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Casbah Details


Casbah is a musical remake of the 1938 film , which was itself a remake of the French film Pepe Le Moko. Tony Martin stars in the old Jean Gabin/Charles Boyer role as Pepe Le Moko, a master thief who lives in the Casbah section of Algiers. A French police inspector (Peter Lorre) would love to capture Pepe, but realizes that as long as the thief remains in the Casbah he is protected by his vast network of criminals. When Pepe falls in love with a beautiful tourist (Marta Toren), he schemes for the first time to leave his little "empire". Betrayed by a former lover (Yvonne De Carlo), Pepe is shot down by the police as he emerges from his sanctuary. Casbah lacks the atmosphere of the earlier non-musical versions of the story, but Tony Martin is reasonably convincing as Pepe Le Moko, even when bursting into song. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Awarded by
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Harold Arlen Best Song 1948 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Leo Robin Best Song 1948 Nominee


Yvonne De Carlo
as Inez
Peter Lorre
as Slimane
Märta Torén
as Gaby
Hugo Haas
as Omar
Thomas Gomez
as Louvain
Douglas Dick
as Carlo
Herbert Rudley
as Claude
Curt Conway
as Maurice
Andre Pola
as Willem
Barry Bernard
as Max
Virginia Gregg
as Madeline
Harris Brown
as Pierre
Phil Friedman
as Native
Maynard Holmes
as Guide
Eartha Kitt
as Herself
Rosita Marstini
as Woman
Kathleen Freeman
as American woman
Barry Norton
as Pilot
Josette Deegan
as Stewardess
Ed Randolph
Hassan Khayyam
Bert LeBaron
Jo Gilbert
as Americn woman
Sam Harris
as British tourist
George Lewis
as Detective
John Bagni
Tina Menard
as Woman
Paul Fierro
as Policeman


John Berry
Irving Glassberg
Harold Arlen
Harold Arlen
Composer (Music Score)
Walter Scharf
Composer (Music Score)
Leo Robin
Yvonne Wood
Costume Designer
David S. Horsley
Special Effects