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Cairo (1963)

91 min | Crime, Drama

A man called Major is in Cairo after being released from a German Prison. He is there to proceed with his plan to steal the jewelry from the King Tutankhamen exhibit at the national gallery. This plan has been on hold since he was jailed. ...See moreA man called Major is in Cairo after being released from a German Prison. He is there to proceed with his plan to steal the jewelry from the King Tutankhamen exhibit at the national gallery. This plan has been on hold since he was jailed. He enlists the help of Willy, Ali, Nicodemos, Kerim and Kuchuk to carry out his detailed 'foolproof' plan. Perhaps the curse of the Pharoahs is more than a superstition because Major soon finds out that while the robbery may be easy, getting out with the jewels may be the hardest part. Written by Tony Fontana See less
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W.R. Burnett (novel) | Joan Scott (screenplay) (originally as Joanne Court)
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Updated Jan 31, 1963

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Aug 21, 1963 (United States)

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George Sanders
The Major The Major   See fewer
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Faten Hamamah
Amina (as Fetan Hamamah) Amina (as Fetan Hamamah)   See fewer
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Ahmad Mazhar
Kerim (as Ahmed Mazhar) Kerim (as Ahmed Mazhar)   See fewer
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Eric Pohlmann
Nicodemos Nicodemos   See fewer
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Walter Rilla
Kuchuk Kuchuk   See fewer
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Kamal El-Shinnawi
Ghattas (as Kamal El Shennawy) Ghattas (as Kamal El Shennawy)   See fewer
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Salah Nazmi
Commandant Commandant   See fewer
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Marie Marie   See fewer
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Mona Saxena
Bamba (as Mona) Bamba (as Mona)   See fewer
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Abdel Khalek Saleh
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Salah Mansour
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Mohamed El Sayed
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Youssef Chaban
Second Officer Second Officer   See fewer
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Ezzat El Alaili
Third Officer Third Officer   See fewer
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Mohamed Abdel Rahman
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Nahed Sabri
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Aziza Hassan
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5.5 / 10 | 238 votes