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Morocco (1930)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 6 December 1930 (USA)
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.

Director:

Josef von Sternberg (as Josef Von Sternberg)

Writers:

Jules Furthman (adapted by), Benno Vigny (from the play "Amy Jolly" by)
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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gary Cooper ... Légionnaire Tom Brown
Marlene Dietrich ... Mademoiselle Amy Jolly
Adolphe Menjou ... Monsieur La Bessiere
Ullrich Haupt 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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Dedicated to the Legion of Women Who, Without Uniforms, Flags or Glory, Follow Their Men Into Danger and Death! (Print Ad- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, ((Pittsburgh, Penna.)) 5 December 1930)

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Spanish | Arabic | Italian

Release Date:

6 December 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amy Jolly See more »

Filming Locations:

Yuma, Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

This film has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 8 critic reviews. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sergeant Tatoche: Now listen here, fat-heads. We're back home again and that's because we did a little fighting. And I know what you're thinking. You're thinking: Well, here comes us, The Foreign Legion. Each man a hero, all the booze in the world made for us, and the women thrown in. But, you're wrong. This time, you're gonna behave yourselves like gentlemen even if it'll kills you. Yes, I'm talking to you, you heard what I said!
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Connections

Referenced in Cuerpo a cuerpo (1984) See more »

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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You'll fall for her...
10 June 2003 | by Artemis-9See all my reviews

Either if you're a man or a woman, you'll fall for Amy Jolly, that would be read 'amie jollie' = beautiful friend, in French speaking Morocco. Marlene Dietrich not exactly at her best, but very sexy, playing gracefully from a man-eater 'Carmen' (plenty of suggestions linking both characters) to a female sutler, following 'her man' into the desert. First, on high heels shoes, than taking her shoes off, and going on naked feet, along with a handful of native women, and donkeys, and she-goats. One tends to forget the great director (von Sternberg) behind this great woman-star, and that's unjust. The script may have been good, but it would not develop onto this smooth running 90 minutes of relative inaction (for 21st century standards), but for the cleverly devised sequences, photography, and dialogues.

I'm so glad I finally saw this movie yesterday on the big screen, at a special session. Those who can't afford this luxury, certainly can afford renting, nay, buying this video?


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