Synopsis: The Foreign Legion marches in to Mogador with booze and women in mind just as singer Amy Jolly arrives from Paris to work at Lo Tinto's cabaret. That night, insouciant legionnaire Tom Brown catches her inimitably seductive, tuxedo-clad act. Both bruised by their past lives, the two edge cautiously into a no-strings relationship while being pursued by others. But Tom must leave on a perilous mission: is it too late for them?
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Josef von Sternberg
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 3 wins.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

Now listen here, fat-head

We're back home again

and that's because we did a little fighting

And I know what you're thinking

You're thinking:
Well, here comes us

The Foreign Legion

Each man a hero

all the booze in the world made for us

and the women thrown in

But you're wrong.

this time, you're gonna behave yourselves

like gentlemen

even if it'll kill you

Yes, I'm talking to you

you heard what I said!

Why don't you get back in line?

What are doing with your fingers?

- Nothing... yet

- get in there

- all packed up, Sir. ready to land

- Thank you.

There you are.

I hope I haven't forgotten anything.

Merci, Monsieur.

you're very kind

Your first voyage to Morocco?


I make the trip quite often.

perhaps I can be of some service?

I'd be happy to help you

I won't need any help

You can always reach me

at this address, Mademoiselle.

Merci, Monsieur.

- Good evening, Officer

- evening

Do you know who that woman is?

A vaudeville actress probably

just how do you figure that?

we can't even remember a day

We call them

suicide passengers.

One-way ticket.

they never return.

well the wanderer returns.

how are you?

- When did you get back?

- last night.

Alexander, I'd like you

to meet an old friend of mine,

M. La Bessire.

- a citizen of the world

- very happy

- You're a Frenchman, aren't you?

- Yes.

- Mrs. Marten.

- Aren't you the painter La Bessire?

- I paint when I find the time.

- He has all the time that he needs.

He would be a great painter

if he were not so rich.

Colonel Buchard.

- Colonel. - Charmed

- Won't you join us?

I'd love to, but

isn't that Csar and his wife?

- yes.

- see you later

Habib efendi

be self being the house day

It's awfully nice to see you

in Morocco again.

- I'm very happy to meet you,

even in this heat.

- yes it is hot.

- and you Mme Csar? how have you been?

- I've been bored. We've missed you.

I feel greatly flattered.

your rich friend is very democratic

He can afford to be.

he's always chosen his own friends

as a young vicar

with the captain in the German air-force

before joining the legion

- And perhaps you can give me the history of his wife?

- The less said about that, the better.

The house is packed

the house is packed!

This is a great night for you.

If you make a hit,

you can stay here as long as you like.

now, you may have heard

of me in Europe or not.

my house is patronized

by the finest society in Morocco.

What was I going to say? Oh yes.

pick yourself a protector

It will give us prestige.

An officer in the legion.

They will tell you that the officers

in the legion are not important.

that the common legionnaire is the thing

They will tell you that Private

so-and-so is a Russian Prince

or an ex-General

who joined the legion

to forget his past.

Don't believe it!

The private in the Legion is a no bargain

with 75 centimes per day. Thank you.

Pick the officers!

They have the money.

Ladies and Gentlemen.

it is no small task,

as you know...

to supply my establishment with new talent.

For some reason,

the artists I engage don't last very long.

It may be the heat.

I do my best.

I pay the highest wages in Africa.

Mille grazie, signore e signori.

Anyway, I'll open the program tonight

with Mlle Amy Jolly, a newcomer

whom I hope you will receive

with your usual discriminating kindness

If I remember correctly,

this audience shows its usual discriminating kindness

by receiving its newcomers rather unpleasantly.

sit down, go ahead.

on fait sermon dans sa folie

de s'aimer l'enfant l'enfant

on est charmant,

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Jules Furthman

Jules Furthman (March 5, 1888 – September 22, 1966) was a magazine and newspaper writer before working as a screenwriter. more…

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