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Casbah (1948)

The life, Loves and Adventures of a classic Casbah thief.

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Cast

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Inez (as Yvonne DeCarlo)
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Gaby (as Marta Toren)
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Louvain
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Carlo
Katherine Dunham ...
Odette
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Claude
Gene Walker ...
Roland
Curt Conway ...
Maurice
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Willem (as Andre Pola)
Barry Bernard ...
Max
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Madeline
Will Lee ...
Beggar
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Pepe Le Moko leads a gang of jewel thieves in the Casbah of Algiers, where he has exiled himself to escape imprisonment in his native France. Inez, his girl friend, is infuriated when Pepe flirts with Gaby, a French visitor, but Pepe tells her to mind her own business. Detective Slimane is trying to lure Pepe out of the Casbah so he can be jailed. Against Slimane's advice, Police Chief Louvain capture Pepe in a dragnet, but his followers free him. Inez realizes that Pepe has fallen in love with Gaby and intends to follow her to Europe. Slimane knows the same and uses her as the bait to lure Pepe out of the Casbah. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Crime | Musical

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April 1948 (USA)  »

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Casbah - Verbotene Gassen  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Eartha Kitt's film debut. See more »

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Referenced in Hare Splitter (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

What's Good About Goodbye
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Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Tony Martin
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remake of "Algiers" not "Casablanca"
26 October 2002 | by (florida, USA) – See all my reviews

This strange little item is a remake of the 1938 film "Algiers" which starred Charles Boyer and Hedy Lamarr, which itself was a remake of a French film of the previous year, called "Pepe LeMoko." The 1938 version made stars of Boyer and Lamarr; Tony Martin (who was married to dancer Cyd Charisse) and Marta Toren were not so lucky. Both were physically attractive enough but lacked the panache and charisma to capture the movie going public's loyalty. DeCarlo held her own in the film in a secondary role in a period when Universal was trying to figure out what to do with her -- the camp era was over -- no more "Salome" or "Sheherazade" for her. She did some fine work in film noir during this time -- "Brute Force" and "Criss Cross" in particular. (If you look real close at the Katherine Dunham Dance Troupe -- you might spot a young dancer named Eartha Kitt who made quite a name for herself a bit later, as a singer.)


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