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Casbah (1948)

Not Rated | | Crime, Musical | April 1948 (USA)
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)  »

Also Known As:

Casbah - Verbotene Gassen  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Eartha Kitt's film debut. See more »

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Version of Pépé le Moko (1937) See more »

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It Was Written In The Stars
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Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Tony Martin
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Tony Martin as Pepe Le Moko; Lily Munster as Inez...
10 April 2002 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

I watched this years ago on TV with a friend who swore that was NOT Yvonne DeCarlo playing the spitfire Inez...I almost lost my mind! Yvonne is unintentionally hilarious in this campy musical remake of 1938's "Algiers", featuring big, bland Tony Martin as Pepe Le Moko (for those who don't know, Tony Martin was even more bland than Perry Como and Andy Williams, sort of a Dean Martin knock-off without any of Dino's naughty charm). Pepe is a jewel thief caught between two women, and he occasionally breaks out into song (not bad songs mind you, as they were written by the famous Harold Arlen). Still, viewers not familiar with the picture's background might think they've stumbled upon a musical version of "Casablanca". *1/2 from ****


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