The Man from Cairo (1953)


THE MAN FROM CAIRO (1953)


Dramma nella Kasbah (original title)

 

That Man from Cairo (USA)
Crime Squad (UK)
Amenaza en Casbah (Spain)
Le secret de la Casbah (France)

1953 Italy | UK | USA
Direction: Ray Enright (as Ray H. Enright), Edoardo Anton
Actors: George Raft, Gianna Maria Canale, Massimo Serato

Hollywood icon George Raft’s final starring role finds the gangster icon swept-up in espionage and intrigue in the mean streets of Algiers as an American tourist mistaken for a spy. Rome supplied an atmospheric stand-in for Algiers, with the film shot almost entirely in Italy, complete with a majority Italian crew and cast save for Raft and actress Irene Papas (a Greek beauty making her American debut; she would later would become one of the biggest international stars of the 1950s). Missing gold, thumbless men, fortune tellers, roulette wheels, sinister forces and other pulp flourishes keep the plot moving briskly while the postwar ruins and decay of Rome provide a unique, fascinating atmosphere that sets this low-budget noir apart from the rest.


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Music: Renzo Rossellini
Cinematography: Mario Albertelli
Edited by: Mario Serandrei
Art Direction: Giulio Bongini
Costume Design: Marilù Carteny
Production companies: Michaeldavid Productions, Societa Italiana Gestioni Manifestazioni Artistiche Italarte
Running time: 81 minutes

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