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Leslie Bush-Fekete (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
April 1948 (USA) See more »
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Yvonne De Carlo ... Inez (as Yvonne DeCarlo)

Tony Martin ... Pepe Le Moko

Peter Lorre ... Slimane

Märta Torén ... Gaby (as Marta Toren)

Hugo Haas ... Omar

Thomas Gomez ... Louvain

Douglas Dick ... Carlo
Katherine Dunham ... Odette

Herbert Rudley ... Claude
Gene Walker ... Roland
Curt Conway ... Maurice

Hans Schumm ... Willem (as Andre Pola)
Barry Bernard ... Max

Virginia Gregg ... Madeline
Will Lee ... Beggar
Harris Brown ... Pierre

Houseley Stevenson ... Anton Duval
Robert Kendall ... Ahmed
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Bagni ... Inspector (uncredited)
Louise Bates ... Tourist (uncredited)

Edward Biby ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ... Pilot (uncredited)
Oliver Cross ... Citizen (uncredited)
Leander De Cordova ... Doorman (uncredited)
Josette Deegan ... Stewardess (uncredited)
Paul Fierro ... Policeman (uncredited)

Kathleen Freeman ... American Woman (uncredited)
Phil Friedman ... Native Man (uncredited)
Lorraine Gale ... Blonde Girl (uncredited)

Jody Gilbert ... American Woman (uncredited)
Joe Gilbert ... Tourist (uncredited)
Carmelita González ... Girl in Inez's Shop (uncredited)
Herschel Graham ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... British Tourist (uncredited)
Carey Harrison ... Inspector (uncredited)
Maynard Holmes ... Guide (uncredited)
George Hyland ... American Businessman (uncredited)
Hassan Khayyam ... Arab (uncredited)

Eartha Kitt ... Katherine Dunham Group Dancer (uncredited)
Kay Koury ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Bert LeBaron ... Inspector (uncredited)

George J. Lewis ... Detective (uncredited)
Jane Loofbourrow ... Schoolteacher (uncredited)
Robert Locke Lorraine ... Tourist (uncredited)
Bob Lugo ... Native Man (uncredited)
Rosita Marstini ... Woman (uncredited)

Tina Menard ... Woman (uncredited)

Sol Murgi ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Maurice Navarro ... Fire Eater (uncredited)

Barry Norton ... Pilot (uncredited)
Abel Pina ... Acrobat (uncredited)
Antonio Pina ... Acrobat (uncredited)
Henry Pina ... Acrobat (uncredited)
Jerry Pina ... Acrobat (uncredited)
Ed Randolph ... Tourist (uncredited)

Suzanne Ridgway ... Check Counter Girl (uncredited)
Samir Rizkallah ... Arab (uncredited)

Cosmo Sardo ... Commuter at Airport (uncredited)
Tom Tamarez ... Inspector (uncredited)
Maria J. Tavares ... Girl in Inez's Shop (uncredited)
Basil Tellou ... Blind Singer (uncredited)
Elsa Walker ... Woman (uncredited)
Kathryn Wilson ... British Tourist (uncredited)

Directed by
John Berry 
Writing credits
Leslie Bush-Fekete (screenplay) (as L. Bush-Fekete) &
Arnold Manoff (screenplay)

Erik Charell (musical story)

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

Produced by
Erik Charell .... associate producer
Nat C. Goldstone .... producer
Original Music by
Harold Arlen 
Walter Scharf (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Irving Glassberg (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Edward Curtiss 
Art Direction by
John DeCuir  (as John F. DeCuir)
Bernard Herzbrun 
Set Decoration by
Oliver Emert (set decorations)
Russell A. Gausman (set decorations)
Costume Design by
Yvonne Wood (costumes)
Makeup Department
Carmen Dirigo .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ken Weeks .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Voglin .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jack A. Bolger Jr. .... sound
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Special Effects by
David S. Horsley .... special photography
Camera and Electrical Department
E. Brown .... grip (uncredited)
Eddie Jones .... still photographer (uncredited)
Lew Schwartz .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Leo Robin .... lyrics by
Walter Scharf .... music arranger
Walter Scharf .... music director
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Other crew
Katherine Dunham .... choreography: Dunham Group
Bernard Pearce .... dance director
Connie Earl .... script supervisor (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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94 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Argentina:13 | Finland:K-16 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2013) | West Germany:16 (nf) (cut)

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5 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Tony Martin as Pepe Le Moko; Lily Munster as Inez..., 10 April 2002
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

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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