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Casbah (1948)





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Casbah is a musical remake of the 1938 film Algiers, which was itself a remake of the French film Pepe Le Moko. Tony Martin stars in the old Jean Gabin/Charles Boyer role as Pepe Le Moko, a master thief who lives in the Casbah section of Algiers. A French police inspector (Peter Lorre) would love to capture Pepe, but realizes that as long as the thief remains in the Casbah he is protected by his vast network of criminals. When Pepe falls in love with a beautiful tourist (Marta Toren), he schemes for the first time to leave his little "empire". Betrayed by a former lover (Yvonne De Carlo), Pepe is shot down by the police as he emerges from his sanctuary. Casbah lacks the atmosphere of the earlier non-musical versions of the story, but Tony Martin is reasonably convincing as Pepe Le Moko, even when bursting into song. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Tony Martin
as Pepe Le Moko
Peter Lorre
as Slimane
Thomas Gomez
as Louvain
Curt Conway
as Maurice
Andre Pola
as Willem
Will Lee
as Beggar
Jody Gilbert
as American Woman
Kathleen Freeman
as American woman
John Bagni
as Inspector
Carey Harrison
as Inspector
Tom Tamarez
as Inspector
Antonio Pina
as Acrobat
Jerry Pina
as Acrobat
Abel Pina
as Acrobat
Henry Pina
as Acrobat
Paul Fierro
as Policeman
George J. Lewis
as Detective
Maurice Navarre
as Fire Eater
Basil Tellou
as Blind Singer
Sam Harris
as British Tourist
Kathryn Wilson
as British Tourist
Lorraine Gale
as Blonde Girl
George Hyland
as American Business Man
Jo Gilbert
as Americn woman
Jane K. Loofbourrow
as Schoolteacher
Carmen Gonzalez
as Girls in Inez's Shop
Eartha Kitt
as Herself
Maria Tavares
as Girls in Inez's Shop
Josette Deegan
as Stewardess
Bob Lugo
as Native Man
Ed Randolph
as Tourist
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The older versions were slicker moviemaking but took this likable trash more seriously than it is worth. The new version has just about the right easygoing attitude.

March 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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