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Morocco (1930)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Fri, March 20th, 2020 | 7:00 pm

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Justice in Film
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable filmmakers, writers, legal scholars, and historians. Explore how film has tackled social strife, morality, and the perennial struggle between right and wrong—conflicts that manifest across cultures and history.

Morocco (1930)
On the backdrop of exotic late 1920s Morocco, a cabaret singer falls in love with a French Foreign Legion soldier during the Rif War. This film marks the only time Marlene Dietrich was ever nominated for an Academy Award and was one of her first appearances in a film released in the United States. Directed by Josef von Sternberg. Starring Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Adolphe Menjou. 92 min.

Please note: This film will be screened without introductory remarks.


Michael Korda is no longer available to introduce this film, but we will invite him to return in an upcoming season.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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