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Malaga (1954)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Crime, Drama  |  5 November 1954 (USA)
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Joanna Dane, a former O.S.S. operator (forerunner of the CIA), is sent to Tangier by the American authorities to find out who is behind a powerful ring of smugglers that does a booming ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joanna Dana
Macdonald Carey ...
Van Logan
Binnie Barnes ...
Frisco
Harry Lane ...
Augie
Leonard Sachs ...
Paul Dupont
James O'Hara ...
Danny Boy (as James Lilburn)
Hugh McDermott ...
Richard Farrell
Guy Middleton ...
Soames Howard
Ferdy Mayne ...
Mustapha
Eric Corrie ...
Pebbles
Bruce Beeby ...
Potts
Derek Sydney ...
Signor Amato
Jacques Cey ...
Monsieur Ducloir
Gérard Tichy ...
Cronkhite
Mike Brendall ...
Rodrigo
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Joanna Dane, a former O.S.S. operator (forerunner of the CIA), is sent to Tangier by the American authorities to find out who is behind a powerful ring of smugglers that does a booming business in contraband with counterparts in Spain and Italy, and also contribute to a high death rate among the Tangier policemen. She gets work in a waterfront dive owned by "Frisco" and is soon being courted by Van Logan, another American agent but posing as one of the smugglers. Most of the action is set in Tangier, with a brief interlude in Spanish Gibraltar, and the climax is a gun battle between the Tangier civil police and the smugglers on the North African shore of the Mediterranean. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A Girl Who Lives By Her Smile...And A Man Who Lives By His Gun! See more »

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5 November 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fire Over Africa  »

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Van Logan: Hi
Joanna Dana: Alright talk and talk fast and I better like your story
Van Logan: Like any other woman your late
Joanna Dana: Late, Late for what?
Van Logan: The dinner I told you about, what all this?
Joanna Dana: Oh, I forgot to tell ya, I'm just a natural true born slob
Van Logan: Countess you can't discourage me that easily
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Maureen OHara foreign intrigue in Tangier
20 August 2007 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Maureen Ohara (was Mrs. Miniver, also the queen of westerns and traveler to many foreign lands) as spy Joanna Dana. Always witty and lovely, she trades barbs with just about everyone she meets in her mission to break up the ring of pirates and smugglers in the Mediterranean. When one of her associates run into trouble, the only clue she has is a cigarette lighter. Along the way, she runs into casino/bar owner Frisco (Binnie Barnes), who gives her a job. Also look for Maureen's brother James as Danny Boy, who didn't make nearly as many films as Maureen. I kept thinking of the Wonderwoman TV show while watching this; everything seems to happen around Joanna, and given her slow reflexes, she would have been knocked off pretty quickly in real life. While some spies would keep a low profile, Joanna wears flashy dresses and lots of make up. Macdonald Carey, local boat owner (Van Logan) decides to give her a tour of the town. This film "Fire Over Africa" is also known as "Malaga" (for the town in Spain, where a lot of the action takes place.) Interesting scenery of Tangiers at the beginning, and also of Malaga, later in the film. Also interesting to note that the director Richard Sale had written the novel "Not too Narrow, Not too Deep", which was later made into "Strange Cargo" with C Gable and J Crawford.


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