Also in the audience is Private Tom Brown Gary Cooper. Were you expecting someone else? I never believed they would come. Tom overhears La Bessière offer to marry Amy, an offer she politely turns down. Soon she is courted by both a wealthy French aristocrat, Le Bessiere played by Adolphe Menjou , and an American member of the French Foreign Legion, Tom Brown played by Gary Cooper. His date gets jealous and leaves.
Amy, who comes out in a tophat and tails, is first greeted by boos, which she coolly ignores. Morocco received four Oscar nominations, including Best Director von Sternberg , Best Actress Dietrich , and Best Cinematography Garmes. La Bessière enters her dressing room to find her singing gayly. Amy, unable to give up her passionate love for Tom, sacrifices everything by walking out into the desert with all the other heartsick women who follow the Legion around from place to place. As he leaves, he encounters Caesar's wife again. To get some fresh air? However, I never fully bought into the love story angle.
With women You evidently don't think much of women I tell you lady, it's their fault, not mine been in the legion very long? Feelings made it all complicated. I've been looking for the right kind of woman all my life and I think I've found her. Amy is romantically and sexually attracted to the virile Legionnaire, but Brown clings to his independence and tries to resist the mutual attraction. Have you heard from Private Brown? Since Morocco was actually released to the public prior to The Blue Angel, it provided the first opportunity to see a von Sternberg sound film and introduced Dietrich to American movie audiences. If you go on like this, why don't you quit? In a short space of time, the atmospheric backdrop of the environment is beautifully presented.
Based on the novel Amy Jolly by and adapted by , the film is about a cabaret singer and a Legionnaire who fall in love during the , but their relationship is complicated by his womanizing and the appearance of a rich man who is also in love with her. It may be the heat. After the number she sells apples to the audience, including La Bessière and Tom Brown. Tom manages to seriously wound both, while he and Amy escape unscathed. Meanwhile, on a ship bound for is the disillusioned Amy Jolly Marlene Dietrich. Богач и донжуан Ла Бессье предлагает ей своё покровительство, а спустя некоторое время — руку и сердце.
When will I see you again? Von Sternberg filmed so as to make Cooper look up at Dietrich, emphasizing her at his expense. Meanwhile, Amy changes her mind and seeks Tom out. Can I offer you something? You see, they love their men. According to Hollywood legend, it was von Sternberg who plucked Dietrich from obscurity and polished her onscreen persona. When I crashed the legion I ditched the past.
It is clear that she has a past clandestine relationship with him, which she desires intensely to maintain, but Toms rejects her. Певица Эми Жолли приезжает выступать в местное варьете. Legend has it that Dietrich included a copy of author 's story Amy Jolly in a going-away gift package when he sailed for America. You may know something about ancient history, but I know something about husbands. Caesar orders Tom to deal with it, and Tom suspects it is a suicide mission.
I'd love to, but isn't that Csar and his wife? He bails out just as casually after they meet again in the bar. Mille grazie, signore e signori. Both bruised by their past lives, the two edge cautiously into a no-strings relationship while being pursued by others. La Bessière asks her if it is because she is in love, to which she responds that she doesn't think she is. And very often when they do, they find their men dead.
I've said to women about everything a man can say. There's no money in the pit! He would be a great painter if he were not so rich. From the very beginning, his films were notable for their atmospheric and artistically sculpted cinematography, which established uniquely moody, worlds in which the stories unfold. The passionate and alluring Dietrich Jolly could never be content with the civilized life offered by Le Bessiere. He isn't going to see me isn't he? The La Bessière character has autobiographical overtones for Sternberg Menjou has looks and mannerisms that resemble the director.