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Heart of the Casbah

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Heart of the Casbah
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Directed byPierre Cardinal
Written byPierre Cardinal
Produced byPierre Cardinal
StarringViviane Romance
Claude Laydu
Peter van Eyck
CinematographyHenri Decaë
Edited byMarguerite Renoir
Music byGeorges Iguerbouchen
Paral Films
Distributed byLa Société des Films Sirius
Release date
24 January 1952
Running time
96 minutes

Heart of the Casbah (French: Au coeur de la Casbah) is a 1952 French drama film directed by Pierre Cardinal and starring Viviane Romance, Claude Laydu and Peter van Eyck.[1]

It was shot at the Billancourt Studios in Paris and on location in French Algeria, particularly around the Casbah of Algiers. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Roland Berthon and Antoine Malliarakis.



  1. ^ Rège p.177


  • Rège, Philippe. Encyclopedia of French Film Directors, Volume 1. Scarecrow Press, 2009.
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