Morocco (1930) Online
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?
|Complete credited cast:|
|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|
The infamous scene where Marlene Dietrich kisses another woman - which was added to the script at Dietrich's suggestion - was saved from being cut by the censors by Dietrich herself: she came up with the idea of taking a flower from the woman before kissing her and then giving the flower to Gary Cooper, explaining that if the censors cut the kiss the appearance of the flower would make no sense.
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.
Features legendary actress Marlene Dietrich's only Oscar nominated performance.
One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.
Included among the American Film Institute's 1998 list of the 400 movies nominated for the Top 100 Greatest American Movies.
This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1992.
Lux Radio Theatre version, retitled "The Legionnaire and the Lady", starring Marlene Dietrich and Clark Gable aired 1 June 1936.
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.
Marlene Dietrich's and Josef von Sternberg's second out of seven feature-film collaborations.
Marlene Dietrich's debut for American audiences. Although Der blaue Engel (1930) had been filmed first and released in Europe, its release in the United States was delayed until Morocco (1930) had played in theaters.