Port Afrique

1956

Rudolph Maté
Director
Columbia Pictures
Studio

American flier returns to North Africa at war's end in 1945 to take up his old life. His wife is soon murdered, and he goes on a mission to find out who did it.

Decent enough mystery benefits from location filming in Algiers, Tangier and Morocco. Carey tends to go into jaw clenching Chuck Heston mode a bit too often, and Newley is absolutely awful trying to play a Spaniard, but instead sounding like a bad Ricky Ricardo imitation. On the other hand, Deckers is superb as the police chief (probably his biggest role), and Angeli is lovely and charming.

Note: The US print is lacking end credits, so impossible to tell who is and isn't credited. After Du Monceau, actors are listed in order of appearance. Also, Shaw's character is listed as 'Grila,' but I am certain it is Gorilla, pronoucned in a Cockney accent as 'G'rilla' by Hayter.

-Dave W.



11th May 1956
Cinema



92 mins



1st October 1956
Cinema



92 mins




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Pier Angeli
Ynez
Philip Carey
'Rip' Reardon
Dennis Price
Robert Blackton
Eugene Deckers
Colonel Jacques Moussac
James Hayter
Mister Nino (William Benson)
Rachel Gurney
Diane Blackton
Anthony Newley
Pedro Aranda
Guido Lorraine
Abdul, Police Inspector
Denis Shaw
Gorilla
Christopher Lee
Franz Vermes
Guy Du Monceau
Police Driver
Unknown 15087-01
Drummer
Pat O'Meara
Guitarist
Unknown 15087-02
Guitarist
Unknown 15087-18
Dancer
Unknown 15087-10
Dancer
Auric Lorand
Gendarme
Richard Molinas
Ship Captain
Unknown 15087-03
Mate
Unknown 15087-12
Le Badinage Patron
Unknown 15087-13
Le Badinage Patron
George Holdcroft
Le Badinage Patron
(uncredited)
Tony Mendleson
Le Badinage Patron
Unknown 15087-04
Le Badinage Patron
Jeff Silk
Sailor in Le Badinage
Unknown 15087-05
Sailor at Le Badinage
Dan Cressy
Le Badinage Patron
(uncredited)
Unknown 15087-14
Le Badinage Patron
Unknown 15087-16
Le Badinage Patron
David Paltenghi
Le Badinage Patron
(uncredited)
Unknown Male 48
Le Badinage Patron
Unknown 15087-17
Le Badinage Patron
Jacques Cey
Le Badinage Waiter
Dorothy White
Berber Girl
Louis Matto
Le Badinage Waiter
Marie Hannon
Georgette Reardon
Lorenza Colville
Bouala, Servant
Unknown 15087-06
Servant
Unknown 15087-07
Servant
Paul Sheridan
Doctor
André Maranne
Gendarme
Dickey Luck
Gendarme
Unknown 15087-19
Gendarme
Maureen Connell
Maria, Native Model
Unknown 15087-09
Gendarme Locked in Closet
Larry Taylor
First Arab
George Leech
Second Arab
George Roderick
Arab in Police Station Corridor
Unknown 15087-20
Achmed, Jail Warder
Unknown 15087-21
Jail Warder
Andreas Malandrinos
Gardener
Peter Brace
Undetermined Role
Ken Buckle
Undetermined Role
Aidan Harrington
Undetermined Role
Frank Howard
Undetermined Role
Albert Johnson
Undetermined Role
Simon McQueen
Undetermined Role
Unknown Ship
Capitan ????
Auster Autocrat
Pedro's Plane
(F-AHAP, actually G-AHAP)

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