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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 »
Genre:
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:
Stunning Ending 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:Mademoiselle, may I have the honor of your company after the performance?
La Bessiere:I am sorry, I have disposed of the balance of the evening.
La Bessiere:Some other time, perhaps?
Amy Jolly:[Coyly] Of course.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Cuerpo a cuerpo (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
Quand l'amour meurtSee more »

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36 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Stunning Ending, 9 February 2003
Author: Maciste_Brother from the rock

MOROCCO is first and foremost an atmospheric film. Anyone who looks for more didn't understand what Josef von Sternberg created here. It's pure atmosphere. A reverie. The film is at times creaky but it's understandable because it was made over 70 years ago! There are several stand-out scenes in MOROCCO, including the famous kiss scene and the one when Marlene breaks a pearl necklace but what makes this Sternberg film so memorable is the stunning ending. Suddenly, the creaky film looks positively contemporary. Are we really in 1930s and not the wild 1970s?!?! The brilliant ending MAKES the movie. Without it, it would probably have been an enjoyably moody but average 1930s flick. With it, MOROCCO becomes a timeless classic. It's probably the most stunning ending ever made, with so many layers of meaning with that one prolonged static shot. It's visually brilliant and sexy on so many levels.

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