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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: [[OlderThanTheyThink And you thought this was a recent trope!]] Note the rapturous applause when Amy kisses a female audience member on the lips.


''Morocco'' is a 1930 [[UsefulNotes/RiseOfTheTalkies talking]] romance drama directed by Creator/JosefVonSternberg, starring Creator/MarleneDietrich, Creator/GaryCooper, and Adolphe Menjou. It is an iconic example of UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra cinema.

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''Morocco'' is a 1930 [[UsefulNotes/RiseOfTheTalkies talking]] romance romantic drama film directed by Creator/JosefVonSternberg, starring Creator/MarleneDietrich, Creator/GaryCooper, and Adolphe Menjou. It is regarded as an iconic example of UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra [[UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra Pre-Code]] cinema.


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''Morocco'' is a 1930 [[UsefulNotes/RiseOfTheTalkies talking]] romance drama directed by Creator/JosefVonSternberg, starring Creator/MarleneDietrich, Creator/GaryCooper, and Adolphe Menjou, an iconic example of UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra cinema.

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''Morocco'' is a 1930 [[UsefulNotes/RiseOfTheTalkies talking]] romance drama directed by Creator/JosefVonSternberg, starring Creator/MarleneDietrich, Creator/GaryCooper, and Adolphe Menjou, Menjou. It is an iconic example of UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra cinema.


''Morocco'' is a 1930 [[UsefulNotes/RiseOfTheTalkies talking]] romance drama directed by Creator/JosefVonSternberg, starring Creator/MarleneDietrich, Creator/GaryCooper, and Adolphe Menjou, an iconic example of UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra cinema. It follows the story of Amy Jolly (Marlene Dietrich), a beautiful cabaret singer, who comes to Morocco looking for a new life. She meets Tom Brown (Gary Cooper), a private of the French Foreign Legion, who has, just like her, enlisted to forget his past. They start to fall in love, but [[RichSuitorPoorSuitor she is also courted]] by a rich bon vivant La Bessière (Adolphe Menjou).

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''Morocco'' is a 1930 [[UsefulNotes/RiseOfTheTalkies talking]] romance drama directed by Creator/JosefVonSternberg, starring Creator/MarleneDietrich, Creator/GaryCooper, and Adolphe Menjou, an iconic example of UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra cinema.

It follows the story of Amy Jolly (Marlene Dietrich), (Dietrich), a beautiful cabaret singer, who comes to Morocco looking for a new life. She meets Tom Brown (Gary Cooper), (Cooper), a private of the French Foreign Legion, who has, just like her, enlisted to forget his past. They start to fall in love, but [[RichSuitorPoorSuitor she is also courted]] by a rich bon vivant La Bessière (Adolphe Menjou).(Menjou).


'''Morocco''' is a 1930 [[UsefulNotes/RiseOfTheTalkies talking]] romance drama directed by Creator/JosefVonSternberg, starring Creator/MarleneDietrich, Creator/GaryCooper, and Adolphe Menjou, an iconic example of UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra cinema. It follows the story of Amy Jolly (Marlene Dietrich), a beautiful cabaret singer, who comes to Morocco looking for a new life. She meets Tom Brown (Gary Cooper), a private of the French Foreign Legion, who has, just like her, enlisted to forget his past. They start to fall in love, but [[RichSuitorPoorSuitor she is also courted]] by a rich bon vivant La Bessière (Adolphe Menjou).

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'''Morocco''' ''Morocco'' is a 1930 [[UsefulNotes/RiseOfTheTalkies talking]] romance drama directed by Creator/JosefVonSternberg, starring Creator/MarleneDietrich, Creator/GaryCooper, and Adolphe Menjou, an iconic example of UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra cinema. It follows the story of Amy Jolly (Marlene Dietrich), a beautiful cabaret singer, who comes to Morocco looking for a new life. She meets Tom Brown (Gary Cooper), a private of the French Foreign Legion, who has, just like her, enlisted to forget his past. They start to fall in love, but [[RichSuitorPoorSuitor she is also courted]] by a rich bon vivant La Bessière (Adolphe Menjou).


'''Morocco''' is a 1930 [[UsefulNotes/RiseOfTheTalkies talking]] romance drama directed by Creator/JosefVonSternberg, starring MarleneDietrich, GaryCooper and Adolphe Menjou, an iconic example of UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra cinema. It follows the story of Amy Jolly (Marlene Dietrich), a beautiful cabaret singer, who comes to Morocco looking for a new life. She meets Tom Brown (Gary Cooper), a private of the French Foreign Legion, who has, just like her, enlisted to forget his past. They start to fall in love, but [[RichSuitorPoorSuitor she is also courted]] by a rich bon vivant La Bessière (Adolphe Menjou).

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'''Morocco''' is a 1930 [[UsefulNotes/RiseOfTheTalkies talking]] romance drama directed by Creator/JosefVonSternberg, starring MarleneDietrich, GaryCooper Creator/MarleneDietrich, Creator/GaryCooper, and Adolphe Menjou, an iconic example of UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra cinema. It follows the story of Amy Jolly (Marlene Dietrich), a beautiful cabaret singer, who comes to Morocco looking for a new life. She meets Tom Brown (Gary Cooper), a private of the French Foreign Legion, who has, just like her, enlisted to forget his past. They start to fall in love, but [[RichSuitorPoorSuitor she is also courted]] by a rich bon vivant La Bessière (Adolphe Menjou).


* TalkAboutTheWeather: During the engagement party, wen Amyruns away to ask the soldiers about Tom.

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* HappilyEverAfter: Averted. Amy and Tom love each other, but in the final scene they're not even on the screen together.

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* HappilyEverAfter: Averted. Amy and Tom love each other, but in the final scene they're not even on the screen together. Happy ending is implied, but not shown on screen.

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* HappilyEverAfter: Averted. Amy and Tom love each other, but in the final scene they're not even on the screen together.

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'''Morocco''' is a 1930 [[UsefulNotes/RiseOfTheTalkies talking]] romance drama directed by Creator/JosefVonSternberg, starring MarleneDietrich, GaryCooper and Adolphe Menjou, an iconic example of UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra cinema. It follows the story of Amy Jolly (Marlene Dietrich), a beautiful cabaret singer, who comes to Morocco looking for a new life. She meets Tom Brown (Gary Cooper), a private of the French Foreign Legion, who has, just like her, enlisted to forget his past. They start to fall in love, but [[RichSuitorPoorSuitor she is also courted]] by a rich bon vivant La Bessière (Adolphe Menjou).

Tom Brown used to have a love affair with his superior adjudant Caesar's wife. He breaks up with her, and she revenges by hiring a couple of thugs to murder him. He ends up defeating them, but Caesar, already knowing about the adultery, orders Tom to leave the city with his regiment. Tom suspects that Caesar is planning to kill him, and considers deserting and running away with Amy, but, after all, decides [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy she would be happier]] with a rich man and leaves Morocco. Their regiment runs into a machine gun nest. Caesar orders Tom to take on it alone, but then joins him, turning it from a [[TheUriahGambit Uriah Gambit]] into a kind of duel by proxy. Tom survives, but Caesar is killed.

Furious with Tom leaving her, Amy accepts La Bessière's proposal. However, during their engagement party, Tom's regiment returns without him. A soldier tells Amy that Tom was wounded and they left him in a hospital in Amalfa. La Bessière takes Amy there by his car, telling the guests that he loves her and [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy wants her to be happy]]. She finds out that Tom is alive and well, and is departing the next morning. Seeing a group of women who follow the Legion for the soldiers they love, Amy joins them and walks into the desert.

In 1992, the film was selected for preservation in the UsefulNotes/NationalFilmRegistry.

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!!''Morocco'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* AssassinOutclassin: Tom easily deals with the thugs Caesar's wife sent after him.
* BigDamnKiss: Notably averted. Amy sacrifices all she has to follow her love, but whether it turns out well is left for the viewers to guess.
* {{Blackface}} (and {{Yellowface}}): Dolls in Amy's room look really racist today.
* BrickJoke: Tom Borrows 20 franks from his fellow soldier to buy an apple from Amy after her performance. Much later, when Caesar orders Tom to deal with the machine gun, that soldier demands his money back.
* ChickMagnet: Tom.
* {{Fanservice}}: In-universe, an iconic scene of Amy's first performance. She appears [[WholesomeCrossdresser dressed in a tailcoat]] and a top hat, and after the song she [[HoYay kisses a woman from the audience]] on the lips, to the woman's embarrassment and the audience's applause.
* FemmeFatale: Played with. Amy looks and acts like one, but ultimately sacrifices all she has for love. On the other hand, things would look different from La Bessière's point of view.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the middle of the film Amy sees the women who follow the legionnaires and call them mad. In the end she joins them.
* FourthDateMarriage: It takes very little for Amy to both fall in love with Tom and accept La Bessière's proposal.
* GoldDigger: Discussed and ultimately defied. The cabaret owner advices Amy to find herself a "protector", but La Bessière offers her a proper marriage, and she ultimately follows Tom.
* HollywoodDarkness: When Tom accompanies Any home at night, he hides from her in a door opening, where there's supposed to be shadow. He is highly visible on the screen, but Amy walks right past him.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Both Tom and La Bessière do it at some time, believing Amy would be happier with the other man.
* JadeColoredGlasses: While Tom visits Amy for the first time, they both admit being this, almost bragging who's more jaded and cynical.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Amy invites Tom to her house before they even exchange a word. After they talk once, they are in love.
* MysteriousPast: Both Tom and Amy have a DarkAndTroubledPast they don't want to talk about. Something bad enough to join the Foreign Legion or become a cabaret singer in Morocco.
* NoAntagonist: Caesar somewhat opposes Tom, but the main conflict is resolved entirely by Tom and Amy making decisions with no opposition.
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Naturally, the poor suitor wins. Note that the rich suitor is shown as a wholesome man, even willing to help his beloved to be with the man she loves.
* SexSells: In this case, sex sells apples in the cabaret.
* TalkAboutTheWeather: During the engagement party, wen Amyruns away to ask the soldiers about Tom.
* TheUriahGambit: Played with, as described above.
* TemptingApple: Before starting selling apples, Amy sings a highly suggestive song "What am I bid for my apple".
* TravelMontage: La Bessière and Amy's travel from Morocco to Amalfa is shown by camera tracking they path on a map.
* TriangRelations: Type 4. Tom and La Bessière both love Amy, but she only shows affection towards Tom.
* WomanScorned: Adjudant Caesar's wife, sending killers after Tom when he dumps her.
* YourCheatingHeart: Tom and adjudant Caesar's wife.

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