YMMV / The Desert Song

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Is Azuri really just hypersexualised, petty and manipulative, or an example of the negative effects of colonisation on indigenous peoples, as well as an example of the problems mixed-race people can face during colonialism? Also, was Pierre just holding out until Margot came to Morocco?
  • Ear Worm: The songs! Once you've heard them, they will never leave your head.
  • Fake Nationality: None of the actors playing the French, Spanish or Moroccan roles in either the original stage production or the 1929 and 1953 movies were French, Spanish or Moroccan.
  • Freud Was Right: The Sabre Song. The fact that the sword symbolises the Red Shadow is even mentioned in the stage directions. As well as the fact that Margot is indecisive about what she wants.