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Prisoners of the Casbah ()


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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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Princess Nadja / Yasmin
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Firouz
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Ahmed
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Marouf
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1st Thief (as Paul E. Newlan)
Lucille Barkley ...
Soura
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Selim
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2nd Thief
John Parrish ...
3rd Thief
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Yagoub
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Zeida
Eddie Fields ...
Abdullah (as Eddy Fields)
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Guard (uncredited)
Mimi Borrel ...
Slave Girl (uncredited)
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Guard (uncredited)
Frank Ellis ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Snake Charmer (uncredited)
Eddie Foster ...
Rashid (uncredited)
Leonard P. Geer ...
Thief (uncredited)
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Emir (uncredited)
John Mansfield ...
Mokar (uncredited)
Paul Marion ...
Arab Dog (uncredited)
John Marshall ...
Ayub (uncredited)
Ray Singer ...
Yussem (uncredited)
Willetta Smith ...
Slave Girl (uncredited)

Directed by

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Richard L. Bare

Written by

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DeVallon Scott ... (screenplay) (as De Vallon Scott)
 
William Raynor ... (based on a story by)

Produced by

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Sam Katzman ... producer

Music by

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Mischa Bakaleinikoff ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Henry Freulich ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Charles Nelson

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Francis Cugat ... color consultant: Technicolor

Art Direction by

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Paul Palmentola

Set Decoration by

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Sidney Clifford

Makeup Department

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Dave Grayson ... makeup artist
Ray Sebastian ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Herbert B. Leonard ... unit manager (as Herbert Leonard)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Charles S. Gould ... assistant director
Leonard Katzman ... assistant director

Art Department

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Ernest Graber ... props (uncredited)
Wesley Morton ... props (uncredited)
Robert Pearl ... lead man (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Joe Finochio ... sound recordist
J.S. Westmoreland ... sound engineer (as Josh Westmoreland)
Rookie Johnson ... cable man (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Jack Erickson ... special effects

Stunts

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Bob Herron ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Al Becker ... grip (uncredited)
Bill Hodgins ... best boy (uncredited)
John 'Mike' Hunt ... grip (uncredited)
Val O'Malley ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Emil Oster ... camera operator (uncredited)
Homer Van Pelt ... still photographer (uncredited)
Seldon White ... gaffer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Harold Clandenning ... wardrobe
Ruth Collins ... wardrobe

Music Department

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Mischa Bakaleinikoff ... musical director
George Antheil ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
David Buttolph ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Arthur Morton ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ben Oakland ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Paul Sawtell ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Marlin Skiles ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Gregory Stone ... composer: stock music (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Florence Swan ... script supervisor (uncredited)

Other crew

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John Blankenhorn ... production assistant (uncredited)
Paul de Sainte Colombe ... technical adviser (uncredited)
Jack Erickson ... production assistant (uncredited)
David Katzman ... production assistant (uncredited)
Esther Sproh ... production assistant (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Ahmed (Turhan Bey), captain of the Emir's guards in 18th century Algiers, and the Princess Nadja (Gloria Grahame) are kidnapped by Bedouins acting under the orders of Grand Vizier Firous (Cesar Romero), so he can pose as her savior. Nadia and Ahmed escape and take refuge in the Casbah, the haven of outcasts. To save his life from the Court of Thieves, Ahmed executes the Casbah's greatest coup; he loots the palace treasury, Firous assaults the Casbah with his troops. Written by Les Adams

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Taglines It happens in The CASBAH! SIN-CAPITAL OF THE WORLD! (original print ad( See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les Prisonniers de la Casbah (France)
  • La spada del deserto (Italy)
  • Prisioneiros de Casbah (Portugal)
  • Gefangen in der Kasbah (West Germany)
  • Les prisonniers de la casbah (Belgium, French title)
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  • 78 min
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Trivia This was Turhan Bey's last film until Healer (1994) 41 years later. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Crawlspace (1986). See more »
Quotes [first lines]
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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