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John Howard Lawson (screenplay)
James M. Cain (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
5 August 1938 (USA) See more »
You've Got A Date With Danger, A Rendezvous With Romance In The Glamorous, Mysterious Algiers . . Make A Date Now !
Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious Casbah. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 2 wins See more »
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murky, but grand See more (45 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charles Boyer ... Pepe le Moko

Sigrid Gurie ... Ines

Hedy Lamarr ... Gaby

Joseph Calleia ... Slimane

Alan Hale ... Grandpere

Gene Lockhart ... Regis
Walter Kingsford ... Louvain

Paul Harvey ... Janvier

Stanley Fields ... Carlos

Johnny Downs ... Pierrot
Charles D. Brown ... Max
Robert Greig ... Andre Giraux

Leonid Kinskey ... L'Arbi

Joan Woodbury ... Aicha
Nina Koshetz ... Tania (as Mme. Nina Koshetz)

Claudia Dell ... Marie
Ben Hall ... Gil

Bert Roach ... Bertier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gino Corrado ... Detective (uncredited)
Armand Kaliz ... French Police Sergeant (uncredited)

Stanley Price ... Native with Water Pipe (uncredited)

Luana Walters ... Native Waitress (uncredited)

Directed by
John Cromwell 
Writing credits
John Howard Lawson (screenplay)

James M. Cain (additional dialogue)

Henri La Barthe (from the novel "Pepe Le Moko" by) (as Detective Ashelbe)

Produced by
Walter Wanger .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Vincent Scotto 
Mohamed Ygerbuchen  (as Mohammed Igarbouchen)
Cinematography by
James Wong Howe (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Otho Lovering (film editor)
William Reynolds (film editor)
Art Direction by
Alexander Toluboff 
Makeup Department
Nina Roberts .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Daniel Keefe .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Horace Hough .... assistant director
Art Department
Wade B. Rubottom .... associate art director (as Wade Rubottom)
Sound Department
Paul Neal .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Coburn .... still photographer (uncredited)
Lloyd Knechtel .... photographer: backgrounds, Algiers (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene .... wardrobe: Miss Lamarr
Omar Kiam .... wardrobe: Miss Gurie
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Ann Ronell .... lyrics by
Other crew
Walter Wanger .... presenter
Jamiel Hasson .... technical advisor (uncredited)
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96 min (copyright length)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Argentina:Atp | Canada:G (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Portugal:M/12 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (video) | USA:Unrated (DVD) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #4331) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)
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Did You Know?

A song called "Algiers" with music by 'Vincent Scotto' and lyrics by Ann Ronell was published but not used in the picture.See more »
Pepe le Moko:Did you ever see a clock that pointed to two and struck four when it is really quarter-past-twelve? Well, your friend Regis is like that. He doesn't ring true.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Casting Couch (1995) (V)See more »
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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
murky, but grand, 6 July 1999
Author: bruno-32 from United States

I've heard of this movie, and when I finally had a chance to view it, I was hooked. I actually thought I was in Algiers and the casbah. When I first saw Hedy Lamarr make her entrance, I was hooked again. What a vision of beauty. I could see now when fans talk about legendary beauties of Hollywood, she is most mentioned. Charles Boyer was great as Pepe La Moko, and so was Gene Lochart as the informer. To me, the ending was most tragic, and I will never forget the fading ship sailing away and Hedy's vision, never to see her lover again. No wonder its a classic. They don't make movies like these anymore, the pity of it all.

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