Heritage House Presents "Morocco" Aug. 17

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Marlene Dietrich and Gary Cooper star in Morocco at Heritage House on Aug. 17 with two showings, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

"The heat of August will be put to good use as the 'air-conditioned environs' of Heritage House's Loft Theater transport moviegoers to Morocco, in director Josef von Sternberg’s exotic predecessor to Casablanca," officials said. "Gary Cooper plays a Legionnaire soldier stationed in the exotic locale and Marlene Dietrich is the showgirl who catches his eye. Adolphe Menjou is the wealthy playboy who throws a wrench in the whole works.

"As part of the Sternberg-Dietrich film canon, this film is widely recognized as one of the first works to establish Dietrich’s legendary 'gender-blender’ persona -- in the guise of her black top hat and tails.

Admission is free.  Light refreshments and popcorn will be served.

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