CASBAH is a remake of a remake, but they added the topspin of music to this one. Originally made in France as PEPE LE MOKO, starring Jean Gabin, it was a trifle too rough for the Hays Office and failed to get that important seal of approval. It was later superbly done with Charles Boyer
in the lead in ALGIERS (1938). Le Moko (Martin) is hiding out in the Casbah, and Lorre is the policeman who finds capturing him next to impossible because everyone in the Casbah protects him. De Carlo is a local wench who is madly in love with Martin, but he only has eyes for tourist Toren. Lorre
learns that Martin is about to leave Algiers with her, so he tells her that Martin has ...