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Cairo Road (1950)

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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David MacDonald

Writer:

Robert Westerby
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Portman ... Col. Youssef Bey
Laurence Harvey ... Lt. Mourad
Maria Mauban Maria Mauban ... Marie
Camelia ... Anna Michelis
Harold Lang 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 John Harvey ... Maj. Maggoury
Oscar Quitak Oscar Quitak ... Bedouin Boy
Abraham Sofaer ... Commandant
Ferdy Mayne ... Doctor in Port Said
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Storyline

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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The Double-Crossroads of the World! See more »

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Drama | Crime

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1950 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Achtung! Kairo... Opiumschmuggler See more »

Filming Locations:

Cairo, Egypt See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mayflower Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Enjoyable Detective Programmer
22 March 2003 | by Space_MafuneSee all my reviews

This is a detective programmer involving a Narcotics division located in Egypt. Col. Youssef Bey (Eric Portman) and Lieutenant Mourad (Laurence Harvey) are trying hard to bring down an illegal drug-smuggling ring lead by the Pavlis Brothers. This film champions the police and its methods and looks very harshly at the illegal drug trade. There's some neat twists and surprises here in terms of plot. Portman, Harvey and Harold Lang stand out in their roles. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this movie.


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