Algiers
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This Hollywood remake of the French Pepe le Moko adheres so slavishly to its source that it utilizes stock footage from the original film, and even picked its actors on the basis of their resemblance to the French cast. Contrary to legend, star Charles Boyer never says "Come wizz me to zee Casbah"; as master criminal Pepe le Moko, he's already in the Casbah, a crook-controlled safe harbor which protects Pepe from the French authorities. Pepe's friendly enemy, police inspector Joseph Calleia, treats his pursuit of Pepe like a chess game, patiently waiting for his opponent to… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"never gets over its artificiality, emptiness or lack of suspense."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The dialogue is silly (and campy), but the film is nicely produced and Hedy Lamarr is goregous in the movie that made her an international star."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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