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Morocco (1930)

Passed  -  Romance | Drama  -  6 December 1930 (USA)
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A cabaret singer and a Legionnaire fall in love, but their relationship is complicated by the results of his womanizing and due to the appearance of a rich man who wants her for himself.

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Monsieur La Bessiere
Ullrich Haupt ...
Adjutant Caesar
Eve Southern ...
Madame Caesar
Francis McDonald ...
Sergeant Tatoche
Paul Porcasi ...
Lo Tinto
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Storyline

The Foreign Legion marches in to Mogador with booze and women in mind just as singer Amy Jolly arrives from Paris to work at Lo Tinto's cabaret. That night, insouciant legionnaire Tom Brown catches her inimitably seductive, tuxedo-clad act. Both bruised by their past lives, the two edge cautiously into a no-strings relationship while being pursued by others. But Tom must leave on a perilous mission: is it too late for them? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Romance | Drama

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6 December 1930 (USA)  »

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Amy Jolly  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

German actress Marlene Dietrich spoke little to no English at the time of production and phonetically delivered her dialogue which itself was kept to a minimum for each scene. This is her Hollywood movie debut. See more »

Quotes

Amy Jolly: You'd better go now. I'm... beginning to like you.
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Soundtracks

What Am I Bid for My Apple?
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Karl Hajos
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Marlene Dietrich in Lo Tinto's nightclub
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Marlene wears a tux
3 February 1999 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

The above one-line summary is the only reason to watch this movie - a great reason, too. Forget the story. Forget Gary Cooper's most lame acting ever. The ten-minute nightclub scene packs more unabashed eroticism with Marlene fully clothed, than any two hours of Demi Moore completely undressed.


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