Algiers | 1937
In Algiers, Algeria, notorious thief Pepe le Moko evades police capture by hiding within the maze-like Casbah district. Pepe's renown makes him a popular target not only with policeman Javier but also sympathetic Inspector Slimane and jealous thief Regis. Through Slimane, Pepe meets the beautiful American Gaby and becomes obsessed with her. Regis' plan to lure Pepe out into the open falls apart, until Pepe learns that he may never see Gaby again.