Algiers (1938)

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,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 28, 1938
DVD Release Date: June 6, 2001
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Dennis Schwartz
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never gets over its artificiality, emptiness or lack of suspense.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Kevin M. Williams
The American remake of Pepe Le Moko is practically a shot for shot, line for line copy, except for a few "make it clearer for the Murricans" changes… More
John Ballantine
I probably would have enjoyed it more had I seen a cleaner copy. Unfortunatley I don't think that this film was ever restored.
William Dunmyer
"Algiers," starring Charles Boyer, was not nominated for Best Picture in 1938, but it received several major nominations and was one of the big films… More
jay nixon
Not as good as Casablanca but still entertaining, Hedy Lamarr is fantastically beautiful almost otherworldly and plays her part well with a sort of wounded… More