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"Den of a thousand thieves ! Rendezvous for romance !"
  • NR
  • 1948
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 6.0  (549)

The 1948 movie Casbah, starring Yvonne De Carlo, Tony Martin, and Peter Lorre, is a crime drama set in the beautiful city of Algiers. It tells the story of Gaby (played by Yvonne De Carlo), a beautiful singer who performs every night at a local club in the Casbah, the ancient and labyrinthine heart of Algiers. Gaby attracts the attention of Pepe Le Moko (played by Tony Martin), a notorious thief and gangster who has been hiding in Algiers for years, protected by the people of the Casbah who love and respect him. Pepe becomes infatuated with Gaby and decides to woo her with his charm and wit.

However, their blossoming relationship is threatened by Inspector Slimane (played by Peter Lorre), a determined police officer who has been trying to catch Pepe for years. Slimane knows that Pepe is in love with Gaby and decides to use her as bait to lure Pepe out of the Casbah and into his hands.

The movie is a fascinating blend of romance, crime, and suspense, set against the stunning backdrop of Algiers. The director, John Berry, does a fantastic job of capturing the beauty and complexity of the Casbah, with its winding streets, colorful markets, and enchanting music.

The performances of the three leads are also outstanding, with Yvonne De Carlo delivering a captivating performance as the sultry and mysterious Gaby. Tony Martin is charming and charismatic as the rogue Pepe, and Peter Lorre adds depth and nuance to his portrayal of Inspector Slimane.

One of the most memorable scenes in the movie is when Gaby sings the hauntingly beautiful song "Algiers" on the roof of a building overlooking the city. The scene is beautifully shot and captures the magic and allure of Algiers perfectly.

Overall, Casbah is a gripping and atmospheric movie that transports the viewer to a different time and place. It is a classic example of film noir and a must-watch for anyone who loves crime dramas, romance, or just great cinema.

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    6.0  (549)