Pepe Le Moko, a thief who escaped from France with a fortune in jewels, has for two years lived in, and virtually ruled, the mazelike, impenetrable Casbah, "native quarter" of Algiers. A French official insists that he be captured, but sly Inspector Slimane knows he need only bide his time. The suave Pepe increasingly regards his stronghold as also his prison, especially when he meets beautiful Parisian visitor Gaby, who reminds him of the boulevards to which he dare not return...and arouses the mad jealousy of Ines, his Algerian mistress. Written by
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Pepe le Moko:
You're beautiful. That's easy to say. I know that other people have told you. But what I'm telling you is different, see? For to me you're more than that.
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When complete cast credits are listed at the start of a movie and at the end, there are usually no changes. In this movie, the end credits reverse the order of the last two credits: Bert Roach follows Ben Hall. See more »
What's not to like about this movie? The line "Take Me to the Casbah" is quite timeless... I think I probably first heard it from Bugs Bunny. Well, this is the movie that explains the line (i.e. Movie Trivia for Dummies). There is some great footage (which I do not know for sure, but would bet is actual) from "the Casbah" section of Algiers...Fascinating. There is also the great Charles Boyer as Pepe. He's suave, debonair, fabulously foreign, and also a complete louse ala his mistress, Ines. I just hate that all of the most fabulous movie stars are dead!! Consider also Pepe's "new" love interest, played by Hedy Lamarr. Good grief! She is gorgeous on par with Rita Hayworth in "Gilda." She's very posh, but likes slumming it, too. You can't help but root for this couple to beat the odds.
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