Cairo


1h 31m 1963
Cairo

Brief Synopsis

Master thieves set their sights on King Tut's jewels in this remake of The Asphalt Jungle.

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Film Details

Genre
Drama
Crime
Mystery
Release Date
Jan 1963
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Country
United States
Location
Egypt
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Asphalt Jungle by W. R. Burnett (New York, 1949).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Upon his release from a German jail, Major Pickering goes to Egypt to rob the Cairo museum of ancient gems. Involved in the scheme are Nicodemus, a nightclub owner; Willy, an explosives expert; Ali, a drug addict in love with a dancer, Amina; and Kuchuk, a fence. During the robbery an alarm is accidentally triggered, and the police arrive. Although the gang escapes with the gems, the police track down Nicodemus and force him to provide information about the crime. Kuchuk kills himself rather than go to jail, Willy dies of wounds received during the escape, and Ali, also seriously wounded, expires in the arms of Amina. The major almost escapes with the gems but lingers to admire a belly dancer and is captured.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Crime
Mystery
Release Date
Jan 1963
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Country
United States
Location
Egypt
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Asphalt Jungle by W. R. Burnett (New York, 1949).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m
Color
Black and White

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Notes

Although Joanne Court was given credit for the screenplay when the film was initially released, according to official WGA records, Court was a pseudonym for writer Joan Scott. The WGA changed the screenplay credit to read: "Screenplay by Joan Scott." Location scenes filmed in Egypt. Opened in London in March 1963. A remake of The Asphalt Jungle (1950).

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States January 1963

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1963

Remake of "The Asphalt Jungle" (1949) directed by John Huston.

Released in United States January 1963

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1963