Sirocco (1951)






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In Sirocco Humphrey Bogart is cast as Harry Smith, a casino operator in 1925 Damascus. For a tidy profit, Smith runs guns to the Arab insurrectionists attempting to overthrow the French Protectorate. Chastised by French Colonel Feroud (Lee J. Cobb) for his lack of morals and political convictions, Smith merely sneers in agreement. Before long, he has become romantically involved with Feroud's mistress Violetta (Marta Toren), who hopes to use Harry as means of escape to Cairo. Only after being … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Hans Jacoby, A.I. Bezzerides
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 21, 2003
Columbia Pictures


as Harry Smith

as Col. Feroud

as Balukjian

as Gen. LaSalle

as Maj. Leon

as Nasir Aboud

as Emil Hassan

as Flophouse Proprietor

as Achmet

as Violette

as Maj. Robbinet

as Col. Corville

as Sergeant

as Hamal

as Lt. Collet
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Critic Reviews for Sirocco

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Yet another weak imitation of the leegndary Casablanca, with Bogart (who also produced) playing a similar part to Rick.

Full Review… | August 8, 2011

A well-acted but predictable spy thriller set in Damascus, in 1925, when the Syrian insurgents conduct guerrilla warfare against their French occupiers.

Full Review… | July 29, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Ingênuo como o personagem de Lee J. Cobb, o filme é ajudado pela performance deste e, é claro, de Bogart. Ainda assim, a tentativa de recriar a dinâmica de Casablanca falha visivelmente.

November 23, 2005
Cinema em Cena

August 22, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for Sirocco


If Casablanca had a creepy brother with no charisma and shitty friends, Sirocco would be that brother. Humphrey Bogart plays what's supposed to be an unlikable version of his usual character. For the most part Sirocco fails, but the bombing scene and Marta Toren help get you through. Zero Mostel was creepy as shit, especially his scene with David Bond where he's firing off all of these pet names for him. It's not a total waste, just kind of a let down.

Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer


Muddled, mediocre Bogart picture. The cast is fine but the script is lacking.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

don't compare this to casablanca and then you won't be in for a let down, but if you're a bogie fan it's a decent watch and there are elements that stand on it's on, but again... casablanca it is not so don't measure it against it. there's only ONE casablanca

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