Malaga (1954)

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    aka Fire Over Africa


    Information from IMDb

    Plot Summary
    Joanna Dane (Maureen O'Hara), a former O.S.S. operator (forerunner of the CIA),
    is sent to Tangier by the American authorities to find out who is behind
    a powerful ring of smugglers that does a booming business in contraband
    with counterparts in Spain and Italy, and also contribute to a high death rate
    among the Tangier policemen. She gets work in a waterfront dive owned
    by "Frisco" (Binnie Barnes) and is soon being courted by Van Logan (Macdonald Carey),
    another American agent but posing as one of the smugglers.
    Most of the action is set in Tangier, with a brief interlude in Spanish Gibraltar,
    and the climax is a gun battle between the Tangier civil police and the smugglers
    on the North African shore of the Mediterranean.
    Written by Les Adams

    Full Cast
    Maureen O'Hara .... Joanna Dana
    Macdonald Carey .... Van Logan
    Binnie Barnes .... Frisco
    Guy Middleton .... Soames Howard
    Hugh McDermott .... Richard Farrell
    James O'Hara .... Danny Boy
    Harry Lane .... Augie
    Leonard Sachs .... Paul Dupont
    Ferdy Mayne .... Mustapha
    Eric Corrie .... Pebbles
    Bruce Beeby .... Potts
    Gérard Tichy .... Cronkhite
    Derek Sydney .... Signor Amato
    Jacques Cey .... Monsieur Ducloir
    Mike Brendall .... Rodrigo
    Meinhart Maur .... Jakie
    Antonio Casas .... Aziz

    Writing Credits
    Robert Westerby

    Christopher Challis

    Memorable Quotes

    Filming Locations
    Málaga, Andalucía, Spain
    Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England, UK

    Best Wishes
    London- England

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  • Malaga (also known in the USA as Fire Over Africa) is a 1954 British film
    starring Maureen O'Hara as a former O.S.S. James Bond type secret agent
    and Macdonald Carey as a smuggler.
    It was directed by Richard Sale on location in Malaga
    and set in the international city of Tangiers.
    Peter Sellers dubbed at least six actors in the cast without credit
    with one account listing fourteen

    Not the greatest of films.
    Maureen's dresses, and lovely scenery,
    makes it at least worth watching,
    but don't expect anything special!!

    User Review

    Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

    Best Wishes
    London- England

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    When the cameras started to shoot this film in mid-November 1953, Maureen O'Hara was 33 years old, divorced her second husband and had initiated proceedings for custody of her daughter 9 years old. If she had come to shoot this film with little enthusiasm, this work would prove invaluable years later. In 1957, the scandal sheet Confidential published an article stating that Maureen had been caught in a sexual position very daring to Grauman Chinese at a screening of Ben Hur. Maureen continued the newspaper and the trial became a media circus. Maureen was able to prove that on the date mentioned, she was filming in Spain for Fire Over Africa visas and had his passport to prove it. Maureen won his case and the magazine could not survive this vilification ...

    a small video

    Good reading!

    Unconditional's Maureen O'Hara !
    French-English translation: poor !!!

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