Casbah (film)

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Casbah
Casbah FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by John Berry
Produced by Nat C. Goldstone
Written by Leslie Bush-Fekete
Story by Henri La Barthe (as Detective Ashelbe)
Starring Yvonne De Carlo
Tony Martin
Music by Walter Scharf
Cinematography Irving Glassberg
Edited by Edward Curtiss
Production
  company
Marston Productions
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s)
  • April 1948 (1948-04)
Running time 94 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Casbah (1948) is a musical film directed by John Berry, starring Yvonne DeCarlo and Tony Martin, and released by Universal Studios.

Plot[edit]

Casbah is a musical remake of the 1938 film Algiers, which was in turn an American English-language remake of the 1936 French film Pépé le Moko. The plot, which follows that of the 1938 film rather faithfully, deals with Pépé le Moko (Tony Martin), who leads a gang of jewel thieves in the Casbah of Algiers, where he has exiled himself to escape imprisonment in his native France. Inez (Yvonne De Carlo), his girl friend, is infuriated when Pépé flirts with Gaby (Marta Toren), a French visitor, but Pépé tells her to mind her own business. Detective Slimane (Peter Lorre) is trying to lure Pépé out of the Casbah so he can be jailed. Against Slimane's advice, Police Chief Louvain (Thomas Gomez) captures Pépé in a dragnet, but his followers free him. Inez realizes that Pépé has fallen in love with Gaby and intends to follow her to Europe. Slimane knows the same and uses her as the bait to lure Pépé out of the Casbah.

Cast and roles[edit]


Cast notes:

Awards[edit]

In 1949, the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the song "For Every Man There's a Woman" by Harold Arlen (music) and Leo Robin (lyrics).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/70401/Casbah/

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