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Casbah (1948)

Not Rated | | Crime , Musical | April 1948 (USA)
The life, Loves and Adventures of a classic Casbah thief.

Director:

John Berry

Writers:

Leslie Bush-Fekete (screenplay) (as L. Bush-Fekete), Arnold Manoff (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Katherine Dunham ... Odette
Herbert Rudley ... Claude
Gene Walker Gene Walker ... Roland
Curt Conway Curt Conway ... Maurice
Hans Schumm ... Willem (as Andre Pola)
Barry Bernard Barry Bernard ... Max
Virginia Gregg ... Madeline
Will Lee ... Beggar
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Crime | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Casbah - Verbotene Gassen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Marston Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on July 22, 1949 with Tony Martin reprising his film role. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Cats Bah (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

For Every Man There's a Woman
(uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Tony Martin
also sung by Yvonne De Carlo
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Loved Casbah. I know all the lines and songs by heart.
25 August 2004 | by dhenderson-3See all my reviews

I've watched this movie many, many times and I truly love it. Tony Martin, as Pepe LeMoko, plays a suave, fascinating and very sexy jewel thief who is wanted by the police but is protected by everyone in the Casbah to the point that they will not let the police arrest Pepe and remove him from its confines. Marta Toren, in the role of Gaby, is a very beautiful, classy and mysterious lady visiting the Casbah who meets Pepe. Pepe finds her so extremely different from anyone he has ever met in the Casbah and she also finds him fascinating (what women wouldn't?). It's easy to see how they become attracted to each other and the sparks start flying. Yvonne DeCarlo plays Inez, Pepe's long-time girlfriend who tries to break up Pepe and his new interest. The supporting cast, including Peter Lorre and Thomas Gomez, are well-cast and believable in their roles.

The music is wonderful and Tony Martin's voice is too. It's truly one of my favorite movies of that era.


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