Sunday, May 15, 2016


1930 American Feature

Cast: Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Adolphe Menjou, Ullrich Haupt, Eve Southern, Francis McDonald and Paul Porcasi
Director: Josef von Sternberg
Writer: Jules Furthman, based on the novel Amy Jolly, die Frau aus Marrakesch by Benno Vigny

A cabaret singer and a Legionnaire fall in love, but their relationship is complicated by his womanizing and the appearance of a rich man who wants her for himself.


  • Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 100% / Audience: 72%
  • OMG rating: 6/10

  • DVD: Available


  • Academy Award nominations for Best Actress (Dietrich), Director, Cinematography and Art Direction.

  • Amy Jolly, die Frau aus Marrakesch (Amy Jolly, the Woman from Marrakesh) by Benno Vigny was first published in 1927.
  • Famous 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.
  • The scene where Marlene Dietrich kisses another woman (added to the script at her 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.
  • In 1992, Morocco was inducted into the National Film Registry.
  • In 2002, Morocco was ranked #83 on the American Film Institute's "100 Years, 100 Passions" list.

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