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as Harry Smith
as Col. Feroud
as Gen. LaSalle
as Maj. Leon
as Nasir Aboud
as Emil Hassan
as Flophouse Proprietor
as Maj. Robbinet
as Col. Corville
as Lt. Collet
Critic Reviews for Sirocco
Yet another weak imitation of the leegndary Casablanca, with Bogart (who also produced) playing a similar part to Rick.
A well-acted but predictable spy thriller set in Damascus, in 1925, when the Syrian insurgents conduct guerrilla warfare against their French occupiers.
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.
Audience Reviews for Sirocco
Pretty obvious but weak-sauce attempt at aping 'Casablanca', with Bogart playing a less likable version of his character from that classic film. Marta Toren is also no Ingrid Bergman -- she makes for a pretty but vapid leading lady. The 1920s Damascus setting is interesting, and makes for a visually appealing picture at times, but 'Sirocco' ultimately fails to impress much.
If you're not out of Damascus in twelve hours you'll be shot! In 1925 Damascus, Harry Smith is a gun smuggler taking advantage of the locals fending off the French militia. He meets a French Colonel and the Colonel's girl in a local cantina. The colonel wants Smith to set up a meeting with his weapons supplier. Harry uses this as a chance to steal the Colonel's girl and make some loot behind his back. "I made a monkey out of you." Curtis Bernhardt, director of Possessed, A Stolen Life, Miss Saddie Thompson, Interrupted Melody, High Wall, and Million Dollar Baby, delivers Sirocco. The storyline for this picture was interesting but not outstanding. The characters were fun but kind of cheesy and the script was fairly mediocre. The cast delivers solid performances and includes Humphrey Bogart, Lee Cobb, Everett Sloane, Gerald Mohr, and Zero Mostel. "It's a pity you can only die once." I randomly came across this movie and DVR'd it off a local channel. I was entertained by this picture, but it is far from one of my favorite Bogart movies. He was more of a light hearted character than he generally is, but it wasn't as well written as We're No Angels. Overall, I recommend seeing this if you're a Bogart fan, but I wouldn't go too far out of my way to watch this. "We don't want them going away soft headed." Grade: C+
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.
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