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Malaga (1954)

Approved | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 5 November 1954 (USA)
Joanna Dane, a former O.S.S. operator (forerunner of the CIA), is sent to Tangier by the American authorities to find out who is behind a powerful ring of smugglers that does a booming ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Sale

Writer:

Robert Westerby
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maureen O'Hara ... Joanna Dana
Macdonald Carey ... Van Logan
Binnie Barnes ... Frisco
Harry Lane Harry Lane ... Augie
Leonard Sachs Leonard Sachs ... Paul Dupont
James O'Hara ... Danny Boy (as James Lilburn)
Hugh McDermott ... Richard Farrell
Guy Middleton ... Soames Howard
Ferdy Mayne ... Mustapha
Eric Corrie Eric Corrie ... Pebbles
Bruce Beeby Bruce Beeby ... Potts
Derek Sydney ... Signor Amato
Jacques Cey Jacques Cey ... Monsieur Ducloir
Gérard Tichy ... Cronkhite
Mike Brendel Mike Brendel ... Tiger
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Storyline

Joanna Dane, a former O.S.S. operator (forerunner of the CIA), is sent to Tangier by the American authorities to find out who is behind a powerful ring of smugglers that does a booming business in contraband with counterparts in Spain and Italy, and also contribute to a high death rate among the Tangier policemen. She gets work in a waterfront dive owned by "Frisco" and is soon being courted by Van Logan, another American agent but posing as one of the smugglers. Most of the action is set in Tangier, with a brief interlude in Spanish Gibraltar, and the climax is a gun battle between the Tangier civil police and the smugglers on the North African shore of the Mediterranean. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Actually filmed in the Casbah - where the forbidden is for sale! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fire Over Africa See more »

Filming Locations:

Málaga, Andalucía, Spain See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Frankovich Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Van Logan: Hi
Joanna Dana: Alright talk and talk fast and I better like your story
Van Logan: Like any other woman your late
Joanna Dana: Late, Late for what?
Van Logan: The dinner I told you about, what all this?
Joanna Dana: Oh, I forgot to tell ya, I'm just a natural true born slob
Van Logan: Countess you can't discourage me that easily
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References Casbah (1948) See more »

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Not worth watching.
6 August 2017 | by julesbrianSee all my reviews

This is a classic 'B' movie, except that it is so b... awful it is really an F movie. All I can find to say about it is that Maureen O'Hara did NOT play Mrs. Miniver, as claimed by an earlier reviewer. That was Greer Garson. This is a film that makes you realise how far Hollywood has come in the last 65 years, and also how lucky Hollywood is to be able to still sell this kind of old rubbish to TV.


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