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Morocco

Morocco

1930 / 92min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: JOSEF VON STERNBERG

CAST: MARLENE DIETRICH, GARY COOPER, ADOLPHE MENJOU

After The Blue Angel, shot in Germany, was a hit, von Sternberg was given full run of the Paramount backlot, where he would conjure up all manner of exotic destinations out of thin air. First stop: North Africa, where French legionnaire Gary Cooper competes with sugar daddy Adolphe Menjou for the favors of Dietrich’s cabaret star Amy Jolly, who in one scene famously rocks a men’s tailcoat and plants a smooch on a female fan.

Morocco is part of the series Marlene