"Morocco" is a 1930 film in which a Foreign Legionnaire meets and falls in love with a sultry seductress.
The movie was adapted by Jules Furthman from the novel "Amy Jolly" by Benno Vigny.
It was nominated for Academy Awards for "Best Actress in a Leading Role" – Marlene Dietrich – who, amazingly, knew little English, and spoke her dialogue phonetically, "Best Art Direction", "Best Cinematography" and "Best Director" – Josef von Sternberg.
The movie was notorious in its day for a woman-to-woman kiss.
It has been deemed "culturally significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
Directed by Josef von Sternberg
Produced by Hector Turnbull
Written by Jules Furthman
Gary Cooper – Légionnaire Tom Brown
Marlene Dietrich – Mademoiselle Amy Jolly
Adolphe Menjou – Monsieur La Bessière
Ullrich Haupt – Adjutant Caesar
Eve Southern – Madame Caesar
Francis McDonald – A Sergeant
Paul Porcasi – Lo Tinto, Nightclub Owner
Release date: November 14.th 1930
Running time: 91'
I'm sure you've all watched this piece of jewellery of the Seventh Art.
In case you haven't – just in case – I urge you to run to the nearest rental place, to take it to the tranquillity of your home, and to watch it with the devotion this wondrous screen couple deserves.
And then, the appealing desert is the stage… Bare feet walking on sandy dunes… Eroticism at its best…