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Prisoners of the Casbah (1953)

Approved | | Adventure | 3 November 1953 (USA)
A low-born thief loves a Moroccan Princess. She must marry to escape death at the hands of her enemies. The groom is able to wed or cast away his bride simply by saying "I Marry You" or "I Divorce You" three times.

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Cast overview:
... Princess Nadja / Yasmin
... Firouz
... Ahmed
... Marouf
Paul Newlan ... 1st Thief (as Paul E. Newlan)
Lucille Barkley ... Soura
... Selim
... 2nd Thief
John Parrish ... 3rd Thief
... Yagoub
... Zeida
Eddie Fields ... Abdullah (as Eddy Fields)
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A low-born thief loves a Moroccan Princess. She must marry to escape death at the hands of her enemies. The groom is able to wed or cast away his bride simply by saying "I Marry You" or "I Divorce You" three times.

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Also Known As:

Aihmalotoi tis Casbah  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This was Turhan Bey's last film until Healer (1994) 41 years later. See more »

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Narrator: The Casbah of old Algiers - that strange city within a city where the forces of law and order dare not penetrate. Refuge of thieves and murderers on whose gates might well be carved, as on the gates of another place, "Abandon hope all ye who enter here." And yet one of those who entered here - much against her will - was a beautiful princess, daughter of the ruler of Algiers.
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Sandlot Shenanigans
3 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

Oh Brother! Gloria Grahame either crossed the wrong person or was fulfilling a contractual obligation to have ended up in this bargain basement sandlot soap opera.

That this piece of tripe was her follow up to her career best performance in The Big Heat is something that boggles the mind. She's strictly phoning it in, not even attempting to do more than the script asks of her. Who can blame her? The decidedly down market Turhan Bey and Cesar Romero may not be on her level talent wise but they seem to understand the spirit needed to make this kind of escapist fare work better than she.

The story, what there is of it, is the usual power struggle for control of a mythical kingdom. It's colorful, doesn't bear any scrutinizing for sense but if it's a rainy day and you're in the mood for a mindless escape this would fit the bill.


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