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Cairo Road (1950)

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The never-ending struggle of an Egyptian Narcotics Bureau unit. This time around,the murder of a rich Arab named Bashiri leads colonel Yussef Bey and his right-hand man Lieutenant Mourad to... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Portman ...
Col. Youssef Bey
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Lt. Mourad
Maria Mauban ...
Marie
Camelia ...
Anna Michelis
Harold Lang ...
Rico Pavlis / Humble
Grégoire Aslan ...
Lombardi (as Coco Aslan)
Karel Stepanek ...
Edouardo Pavlis
John Bailey ...
Mental Hospital Doctor
Martin Boddey ...
Maj. Ahmed Mustafa
John Gregson ...
Coast Guardsman
Marne Maitland ...
Gohari
John Harvey ...
Maj. Maggoury
Oscar Quitak ...
Bedouin boy
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Commandant
Ferdy Mayne ...
Doctor, Port Said
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The never-ending struggle of an Egyptian Narcotics Bureau unit. This time around,the murder of a rich Arab named Bashiri leads colonel Yussef Bey and his right-hand man Lieutenant Mourad to a berthed ship in the harbor of Port Saïd. An amazing quantity of hashish is found on board and two suspicious passengers, Humble and Lombardi, are kept under surveillance. But Humble, whose real name is Rico Pavlis, manages to run away after killing Lombardi. Yussef decides to set a trap for Pavlis, his brother and the other traffickers... Written by Guy Bellinger

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2 October 1950 (France)  »

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Achtung! Kairo... Opiumschmuggler  »

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Confusing plot and lame climax
12 September 2013 | by (london) – See all my reviews

this film is set in the Egyptian narcotics bureau.It is commanded by the astringent Eric Portman and he is assisted by neophyte Laurence Harvey.At first the film is reasonably interesting,particularly as it was made on location in Egypt.However the plot becomes too complex and i rapidly lost interest in the proceedings.The climax when it comes is so lame it is unbelievably bad.Difficult to understand why they could allow such a feeble ending to a dranatic story.Portman gives his standard performance eg Millions Like Us.Harvey plays the sort of role that he could do in his sleep.Generally this film is a great disappointment.


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