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Pepe le Moko

Jean Gabin in Pepe le Moko

Pierrot is dead, betrayed by police informer Regis. Young Pierrot was like a little brother to Pepe (Jean Gabin), the leader of a gang of small-time criminals hiding out in the Casbah of Algiers. Mortally wounded, the young gang member staggers back to their den, and with gun in hand tries to shoot the snitch Regis, but dies before pulling the trigger. One of the gang finalizes the revenge killing, and now Pepe sits in the cafe brooding, heartsick over the loss of his young cohort and friend.

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