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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
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Adjutant Caesar
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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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Release Date:

6 December 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amy Jolly  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1992. See more »

Quotes

Tom Brown: [Noticing an old photo on Amy's wall, in which she is elegantly attired] How long ago was that picture taken?
Amy Jolly: Why?
Amy Jolly: That looks like Russian sable. That coat's worth a loada' shekels. Ya' still got it?
Amy Jolly: Don't be absurd. If I still had that coat, I wouldn't be here.
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Soundtracks

Give Me the Man
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Karl Hajos
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Written for the movie and possibly played as background music
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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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