Desert Song (1944): Robert Florey’s Oscar Nominated Remake

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This Sigmund Romberg operetta was filmed in 1929 and then again in 1953.

Dennis Morgan leads North African soldiers in their fight against the Nazis in this updated version, directed by Robert Florey.

Some of the film’s sets had been used a year earlier in Casablanca.

The cast includes Bruce Cabot, Gene Lockhart, Faye Emerson, Curt Bois, and Marcel Dalio.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Interior Decoration (color): Charles Novi, art direction; Jack McConagy, set decoration

Oscar Context:

The winner of the Interior Decoration Oscar was the biopic Wilson.