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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 »
User Reviews:
Marlene Comes to America See more (47 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 ... Sergeant Tatoche
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 ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Theresa Harris ... Camp Follower (uncredited)
Lillian Savin ... Moroccan Tart (uncredited)
Harry Schultz ... German Sergeant (uncredited)
Philip Sleeman ... Cafe Customer (uncredited)
Michael Visaroff ... Colonel Alexandre Barratière (uncredited)

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:
This movie was made and released about three years after its source novel "Amy Jolly, die Frau aus Marrakesch" (Amy Jolly, the Woman from Marrakesh) by Benno Vigny was first published in 1927.See more »
Quotes:
La Bessiere:Good evening, officer.
Ship's Deck Officer:Good evening.
La Bessiere:[Referring to Amy Jolly] Do you know who that woman is?
Ship's Deck Officer:[Indifferently] A vaudeville actress, probably.
La Bessiere:Uh, just, uh, how do you know that?
Ship's Deck Officer:Oh, we carry them every day. We call them 'suicide passengers.' One way ticket. They never return.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014)See more »
Soundtrack:
Quand l'amour meurtSee more »

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31 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Marlene Comes to America, 11 March 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

After her stunning international success in The Blue Angel, Marlene Dietrich was open to all kinds of film offers from all countries. She shrewdly negotiated with Adolph Zukor at Paramount Pictures in the USA and made her feature film debut in Morocco co-starring with Paramount's number one leading man Gary Cooper. She couldn't have predicted it, but it was a permanent move away from Germany.

Dietrich was a package deal for with her came the director of The Blue Angel Joseph Von Sternberg. No doubt Von Sternberg created the image that we now know her for, sensual, alluring, and standing by her man when she does make her choice.

One thing about Morocco I found different than most of the films I've seen of Dietrich is that she's not in control of the situation. In most films she usually is, but in Morocco Cooper's very much in charge. She's got a wealthy man in Adolphe Menjou panting after her, but she can't see him for beans. It's Gary Cooper an ordinary dogface Foreign Legionaire that she's fallen for.

Cooper in fact plays a part Tyrone Power would affect great success with later, a hero/heel. Cooper is carrying on an affair with the wife of one of the officers at his post when he meets Dietrich. The man must have had something going for him.

Von Sternberg did a great job in creating the atmosphere of not only Morocco, but of the Foreign Legion. Men with forgotten pasts and dubious futures, living only for the moment.

Although I think Marlene Dietrich did better films than Morocco in her Hollywood years, Morocco was a grand and auspicious beginning for her.

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