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546 Ratings


Directed by Josef von Sternberg
United States, 1930
Romance, Drama


A cabaret singer and a Legionnaire fall in love, but their relationship is complicated by the results of his womanizing and due to the appearance of a rich man who wants her for himself.

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Morocco Directed by Josef von Sternberg

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1931 | 4 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

National Board of Review

1930 | Winner: Top Ten Films

National Film Preservation Board

1992 | Winner: National Film Registry

Kinema Junpo Awards

1932 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film

Critics reviews

Morocco is the first Hollywood Dietrich-Sternberg film and the one I find hardest to watch. Indeed, while I’ve pressed PLAY on this one several times, I can’t swear to having seen it. A proper film screening might prove to be the answer, but I’d have to be fully caffeinated.
December 27, 2017
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To look upon MOROCCO today, one cannot help but be astonished by its queerness, sexually and narratively… MOROCCO would look modern and forward-leaning in any era. Today it still points the way to something else, just over the sands.
September 19, 2014
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