Morocco is a 1930 American pre-Code romantic drama film directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, and Adolphe Menjou. Based on the 1927 novel Amy Jolly (the on-screen credits state: from the play 'Amy Jolly') by Benno Vigny and adapted by Jules Furthman, the film is about a cabaret singer and a Legionnaire who fall in love during the Rif War, and whose relationship is complicated by his womanizing and the appearance of a rich man who is also in love with her. The film is famous for a scene in which Dietrich performs a song dressed in a man's tailcoat and kisses another woman (to the embarrassment of the latter), both of which were considered scandalous for the period.
In Mogador, Morocco in the late 1920s, a unit of the French Foreign Legion returns from a campaign. Among the legionnaires is Private Tom Brown. Meanwhile, on a ship bound for Mogador is the disillusioned nightclub singer Amy Jolly. Wealthy La Bessière tries to make her acquaintance, but she rebuffs him.
|author||Benno Vigny Jules Furthman|
|award||National Board of Review: Top Ten Films|
|director||Josef von Sternberg|
|keywords||attack commanding officer disillusion draw dressing room engagement party foreign legion french foreign legion french protectorate in morocco kill marriage proposal mogador morning nightclub singer rich man romantic rival run away shadow suicide mission town square wound|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Cinematography Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Production Design|
|publisher||Paramount Publix Corporation|
|theme||lgbt-related romantic drama|