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Writers:
Jules Furthman (adapted by)
Benno Vigny (from the play "Amy Jolly" by)
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Release Date:
6 December 1930 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 3 wins See more »
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(29 articles)
User Reviews:
Masterful use of early primitive sound See more (46 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gary Cooper ... Légionnaire Tom Brown

Marlene Dietrich ... Mademoiselle Amy Jolly

Adolphe Menjou ... Monsieur La Bessiere
Ullrich Haupt ... Adjutant Caesar
Eve Southern ... Madame Caesar
Francis McDonald ... A Sergeant
Paul Porcasi ... Lo Tinto
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emile Chautard ... French General (uncredited)
Juliette Compton ... Anna Dolores (uncredited)
Albert Conti ... Col. Quinnovieres (uncredited)
Thomas A. Curran ... (uncredited)
Theresa Harris ... Camp Follower (uncredited)
Harry Schultz ... German Sergeant (uncredited)
Michael Visaroff ... Col. Alexandre Barratière (uncredited)
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Directed by
Josef von Sternberg  (as Josef Von Sternberg)
 
Writing credits
Jules Furthman (adapted by)

Benno Vigny (from the play "Amy Jolly" by)

Produced by
Hector Turnbull .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Karl Hajos (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Lee Garmes (photographed by)
Lucien Ballard (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Sam Winston (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Elizabeth McGreary .... unit production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Henry Hathaway .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Harry D. Mills .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lucien Ballard .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Homer Plannette .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Travis Banton .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
92 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Germany:12 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1931) | Portugal:M/12 | Spain:18 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-14 (TV rating)

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Trivia:
First American film of German director Josef von Sternberg.See more »
Quotes:
Amy Jolly:[singing, at the nightclub] What am I bid for my apple, the fruit that made Adam so wise? On the historic night, when he took a bite, they discovered a new paradise. An apple, they say, keeps the doctor away, while his pretty young wife has the time of her life, with the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker... Oh, what am I bid for my apple?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Cuerpo a cuerpo (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
Quand l'amour meurtSee more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Masterful use of early primitive sound, 8 August 2010
Author: terryhill-1 from United States

It's interesting to read other reviews of Morocco. Some people just don't seem to have a clue, and it would be fascinating to learn what they think of as a good film from this era. Nevertheless, I was surprised to see that only one reviewer mentioned the sound, and that was to criticize it. Sternberg's use of sound as a tool jumped right out at me. There are numerous scenes in this film which have the possibility of being overly tedious and run the risk of being boring. Much is made of Sternberg's visual prowess and the rich texture displayed here, but I'm surprised that everyone seems to be missing the effect of the sound. Throughout the film, in scenes which need to build tension yet are visually somewhat tiresome (Legionaires marching in the street for example) Sternberg uses various sound devices artfully. We hear the monotonous drumbeat as the men march. The longer this goes on, the more irritating it becomes and as a result, puts the audience on edge. This adds to the tension of the scene immensely. The same thing happens in other parts of the film when we hear a short nearly monotone musical phrase repeated over and over ad nauseum, or when the sound of the wind blowing through the trees also becomes irritating. Each time, the scene is intended to build tension and each time, Sternberg's use of sound perfectly complements the visual to achieve the desired effect. This movie is on my "you gotta see this one" list.

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