GenreAdventure, Drama CinematographyElwood Bredell CountryUnited States
Release dateJune 6, 1946 (1946-06-06) WriterM.M. Musselman (screenplay), Monte Collins (screenplay), Alice D.G. Miller (original story) CastMaria Montez (Rita), Robert Paige (Paul Kenyon), Sabu (Pepe), Preston Foster (Col. Jose Artiego), Louise Allbritton (Dolores), Kent Taylor (Ramon) Similar moviesSalt, Brooklyn's Finest, Valkyrie, The Hoarder, From Paris with Love, The Adjustment Bureau
TaglineWHERE EVERY SECRET HAS ITS PRICE...Sometimes Money...Sometimes a Gun...Sometimes a Tangier Woman!
Tangier is a 1946 black-and-white thriller film set in the city of Tangier, Morocco that was directed by George Waggner and filmed on Universal's backlot. It was one of the last Universal Pictures films before it merged into Universal-International in July 1946.
The film features a variety of well-known Universal players completing their contracts, such as Maria Montez, Robert Paige and Louise Allbritton, and well-known 1940s stars Preston Foster and Sabu who sings "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain".
The plot tells a tale of an escaped Nazi war criminal who is a diamond smuggler.
The film was made at the insistence of Maria Montez who was sick of being typecast in Technicolor oriental adventures.
The film was originally entitled Flame of Stamboul and was to star Montez, John Hall and Turhan Bey. Alice Miller wrote the script which was set in Turkey. However the story was felt to be politically problematic for neutral Turkey and filming was postponed. The project was reactivated after the war and set in Tangiers, leading to the change in title. The villains were agents from Franco's Spain. Then this was changed to they were from a non specific nationality.
Steve Fisher rewrote the script.
Filming started in September 1945. Sabu was reteamed with Montez but Jon Hall was still in the army.