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Port Afrique (1956)

Approved | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 7 September 1956 (USA)
Rip Reardon, ex-Army flier, returns to his home in French Morocco and finds his wife dead, and he suspects she has been murdered. Police Colonel Moussac insists she committed suicide. Rip ... See full summary »


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Frank Partos (screenplay), John Cresswell (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pier Angeli ... Ynez
Eugene Deckers ... Colonle Moussac
Pat O'Meara Pat O'Meara ... Guitarist
James Hayter ... Nino
Philip Carey ... Rip Reardon (as Phil Carey)
Richard Molinas Richard Molinas ... Captain
Guy De Monceau Guy De Monceau ... Police Driver
Dennis Price ... Robert Blackton
Anthony Newley ... Pedro
Jacques Cey Jacques Cey ... Waiter
Dorothy White Dorothy White ... Berber Girl
Denis Shaw ... Grila (as Dennis Shaw)
Marie Hanson Marie Hanson ... Georgette
Rachel Gurney ... Diane Blackton
Guido Lorraine Guido Lorraine ... Abdul


Rip Reardon, ex-Army flier, returns to his home in French Morocco and finds his wife dead, and he suspects she has been murdered. Police Colonel Moussac insists she committed suicide. Rip begins to suspect not only his friends but also a mysterious brunette, Ynez, a Casbah night-club singer with whom he begins to fall in love. Repeated efforts to kill Rip are made but he ultimately finds the evidence which sends him gunning against the killer...but is he mistaken? Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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DRAMATIC AS "CASABLANCA!" - ROMANTIC AS "ALGIERS!" (original poster-all caps) See more »


Drama | Mystery | Romance


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Release Date:

7 September 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Port Afrika See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)


Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Theatrical movie debut of André Maranne (as Andre Maranne) (Police Officer). See more »


When Rip burgles the Police Station, he is disturbed by an officer, whom he forces into a back room. However, the fact that the officer has seen him doesn't seem to cause any problems for Rip at the hands of his friend the Commandant, who would surely have been informed. See more »


Referenced in Life (2015) See more »


In Port Afrique
Music by Oscar Kinleier
English lyrics by Paddy Roberts
Sung by The Ken-Tones over the main titles
Sung by Pier Angeli on the movie
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Cosmopolitan cast, several of whom are wasted
3 October 2018 | by MarlburianSee all my reviews

The cosmopolitan cast caught my eye and while some of them went on to bigger things several were wasted. Despite third billing, Dennis Price didn't have too much to do, and Anthony Newley in his two appearances was annoying. It was good to Eugene Deckers in a bigger role than usual and James Hayter playing against type as a sleazy club owner.

It took a while for the plot to get going, not helped by the singing and dancing in the club early on. But the film did turn into a reasonable who-done-it, set in exotic locations.

Philip Carey's bad limp miraculously disappeared halfway through the film, and I could not help laughing when he asked Newley if he could fix the plane that had just been damaged in a crash landing.

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