von Sternberg's 'Morocco' in Japan?

William Gardner wgardne1
Sun Oct 5 14:13:28 EDT 2003

I can't remember them all offhand, but I've come across several references
to "Morocco" in my research on Japanese film and literary culture of the
1920's and 1930's. One reference that does come to mind immediately is in
Kobayashi Hideo's essay of 1933, "Literature of the Lost Home," where he
talks about his mother's enthusiastic response to the film. The essay is
translated by Paul Anderer in Literature of the Lost Home: Kobayashi Hideo,
Literary Criticism 1924-1939 (Stanford University Press, 1995).

On 10/4/03 12:28 PM, "j.izbicki at att.net" <j.izbicki at att.net> wrote:

> I am trying to find out if von Sternberg's 1930 film 'Morocco' starring
> Marlene Dietrich played in Japan in the 1930s and/or during the Allied
> occupation sometime between 1945 and 1949.  It probably was distributed at
> some point but can anyone refer me to clear evidence as to when and where it
> might have shown?
> Thanks,
> Joanne
> j.izbicki at att.net
> OR
> jizbicki at ithaca.net

William O. Gardner
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Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Swarthmore College
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