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Morocco (1930)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 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.

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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Who is this woman who scorns a hundred men...to give her love to a Devil-May-Care Soldier? (Print Ad- San Jose Evening News, ((San Jose, Calif.)) 31 January 1931) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film is notable for two story elements which were controversial at the time of release: Marlene Dietrich is seen kissing a woman on screen as well as for wearing a tuxedo suit designed for a man. 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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Featured in Arena: Screen Goddesses (2012) See more »

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 FourstarSee 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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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 »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$191
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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