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Pépé le Moko ()


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A wanted gangster is both king and prisoner of the Casbah. He is protected from arrest by his friends, but is torn by his desire for freedom outside. A visiting Parisian beauty may just... See more »

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Pépé le Moko
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Carlos
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Le Grand Père
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Régis (as Charpin)
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Slimane
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Pierrot (as Gilbert-Gil)
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L'Arbi (as Dalio)
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Maxime (as Granval)
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Jimmy
René Bergeron ...
Meunier (as Bergeron)
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Louvain (as Escoffier)
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Max (as Legris)
Jean Témerson ...
Gravère (as Temerson)
Robert Ozanne ...
Gendron
Philippe Richard ...
Janvier
Georges Péclet ...
Barsac (as Péclet)
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Gaby
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Inès
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Tania
Olga Lord ...
Aïcha
Renée Carl ...
La mère Tarte
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Franck Maurice ...
Un inspecteur (uncredited)
Yacef Saadi ...
Boy in the casbah (extra) (uncredited)

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Julien Duvivier ... (a film by)

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Henri La Barthe ... (novel) (as Ashelbé)
 
Henri La Barthe ... (scenario) (as Détective Julien Ashelbé) &
Julien Duvivier ... (scenario)
 
Jacques Constant ... (adaptation) (as J. Constant)
 
Henri Jeanson ... (dialogue)

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Raymond Hakim ... producer (uncredited)
Robert Hakim ... producer (uncredited)

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Vincent Scotto ... (music)
Mohamed Ygerbuchen ... (music) (as Mohamed Yguerbouchen)

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Marc Fossard
Jules Kruger ... (as Kruger)

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Marguerite Beaugé ... (montage)

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Jacques Krauss ... (as Krauss)

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André Gargour ... production manager (as A. Gargour)

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Robert Vernay ... assistant production designer

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Antoine Archimbaud ... sound engineer (as A. Archimbaud)

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Mm. Hakim ... presenter (as MM. Hakim)
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Plot Summary

Pépé le Moko is a gangster from Paris that hides in Algier's Casbah. In the Casbah, he is safe and is able to elude the police's attempts to capture him. But he misses his freedom, after two years in the Casbah. He meets a gorgeous Parisian tourist, Gaby, and they fall in love. Native inspector Slimane tries to use her to attract Pépé out of the Casbah in order to catch him. Written by Yepok

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Also Known As
  • Les nuits blanches (France)
  • Pépé från Marseille (Sweden)
  • Tajanstveni Alžir (Croatia)
  • Пепе льо Моко (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Tajinstveni Alžir (Yugoslavia, Slovenian title)
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  • 94 min
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Trivia When Walter Wanger produced Algiers (1938), the American remake, he tried to have all copies of "Pépé le Moko" destroyed. Fortunately, he was not able to do so. See more »
Goofs In a scene after Pierrot's death, Pepe is getting progressively drunker and his suit coat opens to reveal more of his shirt. His shirt has the monogram of "JG" on the pocket; clearly the monogram of the actor (Jean Gabin) and not the character. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Spisok korabley (2008). See more »
Quotes Chef Inspecteur Louvain: But can we trust you? No double-dealing?
Régis: Sir, I am an informer not a hypocrite.
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