Morocco (1930 film)

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Morocco is a 1930 film in which a Foreign Legionnaire meets and falls in love with a singer. It was directed by Josef von Sternberg and stars Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich and Adolphe Menjou. The story was adapted by Jules Furthman from the novel Amy Jolly by Benno Vigny. The movie was notorious in its day for a woman-to-woman kiss.

It was nominated for four Academy Awards in the categories of: Best Actress in a Leading Role (Marlene Dietrich, who knew little English, and spoke her lines phonetically), Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Director (Josef von Sternberg). [1]

In 1992, Morocco was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".




Actress Marlene Dietrich, nominated with this film for Academy Award for Best Actress, reveals an elusive charisma (of "star quality"), also noted two years later in the 1932 film, Blonde Venus, for her role with "icy charisma and unconventional beauty".[2]


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