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?
Morocco (1930) Directed by Josef von Sternberg. 92mins.
Gary Cooper - Tom Brown
Marlene Dietrich - Amy Jolly
Adolphe Menjou - La Bessiere
Also starring Ullrich Haupt, Eve Southern and Francis McDonald.
Based on "Amy Jolly, the Woman from Marrakesh" by French-German novelist Benno Vigny.
The film was controversial at the time for the scene where Marlene Dietrich kisses a woman while dressed in a tuxedo.
Nominated for 4 Oscars - Best Director, Best Actress (Marlene Dietrich), Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction.
19301 h 32 min