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In Sirocco Humphrey Bogart is cast as Harry Smith, a casino operator in 1925 Damascus. For a tidy profit, Smith runs guns to the Arab insurrectionists attempting to overthrow the French Protectorate. Chastised by French Colonel Feroud (Lee J. Cobb) for his lack of morals and political convictions, Smith merely sneers in agreement. Before long, he has become romantically involved with Feroud's mistress Violetta (Marta Toren), who hopes to use Harry as means of escape to Cairo. Only after being betrayed by the Arabs and roughed up by the French authorities does our "hero" begin to… More

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"Yet another weak imitation of the leegndary Casablanca, with Bogart (who also produced) playing a similar part to Rick."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A well-acted but predictable spy thriller set in Damascus, in 1925, when the Syrian insurgents conduct guerrilla warfare against their French occupiers."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Ingênuo como o personagem de Lee J. Cobb, o filme é ajudado pela performance deste e, é claro, de Bogart. Ainda assim, a tentativa de recriar a dinâmica de Casablanca falha visivelmente."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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