Bagdad Cafe was the first American film made by German director Percy Adlon. Casting his German star, the flamboyantly overweight Marianne Sägebrecht to lead an otherwise all-American cast, notably Jack Palance and CCH Pounder, he came up with a truly magical movie.
Sägebrecht is a Bavarian tourist, dumped in the Mojave desert by her unpleasant husband. She finds her way to the dilapidated motel of the title, settles in, and transforms the place and its no-hope inhabitants.
The film was released in West Germany as Out of Rosenheim.
G. Smokey Campbell
Alan S. Craig
Ronald Lee Jarvis
Gary Lee Davis