Cairo Road (1950)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Police Detective Film, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Cairo Road is a standard British "police precinct" drama with a twist; this precinct is located in Cairo, Egypt. Eric Portman plays an Egyptian police chief who takes on the seemingly routine matter of a murdered Arab. Portman deduces that this was no ordinary street killing, and that the Arab was mixed up with drug smuggling. The chief leaves the relative security of his office to set a trap for the murderers within the teeming streets of Cairo. Cairo Road was photographed by Oswald Morris and included in its supporting cast a young Lawrence Harvey--two worthies who wouldn't be working in British programmers much longer.




crime-solving, drug-ring, drug-smuggler, Egyptian [nationality], murder, narcotics-agent, police-chief, police-investigation, trap-door, Arab