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Dark Streets of Cairo (1940)

Jewel smugglers in Cairo try to pin their crimes on a kidnapped baron.

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(as Leslie Kardos)

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(original screenplay)
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Cast

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Ellen Stephens
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Dennis Martin
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Jerry Jones
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Shari Abbadi
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Abbadi
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Inspector Joachim
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Khattab
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Maggie Malone, aka Margo Molina (as Yolande Mallott)
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Baron Stephens
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Hussien
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Ahmend
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Bellboy (as Steve Geray)
Wright Kramer ...
Prof. Wyndham
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Jewel smugglers in Cairo try to pin their crimes on a kidnapped baron.

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Taglines:

SECRETS SEALED A THOUSAND YEARS! They dared the death curse of the Pharoahs! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Mystery

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

17 April 1941 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

I ekdikisis tou Farao  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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George Zucco sole interest in obscure Universal 'B'
30 May 2011 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

1940's "Dark Streets of Cairo" is a real obscurity among Universal buffs, as it was never included in the studio's vast collection of classic horror films issued to television in the late 50's, under the title SHOCK! (probably never made the rounds on local stations, nor appeared on Pittsburgh's CHILLER THEATER). Released a few months after "The Mummy's Hand," the film reunites George Zucco and Siegfried Arno in basically the same roles, but are now jewel smugglers based in Cairo, using the same sets and much of the same musical cues. Zucco's fez wearing gang leader is named Abbadi (pronounced 'a body'), who tries to pin his crimes on a kidnapped wealthy baron (Lloyd Corrigan), with top billing going to Sigrid Gurie as the baron's daughter. The screen's best known Dick Tracy, Ralph Byrd, plays the hero, and diminutive Eddie Quillan, fresh from "The Grapes of Wrath," supplies too much comic relief for a 59 minute feature that provides little thriller relief. Zucco easily handles his duties in fine fashion, and other villains are played by Henry Brandon, Nestor Paiva, Steven Geray, and Charles Wagenheim.


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