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Cairo Road (1950)

The never-ending struggle of an Egyptian Narcotics Bureau unit. This time around,the murder of a rich Arab named Bashiri leads colonel Yussef Bey and his right-hand man Lieutenant Mourad to... See full summary »

Director:

David MacDonald (as David Macdonald)

Writers:

Robert Westerby (original story), Robert Westerby (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Portman ... Youssef Bey
Laurence Harvey ... Lieutenant Mourad
Maria Mauban Maria Mauban ... Marie
Harold Lang Harold Lang ... Humble
Grégoire Aslan ... Lombardi (as Coco Aslan)
Karel Stepanek ... Edouardo Pavlis
John Bailey ... Mental Hospital Doctor
Martin Boddey ... Major Ahmed Mustafa
John Gregson ... Coastguard Lieutenant
Marne Maitland ... Gohari
John Harvey John Harvey ... Major Maggoury
Oscar Quitak Oscar Quitak ... Bedouin Boy
Abraham Sofaer ... Coastguard Commandant
Ferdy Mayne ... Doctor, Port Said
Peter Jones ... Ships Lieutenant
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The never-ending struggle of an Egyptian Narcotics Bureau unit. This time around,the murder of a rich Arab named Bashiri leads colonel Yussef Bey and his right-hand man Lieutenant Mourad to a berthed ship in the harbor of Port Saïd. An amazing quantity of hashish is found on board and two suspicious passengers, Humble and Lombardi, are kept under surveillance. But Humble, whose real name is Rico Pavlis, manages to run away after killing Lombardi. Yussef decides to set a trap for Pavlis, his brother and the other traffickers... Written by Guy Bellinger

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The War Against Narcotics Can Never Stop! See more »

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Drama | Crime

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1950 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Achtung! Kairo... Opiumschmuggler See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mayflower Productions See more »
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| (original)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Feature debut of Marne Maitland. See more »

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Don't Worry! The Camel Corps Will Get Them.
22 August 2018 | by spookyrat1See all my reviews

A somewhat amusing Brit police procedural, filmed in Egypt, with British actors, filling the key roles, playing (mainly) Egyptian police officers. Curious viewers may wish to see a fresh-faced Lawrence Harvey in an early role, playing second banana to Eric Portman's "Arab" Sherlock, as they both chase down shady North African drug pushers, who don't rule out murder to achieve their aims.Being set in the land of the pharaohs, the film features plenty of fezzes, camels, goats and bazaars, but perhaps somewhat unexpectedly, no pyramids. Some will find the movie more humorous than suspenseful, with the lead European actors never convincing us of their Egyptian origins, especially when compared to their native support colleagues, who more obviously fit the bill. The noirish-influenced black and white principal photography is certainly not the worst aspect of this rarely seen film.


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