Cairo

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Cairo is a 1942 musical comedy film made by MGM and Loew's, and directed by W. S. Van Dyke. The screenplay was written by John McClain, based on an idea by Ladislas Fodor about a news reporter shipwrecked in a torpedo attack, who teams up with a... read more
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Cairo is a 1942 musical comedy film made by MGM and Loew's, and directed by W. S. Van Dyke. The screenplay was written by John McClain, based on an idea by Ladislas Fodor about a news reporter shipwrecked in a torpedo attack, who teams up with a Hollywood singer and her maid to foil Nazi spies. The music score is by Herbert Stothart. This film was Jeanette MacDonald's last film on her MGM contract. The film was poorly received upon its initial release.

Original Release

08/17/1942

US Release

08/17/1942

Cast

Jeanette MacDonald Marcia Warren
Robert Young Homer Smith / Homer Smith, aka Juniper Jones
Ethel Waters Cleona Jones / Cleona Jones, Marcia's Maid
Reginald Owen Philo Cobson
Grant Mitchell O.H.P. Boggs / Mr. O.H.P. Boggs
Lionel Atwill Teutonic Gentleman
Eduardo Ciannelli Ahmed Ben Hassan (as Edward Ciannelli) / Ahmed Ben Hassan
Mitchell Lewis Ludwig
Dooley Wilson Hector
Larry Nunn Bernie
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

W.S. Van Dyke

Writers

John McClain, Ladislas Fodor

Cast

Jeanette MacDonald Marcia Warren
Robert Young Homer Smith / Homer Smith, aka Juniper Jones
Ethel Waters Cleona Jones / Cleona Jones, Marcia's Maid
Reginald Owen Philo Cobson
Grant Mitchell O.H.P. Boggs / Mr. O.H.P. Boggs
Lionel Atwill Teutonic Gentleman
Eduardo Ciannelli Ahmed Ben Hassan (as Edward Ciannelli) / Ahmed Ben Hassan
Mitchell Lewis Ludwig
Dooley Wilson Hector
Larry Nunn Bernie
Dennis Hoey Col. Woodhue
Mona Barrie Mrs. Morrison
Rhys Williams Strange Man
Cecil Cunningham Mme. Laruga
Harry Worth Bartender
Frank Richards Alfred
Jacqueline Dalya Female Theatre Attendant
The King's Men Group Singers
Dan Seymour Fat Doorman in Cairo Theatre
Louise Bates Mrs. Woodhue

Producers

Editors

James E. Newcom

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