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Pépé Le Moko Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jean Gabin, Mireille Balin, Saturnin Fabre, Marcel Dalio, Gaston Modot, Fernand Charpin

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PEPE LE MOKO is a movie directed in France by Julien Duvivier in 1937. The picture was remade twice in Hollywood as John Cromwell's ALGIERS (1938) and John Berry's CASBAH (1948).

The setting is Algiers. Pépé Le Moko, a french gangster has become the King of the Casbah where the police can not arrest him because everybody loves and protects Pépé. Inspector Slimane has understood that the only way to catch Pépé is to make him get out of the Casbah. In the meantime, Pépé falls madly in love with a beautiful French tourist but he has to deal with his actual companion, Inez the gipsy, who won't surrender so easily.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   spurned lover goes for revenge Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Lover is...    -   criminal/bad doer Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Africa    -   Yes Kind of Africa:    -   Arabic Africa City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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