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Monday, December 29, 2014

"Algiers" (1938)


Probably Charles Boyer's most famous role, the cad of the Casbah, Pepe LeMoko...a ne'er do well jewel thief longing for a life back in his beloved Paris and lusting after the incomparably beautiful Hedy Lamarr in her Hollywood debut as a tycoon's kept mistress. Cops, stoolies, urchins, exotic women and even a snappy song from Boyer, all among the rabbit warren of Algerian steets and alleys. Great fun. 


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