Algiers Movie Review 1938

Information and Film Reviews for Algiers the Movie

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Nearly a scene-for-scene Americanized remake of the 1937 French "Pepe Le Moko" about a beautiful rich girl (Lamarr) who meets and falls in love with a notorious thief (Boyer, then a leading sex symbol). Pursued by French police and hiding in the underworld-controlled Casbah, Boyer meets up with Lamarr in a tragically fated romance done in the best tradition of Hollywood. Boyer provides a measured performance as Le Moko, while Lamarr is appropriately sultry in her American film debut (which made her a star). Later remade as the semi-musical "Casbah."


Valencia Entertainment International, 26030 Avenue Hall, Ste. 5, Valencia, CA 91355, Phone: (661)257-8000, Fax: (661)257-1780, URL: http://

Available on VHS
Running time 96 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Femme Fatale, Africa, Wrong Side of the Tracks
Charles Boyer, Hedy Lamarr, Sigrid Gurie, Gene Lockhart, Joseph Calleia, Alan Hale
James Wong Howe
John Cromwell
Walter Wanger

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