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USA 1930
Paramount
black &white

Synopsis:
Tom Brown, a devil-may-care American Legionnaire and ruthless in his treatment of women, is singled out for attention by cabaret singer Amy Jolly despite the clamor of other suitors, among them debonair man-of-the-world Kennington. Surreptitiously she arranges a rendezvous with Tom in her apartment, where he finds her embittered with life and scornful of men, though hypnotically attractive. He leaves abruptly and goes into the street to meet an officer's wife, but Amy, intrigued by him, follows and interrupts their interview; the woman urges the street beggars to attack Amy, but Tom defends her, and he is arrested and assigned to a dangerous mission. Learning that Kennington has offered her wealth and happiness, Tom elects to remain at a desert outpost after accomplishing his mission. Amy hears that he is wounded and goes to the post, accompanied by Kennington; realizing their love, Kennington offers to aid Tom in deserting the Legion. Tom, however, tells Amy that if she loves him, she must be prepared to be a good soldier; as he marches with his column into the desert, Amy joins the ragged wives and sweethearts who follow in the trail of the departing soldiers.

Cast:
GARY COOPER (Tom Brown)
MARLENE DIETRICH (Amy Jolly)
ADOLPHE MENJOU (La Bessiere)
ULLRICH HAUPT (Adjutant Caesar)
EVE SOUTHERN (Madame Caesar)
MICHAEL VISAROFF (Barratire)
JULIETTE COMPTON (Anna Dolores)
ALBERT CONTI (Col. Quinnovieres)
FRANCIS MCDONALD (Corporal Tatoche)
PAUL PORCASI (Lo Tinto)
EMILE CHAUTARD (French General)

Crew:
JOSEF VON STERNBERG (Director)
HECTOR TURNBULL (Producer)
JULES FURTHMAN, VINCENT LAWRENCE (Screenplay)
LEE GARMES, LUCIEN BALLARD (Camera)
SAM WINSTON, BOB LEE, DAN KEEFE (Film Editor)
DAN KEEFE, ELEANOR MCGEARY (Location Manager)
BOB LEE, BOB MARGOLIS (Assistant Director)
HANS DREIER (Art Director)
TRAVIS BANTON (Costumes)
HARRY D. MILLS (Sound)
based on the book »Amy Jolly« by BENNO VIGNY

Songs:
»Give Me the Man« (not used), »What am I Bid« by LEO ROBIN and KARL HAJOS
»Quand l'amour meurt« by OCTAVE CREMIEUX und G. MILLANDY

Length:
2511m

Production:
15 July to 18 August 1930, Paramount Studios, Hall 4, and Universal-Studioranch
Outdoor Filming: Chatsworth Ranch and Guadelupe

Premiere:
14 November 1930, Rivoli Theatre, New York

Acadamy Award Nominations:
Best Actress (1930): AA-Best Actress - Marlene Dietrich
Best Cinematography (1930): AA-Best Cinematography
Best Art Direction (1930): AA-Best Art Direction
Best Director (1930): AA-Best Director - Josef von Sternberg