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  • Morocco

    1930. USA. Josef von Sternberg. 110 min.

Sunday, December 9, 2007, 2:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • Morocco

    1930. USA. Directed by Josef von Sternberg. Screenplay by Jules Furthman. Cinematography by Lee Garmes. With Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Adolphe Menjou. Dietrich plays a cabaret singer torn between protecting her heart and falling for Cooper's French Legionnaire. Von Sternberg and Dietrich's seven films together are perhaps the medium's most lauded director-and-actor/muse collaborations. Spotting Dietrich onstage in Germany, Von Sternberg immediately knew he had found his long-sought-after lead for The Blue Angel (1930). Their working relationship over the next five years led to frequent Svengali references as the director molded his star into the mythic Dietrich we know today. Screenwriter Furthman and cinematographer Garmes also collaborated with Von Sternberg in another Paramount production and Dietrich vehicle, Shanghai Express (1932). [[web]]The pair would reprise their professional partnership for the third time with director Edmund Goulding's Nightmare Alley (1947), a Twentieth-Century Fox production which is featured in the exhibition Joan Blondell: The Bombshell from Ninety-first Street.[[endblock]] [[kiosk]]The pair would reprise their professional partnership for the third time with director Edmund Goulding's Nightmare Alley (1947), a Twentieth-Century Fox production which is featured in the exhibition Joan Blondell: The Bombshell from Ninety-first Street.[[endblock]] 110 min.

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