Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Morocco (film)

The Academy Award winning film Morocco is the classic Sunday matinee choice for May at the Under Ground Theatre. Starring Marlene Dietrich who won Best Actress for her role as singer Amy Jolly, Morocco also picked up awards for Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography, and Josef von Sternberg walked away with Best Director.

When wealthy patron La Bessiere (Adolphe Menjou) visits her nightclub and gives singer Amy Jolly his calling card, she politely accepts it but later tears it up. Her eye is caught by Legionnaire Private Tom Brown (Gary Cooper). Following her headlining performance, she slips him her doorkey and he comes to her room after the show. Jolly is not expecting to form any emotional attachment but, when she realises she is beginning to actually like Brown, she makes him leave. The following night, La Bessiere proposes and Brown, believing she will be happier with wealth, hides his feelings and departs with his regiment, leaving Jolly to accept La Bessiere's offer.

Under Ground Theatre, Sun 19th May, 14:30.
Tickets £6.50 to include tea/coffee and cake after the film, available online or in person at the Under Ground.