Powerful criminal Pepe Le Moko evades capture by hiding out among fellow thieves in the labyrithine Casbah section of Algiers. But when he falls in love with French tourist Gaby, she prompts him to leave his comfort zone and follow her home.
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Ten years after 'Algiers' they decide to do a remake. They cast Tony Martin as Pepe, Marta Toren as the Gaby character, and Yvonne de Carlo as Inez. Most importantly, they cast Peter Lorre as Slimane. His relationship with Pepe is more complex this time. With Lorre you get a real sense of affection for Pepe. By developing the secondary characters, it makes for a better film.