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Algiers

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Original title
Algiers
Year
Running time
98 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
John Howard Lawson, James M. Cain
Music
Vincent Scotto, Mohamed Ygerbuchen
Cinematography
James Wong Howe (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
United Artists
Genre
Mystery. Drama. Romance | Remake
Synopsis / Plot
Pepe Le Moko, a thief who escaped from France with a fortune in jewels, has for two years lived in, and virtually ruled, the mazelike, impenetrable Casbah, "native quarter" of Algiers. A French official insists that he be captured, but sly Inspector Slimane knows he need only bide his time. The suave Pepe increasingly regards his stronghold as also his prison, especially when he meets beautiful Parisian visitor Gaby, who reminds him of the boulevards to which he dare not return...and arouses the mad jealousy of Ines, his Algerian mistress.
Awards
1938: 4 Nominations Oscar: Actor (Boyer), Supporting Actor (Lockhart), Art Direction, Cinematography
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