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Casablanca
Black-and-white film screenshot with the title of the film in fancy font. Below it is the text "A Warner Bros. - First National Picture". <a name=.In the background is a crowded nightclub filled with many people."^ The streets were narrow and crowded, and filled with people offering to braid hair, take you somewhere, or to sell you all manner of innocuous tourist junk.
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Directed by Michael Curtiz
Produced by Hal B. Wallis
Written by Julius J. Epstein
Philip G. Epstein
Howard Koch
Casey Robinson
Starring Humphrey Bogart
Ingrid Bergman
Paul Henreid
Claude Rains
Music by Max Steiner
Cinematography Arthur Edeson
Editing by Owen Marks
Studio Warner Bros.
Release date(s) November 26, 1942 (1942-11-26)
Running time 102 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget US1,039,000
.Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid and featuring Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre.^ The movie itself boasts an all star cast, including Claude Rains , Conrad Veidt , Sydney Greenstreet , Peter Lorre , and Dooley Wilson .

^ Casablanca Blu-ray - Humphrey Bogart .
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^ Put aside the images of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman...
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.Set during World War II, it focuses on a man torn between, in the words of one character, love and virtue.^ War Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) owns a nightclub in Casablanca during World War II. Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), a woman Rick was once in love with and never quite got over, walks into his nightclub.
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^ Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
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^ After the end of World War II, LeBeau returned to France and continued her acting career.
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.He must choose between his love for a woman and helping her and her Czech Resistance leader husband escape from the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis.^ Casablanca is controlled by the Petain led Vichy puppet government of the Nazis, so why would these letters (signed by French leader in exile, General Charles de Gaulle), have any weight or legal authority in enemy territory?
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^ When his long-lost love, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), surfaces in Casablanca with her Resistance leader husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), Rick is pulled into both a love triangle and a web of political intrigue.
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^ Then Czech underground leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henried) drifts into town, looking for an escape to the West; Nazi zealot Major Heinrich Strasser (Conrad Veidt) is hot on his trail.
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.Although it was an A-list film, with established stars and first-rate writers—Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein and Howard Koch received credit for the screenplay—no one involved with its production expected Casablanca to be anything out of the ordinary;[1] it was just one of dozens of pictures produced by Hollywood every year.^ Hotel Plaza Casablanca 2 out of 5 Star Rating .
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^ Ramada les Almohades Casablanca 4 out of 5 Star Rating .
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^ Barcelo Casablanca Hotel 4 out of 5 Star Rating .
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.The film was a solid, if unspectacular, success in its initial run, rushed into release to take advantage of the publicity from the Allied invasion of North Africa a few weeks earlier.^ Khondeh Payne 2009-10-20 03:44:53 Sheen Kowar, My husband and I are taking a tour through north coast of Africa.
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^ The Casablanca Conference , a meeting between President Roosevelt and Prime...January 24, the day after the general release of Casablanca , provides the film with its second major publicity...
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^ Casablanca might have joined Sahara and Istanbul on the shelf of back-lot travelogues had an Allied landing and summit conference in the north African city not coincided with the film's November 1942 release.
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[2] .Despite a changing assortment of screenwriters frantically adapting an unstaged play and barely keeping ahead of production, and Bogart attempting his first romantic lead role, Casablanca won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture.^ The movie was an instant success with audiences everywhere, and won three Academy Awards including Best Picture.
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^ He was Shaw's first choice to play the role.
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^ Considered by many to be the best film ever made and one of the most quoted movies of all time, it rocketed Bogart from gangster roles to romantic leads as he and Bergman (who never looked lovelier) sizzle on screen.
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.Its characters, dialogue, and music have become iconic, and Casablanca has grown in popularity to the point that it now consistently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films of all time.^ Popular hotels in Casablanca See all Casablanca hotels .
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^ This is easily one of the greatest films of all time.
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^ November 1977-- Casablanca ranks third as the greatest American films of all time in an American Film Institute poll.

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Plot

.Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) is a bitter, cynical American expatriate living in Casablanca.^ Casablanca Blu-ray - Humphrey Bogart .
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^ Comment 12/12/06 Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader Since it screened at the theater in 1943, the story of lovers Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) and Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) in Casablanca has made cinematic history.
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^ Rick Blaine (Bogart) is a cynical and emotionally stunted man with a past that includes gunrunning to Ethiopia, and support of the Leftist Loyalist Republicans in the Spanish Civil War.
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.He owns and runs "Rick's Café Américain", an upscale nightclub and gambling den that attracts a mixed clientele: Vichy French, Italian, and Nazi officials; refugees desperately seeking to reach the United States, as yet uninvolved in the war; and those who prey on them.^ According to Billboard Magazine , the single - "STAR WARS" by MECO is still the biggest-selling instrumental single of the last 50 years , as it reached platinum status in 1977 in the United States - an official 2 million records sold according to the RIAA and another 2 million sold around the world!
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^ Later on, though, just as the United States abandoned neutrality in December 1941 , Rick shifts from neutrality to commitment.
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^ Bogart runs a gin joint in Morocco during the Nazi occupation, and meets up with Bergman, an old flame, but romance and politics do not mix, especially in Nazi-occupied French Morocco.
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.Although Rick professes to be neutral in all matters, it is later revealed that he had run guns to Ethiopia to combat the 1935 Italian invasion, and fought on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War against Francisco Franco's Nationalists.^ In 1936, he fought on the side of the Loyalists in the Spanish Civil War, against the fascist Franco-led rebels.
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^ "To run guns" is to secretly supply guns to one side in a war.
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^ Rick Blaine (Bogart) is a cynical and emotionally stunted man with a past that includes gunrunning to Ethiopia, and support of the Leftist Loyalist Republicans in the Spanish Civil War.
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.Ugarte (Peter Lorre), a petty criminal, arrives in Rick's club with "letters of transit" obtained through the murder of two German couriers.^ I heard a rumor those two German couriers were carrying letters of transit.
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^ I heard a rumor those two German couriers were carrying letter of transit.
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^ Ugarte : Too bad about those two German couriers, wasn't it?
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.The papers allow the bearer to travel freely around German-controlled Europe and to neutral Portugal, and from there to America.^ Both Isla and Victor had come to Casablanca, like so many others, to find a French exit visa that would allow them to fly to Portugal, and then travel on to America.
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^ Nazi influence and criminality is running wild in Europe while America plays a neutral waiting game: "I stick my neck out for nobody!"
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^ Unfortunately, for every refugee who reached the shores of America, there were countless others stranded in Casablanca: a city of Nazi-Vichy intimidation, corruption, and control.
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.The letters are almost priceless to any of the continual stream of refugees who end up stranded in Casablanca.^ Ingrid Bergman has commented that throughout the movie, she truly did not know who she would end up with, Laszlo or Rick.

^ Finally, theres a thinner than usual Peter Lorre as Ugarte, the other black marketeer, who ends up getting killed.
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^ Unfortunately, for every refugee who reached the shores of America, there were countless others stranded in Casablanca: a city of Nazi-Vichy intimidation, corruption, and control.
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.Ugarte plans to make his fortune by selling them to the highest bidder, who is due to arrive at the club later that night.^ Thus, Ugarte hopes to sell them for a great profit, and entrusts them only to Rick, who hides them under a doily on Sam (Dooley Wilson) the piano players piano.
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^ A common thing to say to a person who has thought of every possible thing that needs to be done in order to make a plan successful.
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.However, before the exchange can take place, Ugarte is arrested by the local police under the command of Captain Louis Renault (Claude Rains), a corrupt opportunist who later says of himself, "I have no convictions...^ Captain Louis Renault: That is another reason.
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^ Captain Louis Renault: This is the end of the chase.
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^ Captain Louis Renault: He is traveling with a lady.
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.I blow with the wind, and the prevailing wind happens to be from Vichy."^ I blow with the wind, and the prevailing wind happens to be for Vichy.
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.Unbeknownst to Renault and the Nazis, Ugarte had entrusted the letters to Rick because "...^ Thus, Ugarte hopes to sell them for a great profit, and entrusts them only to Rick, who hides them under a doily on Sam (Dooley Wilson) the piano players piano.
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^ Renault (Claude Rains), Rick's café has become a haven for refugees looking to purchase illicit letters of transit which will allow them to escape to America.
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^ Ugarte: Rick, think of all the poor devils who can't meet Renault's price.
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somehow, just because you despise me, you are the only one I trust." Ugarte dies in police custody without revealing the location of the letters.
At this point, the reason for Rick's bitterness re-enters his life. .His ex-lover, Norwegian Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) arrives with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), a fugitive Czech Resistance leader long sought by the Nazis.^ When his long-lost love, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), surfaces in Casablanca with her Resistance leader husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), Rick is pulled into both a love triangle and a web of political intrigue.
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^ Victor Laszlo (played by Paul Henreid) is portrayed as the Nazi’s uber-nemesis.
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^ Paul Henreid plays resistance leader Victor Laszlo.

The couple need the letters to leave for America to continue his work. .German Major Strasser (Conrad Veidt) arrives to see to it that Laszlo does not succeed.^ Then Czech underground leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henried) drifts into town looking for an escape to the West; Nazi zealot Major Heinrich Strasser (Conrad Veidt) is hot on his trail.
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^ Then there is Strassers portrayer, Conrad Veidt (best known for his role in The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari ).
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^ Major Strasser : Are you one of those people who cannot imagine the Germans in their beloved Paris?
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.When Laszlo speaks with Signor Ferrari (Sydney Greenstreet), a major figure in the criminal underworld and Rick's friendly business rival, Ferrari divulges his suspicion that Rick has the letters.^ How about the black marketeer, Signor Ferrari (Sydney Greenstreet)?
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^ Top-notch performances include Claude Rains as the chief of the French police and the major authority figure in Unoccupied France, Peter Lorre as the doomed Senor Ugarte, Sydney Greenstreet as Senor Ferrari, and Dooley Wilson as Rick's loyal friend and the caf's pianist, Sam.
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^ Ugarte's letters of transit, which caused his death, as well as the death of two German couriers, compelled the Laszlos to seek Rick's assistance.
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.Laszlo meets with Rick privately, but Rick refuses to part with the documents, telling Laszlo to ask his wife for the reason.^ And Laszlo's wife turns out to be none other than Ilsa Lund, the woman Rick loved in Paris (Ingrid Bergman).
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^ Laszlo is so committed to anti-fascism, he's willing to see his wife sleep with Rick if it helps his political aims.
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.They are interrupted when Strasser leads a group of officers in singing "Die Wacht am Rhein", a patriotic German song.^ The scene begins with the German officials who display their dominance and power in the locale by chanting the patriotic German song Die Wacht am Rhein.
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^ This scene, which was a symbolic battle between the Allied Free French and the Axis Germans, began when Major Strasser's troops started singing the patriotic Die Wacht am Rheim , a song that was brought over to the United States by German immigrants, and thus conveniently in the American public domain.
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.In response, Laszlo orders the house band to play "La Marseillaise", the French national anthem.^ This is Laszlo’s way of saying that in theory, Renault should not follow the orders of the Germans since the Vichy French government was officially neutral (In reality, the Germans had enormous influence).
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^ Soon after the Germans began to sing, Rick gave the orchestra permission to play the French national anthem, La Marseillaise .
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^ Moreover, even during Victor's strongest moment in the film, the orchestra still required Rick's permission to respond to Laszlo's request for the French national anthem.
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When the band looks to Rick for guidance, he nods his head. .Laszlo starts singing, alone at first, then long-suppressed patriotic fervor grips the crowd and everyone joins in, drowning out the Germans.^ The German National Anthem is drowned out by the French National Anthem.
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In retaliation, Strasser has Renault shut down the club.
Black-and-white film screenshot of several people in a nightclub. A man on the far left is wearing a suit and has a woman standing next to him wearing a hat and dress. A man at the center, wearing a military uniform and hat, is looking at the man on the left. A man on the far right is wearing a suit and looking to the other people.
From left to right: Victor Laszlo, Ilsa Lund, Captain Renault and Rick Blaine
.That night, Ilsa confronts Rick in the deserted cafe.^ The separation of Ilsa from Lazlo in Paris and the night that she asks Rick for the letters of transit, and the separation of Rick and Ilsa when she leaves on the train in Paris.
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.When he refuses to give her the letters, she threatens him with a gun, but is unable to shoot, confessing that she still loves him.^ Ilsa tries to cajole and threaten Rick for the letters of transit, but breaks down, unable to do it, and confesses she still loves Rick, and that their affair in Paris (earlier seen in flashback) occurred because she thought Victor was dead.
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^ He does not stop, pulls a gun, and Rick shoots him, presumably dead.
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.She explains that when she first met and fell in love with him in Paris, she believed that her husband had been killed trying to escape from a Nazi concentration camp.^ This was why she did not meet him and Sam at the train, to leave Paris once the Nazis invaded: Victor was alive and ill, after his escape from a concentration camp.
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^ Charismatic and broody in turns, he had a torrid past that involved torture in a Third Reich concentration camp for printing anti-Nazi handbills in his native Prague.
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^ He (the character) is a concentration camp escapee, and a guerilla fighter, who has to not draw attention to himself, and must repress his emotions.
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.Later, with the German army on the verge of capturing the city, she learned that Laszlo was in fact alive and in hiding.^ Laszlo is well known for leading the underground movement against Hitler’s armies in Europe, and for having twice escaped from a German concentration camp.
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She left Rick without explanation to tend to an ill Laszlo.
With the revelation, Rick's bitterness dissolves and the lovers are reconciled. .Rick agrees to help, leading her to believe that she will stay behind with him when Laszlo leaves.^ Rick learns the painful truth about Isla and Laszlo, and soon he must decide if he will help this woman who hurt him so badly.
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^ In one rewrite of the script, Laszlo is killed at the airport, leaving Ilsa free to marry Rick.

^ Rick justifies helping Lazlo because he realizes that Nazi control of Casablanca will eventually destroy him no matter if he stays neutral.
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.When Laszlo unexpectedly shows up, after having narrowly escaped a police raid on a Resistance meeting, Rick has waiter Carl (S. Z. Sakall) secretly take Ilsa back to the hotel while the two men talk.^ When his long-lost love, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), surfaces in Casablanca with her Resistance leader husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), Rick is pulled into both a love triangle and a web of political intrigue.
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^ As fate would have it, Laszlo, his wife Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), Ilsa’s former lover (Humphrey Bogart), and a contingent of Nazis all wind up in Casablanca, Morocco.
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^ Ingrid Bergman has commented that throughout the movie, she truly did not know who she would end up with, Laszlo or Rick.

.Laszlo reveals that he is aware of Rick's love for Ilsa and tries to get Rick to use the letters to at least take her to safety.^ When his long-lost love, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), surfaces in Casablanca with her Resistance leader husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), Rick is pulled into both a love triangle and a web of political intrigue.
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^ Ilsa tries to cajole and threaten Rick for the letters of transit, but breaks down, unable to do it, and confesses she still loves Rick, and that their affair in Paris (earlier seen in flashback) occurred because she thought Victor was dead.
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^ Ronald Reagan is slated to play Rick, Ann Sheridan as Ilsa, and Dennis Morgan as Victor Laszlo.

.However, the police arrive and arrest Laszlo on a minor, trumped-up charge.^ I’ll have Laszlo come to pick up the letters of transit, and that will give you the criminal grounds on which to make the arrest.
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.Rick convinces Renault to release Laszlo by promising to set him up for a much more serious crime: possession of the letters of transit.^ Rick's conversion process makes him a much more identifiable character with American audience compared to the clear-cut and one-sided narrative that surrounds Lazlo.
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^ In 1950, Roberto Rossellini's Italian masterpiece Roma Citta Aperta was released which inspired Bergman so much that she decided she wanted to work for him.
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^ The separation of Ilsa from Lazlo in Paris and the night that she asks Rick for the letters of transit, and the separation of Rick and Ilsa when she leaves on the train in Paris.
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.To allay Renault's suspicions about his motives, Rick explains that he and Ilsa will be leaving for America.^ Unfortunately, and for reasons that Rick did not understand at the time, Ilsa chose to stay in Paris, and apparently leave Rick forever.
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^ First, Rick convinces Louie that he and Ilsa are going to leave Casablanca on the plane, and leave Victor to the Nazis.
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^ At the airport, Rick explains to Ilsa that she will be going with Victor.
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.However, when Renault tries to arrest Laszlo, Rick double crosses Renault, forcing him at gunpoint to assist in their escape.^ Renault ( Claude Rains ), Rick's café has become a haven for refugees looking to purchase illicit letters of transit which will allow them to escape to America.
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^ Rick’s way of saying he has bet money on Laszlo’s future, but he doesn’t care emotionally whether Laszlo is able to escape from Morocco.
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^ [Of Victor Laszlo, who wants to escape from Casablanca] Captain Louis Renault: No matter how clever he is, he still needs an exit visa...
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.At the last moment, Rick makes Ilsa board the plane to Lisbon with her husband, telling her that she would regret it if she stayed, "Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life."^ Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.
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^ And we know the reason for this: The film was made up as the shooting went along, and it was not until the last moment that the director and script writer knew whether Ilse (sic) would leave with Victor or with Rick .
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^ Unfortunately, and for reasons that Rick did not understand at the time, Ilsa chose to stay in Paris, and apparently leave Rick forever.
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.Major Strasser drives up by himself, having been tipped off by Renault, but Rick shoots him when he tries to intervene.^ Captain Renault : Major Strasser has been shot.
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^ We want to rent a car to drive up the coast and drop off in Tangier.
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^ Throughout the film, Renault ( right ) reveals the danger inherent in the unstable road he chose for himself, with the Nazis on one side and his friend Rick on the other.
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.When police reinforcements arrive, Renault pauses, then tells his men to "Round up the usual suspects."^ Casablanca Casablanca "Round up the usual suspects" The 1942 Warner Bros .
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^ Major Strasser has been shot; Round up the usual suspects .
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^ "Round up the usual suspects" Humphrey Bogart .
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.Once they are alone, Renault suggests to Rick that they leave Casablanca and join the Free French at Brazzaville.^ There’s a Free French garrison over at Brazzaville .
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^ The noir theme of foreboding Nazi domination was once again echoed by Rick when he inquired: "If it is December 1941 in Casablanca, what time is it in New York."
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^ Although their affair was a short one, Rick believed that they would leave Paris together, after the German armies occupied France in the summer of 1940.
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.They walk off into the fog with one of the most memorable exit lines in movie history: "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."^ The classic line "Louis, this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship" was added after shooting was completed.

^ Is it just a coincidence that the title is Casablanca, and the end line of the film is : "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
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^ Rick, surprised at Louies decency, says this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship, and they walk off into the night fog of the airport.
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Production

.The film was based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's then-unproduced play Everybody Comes to Rick's.^ The movie itself is based on an unpublished play bought from playwrite Murray Burnett entitled Everybody Comes to Rick's .

^ The films screenplay was based upon an unproduced play by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison, called Everybody Comes To Ricks .
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^ Timeline 1940-- Play-write Murray Burnett collaborates with Joan Allison to write a play entitled Everybody Comes to Rick's .

[3] The Warner Bros. story analyst who read the play, Stephen Karnot, called it (approvingly) "sophisticated hokum",[4] and story editor Irene Diamond convinced producer Hal Wallis to buy the rights for $20,000,[5] the most anyone in Hollywood had ever paid for an unproduced play.[6] The project was renamed Casablanca, apparently in imitation of the 1938 hit Algiers.[7] .Shooting began on May 25, 1942 and was completed on August 3. The film cost a total of $1,039,000 ($75,000 over budget),[8] not exceptionally high, but above average for the time.^ May 25, 1942-- Shooting begins with the Paris flashback sequence.

^ August 1, 1942-- Humphrey Bogart completes shooting his scenes.

^ May 28, 1942-- Shooting moves to Soundstage 8 which contains the set of Rick's Cafe.

[9]
.The entire picture was shot in the studio, except for the sequence showing Major Strasser's arrival which was filmed at Van Nuys Airport, and a few short clips of stock footage views of Paris.^ Captain Renault : Major Strasser has been shot.
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^ Major Strasser: Are you one of those people who cannot imagine the Germans in their beloved Paris?
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^ Time Continuity : In the final scenes at the airport, when Rick is talking to Major Strasser, the epaulettes on Strasser's shoulders alternately appear and disappear.
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The street used for the exterior shots had recently been built for another film, The Desert Song,[10] and redressed for the Paris flashbacks. It remained on the Warners backlot until the 1960s. The set for Rick's was built in three unconnected parts, so the internal layout of the building is indeterminate. .In a number of scenes, the camera looks through a wall from the cafe area into Rick's office.^ When he is detached and objective, Ebert will make a good technical comment about the left to right movement of a scene following Louie and Rick into Ricks office, when he needs to get money from the safe, and the cameras eliding a wall that reappears just moments later, even though, in reality, this would be impossible.
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^ Rick's Cafe was Bill's last project and on his only visit after we opened he said he looked at all his projects as children and he was very, very proud of what we'd accomplished together.

^ A quick look at the IST website through the matrix research area of our faculty give a comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary flavor   in this school.

.The background of the final scene, which shows a Lockheed Model 12 Electra Junior airplane with personnel walking around it, was staged using midget extras and a proportionate cardboard plane.^ Furthermore, Victor shows his love for Ilsa throughout the film, while Ricks love is displayed only in the final scene, but even Ricks final gesture is not something that emanates from within.
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^ He uses two shots and close ups in the climactic last scene to show the breaking up of the triangles.
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Fog was used to mask the model's unconvincing appearance.[11] .Nevertheless, the Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park in Orlando, Florida purchased a Lockheed 12A for its Great Movie Ride attraction, and initially claimed that it was the actual plane used in the film.^ Obviously there can be few worse fates for a movie than to be appreciated for over six decades by anyone who actually knows something about films.
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^ Polan discuss the romantic overtone of the film and how this theme keeps in line with the traditional film style of Hollywood at that time.
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^ A note on the English used in this movie : Except for Rick and Sam, no major character in this film is supposed to be a native English speaker.
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[12] .Film critic Roger Ebert called Hal Wallis the "key creative force" for his attention to the details of production (down to insisting on a real parrot in the Blue Parrot bar).^ Producer Hal Wallis signed Sakall for his waiter role three weeks after filming on Casablanca had begun.
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^ Yet, even in his own criticism, Eco repeats the same fallacy Ebert and others have, re: the films indecisive scripting.
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^ As Ive stated before, Ebert has serious limitations as a serious critic of film, but he is eminently qualified as a film historian.
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[13]
.The difference between Bergman's and Bogart's height caused some problems.^ Besides the chemistry between Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart is just unforgettable.
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^ Despite this, Humphrey Bogart's wife Mayo Methot continually accused him of having an affair with Bergman causing Bogart to appear on set in a rage.
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^ Despite some rumors, there was nothing going on off camera, in fact Bergman and Bogart hardly spoke during filming.
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.She was some two inches (5 cm) taller than Bogart, and claimed Curtiz had Bogart stand on blocks or sit on cushions in their scenes together.^ At 5' 10", she was also taller then some of her future co-stars (like Humphrey Bogart).
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^ And, despite what some critics say, his two time overt declaration of love for Ilsa stands in stark positive contrast to the more cartoonish and caveman-like refusal to utter such words by Bogarts Rick.
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[14]
.Wallis wrote the final line ("Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."^ The classic line "Louis, this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship" was added after shooting was completed.

^ Is it just a coincidence that the title is Casablanca, and the end line of the film is : "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
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^ Louis, this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
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) after shooting had been completed. .Bogart had to be called in a month after the end of filming to dub it.^ Called Bacall On Bogart , its a quality film.
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^ Hal Wallis called Bogart back into a sound studio to dub the famous line.

^ This is not a flaw of Bogarts nor the character development, and Rick does show some growth, by films end.
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Later, there were plans for a further scene, showing Rick, Renault and a detachment of Free French soldiers on a ship, to incorporate the Allies' 1942 invasion of North Africa; however it proved too difficult to get Claude Rains for the shoot, and the scene was finally abandoned after David O. Selznick judged "it would be a terrible mistake to change the ending."[15]

Writing

.The original play was inspired by a trip to Europe made by Murray Burnett in 1938, during which he visited Vienna shortly after the Anschluss, where he saw discrimination by Nazis first-hand.^ The films screenplay was based upon an unproduced play by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison, called Everybody Comes To Ricks .
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^ Henreid was in in England playing Prince Albert in Victoria the Great when Hitler occupied Austria during the Anschluß in 1938.
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^ The movie itself is based on an unpublished play bought from playwrite Murray Burnett entitled Everybody Comes to Rick's .

.In the south of France, he came across a nightclub, which had a multi-national clientele and the prototype of Sam, the black piano player.^ Thus, Ugarte hopes to sell them for a great profit, and entrusts them only to Rick, who hides them under a doily on Sam (Dooley Wilson) the piano players piano.
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^ Greenstreet, Lorre, and Rains all create memorable characters, as does Wilson, the piano player to whom Bergman says the oft-misquoted, "Play it, Sam."
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^ The one (and unfortunately only) Black actor in the film was Dooley Wilson, who performed the role of Sam the piano player ( above ).
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[16] .In the play, the Ilsa character was an American named Lois Meredith and did not meet Laszlo until after her relationship with Rick in Paris had ended; Rick was a lawyer.^ It ends with Ilsa staying with Rick in Casablanca.

^ In the original play, Everybody Comes to Rick's , the character we know as Ilsa Lund was an American called Lois Meredith.

^ Ingrid Bergman has commented that throughout the movie, she truly did not know who she would end up with, Laszlo or Rick.

.The first writers to work on the script were the Epstein twins, Julius and Philip, who removed Rick's background and added more elements of comedy.^ IMSDb opinion None available IMSDb rating Not available Average user rating (8.03 out of 10) Writers Julius Epstein Philip Epstein Howard Koch Genres Drama Romance Read "Casablanca" Script .
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^ Let us quote Julius J. Epstein, the co-writer (along with his brother, Philip) of the screenplay for “Casablanca.” .
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^ Among a team of screenwriters who adapted the play were Julius and Philp Epstein, who added some mediocre comedic touches, Howard Koch, who added melodrama, and Casey Robinson.
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.The other credited writer, Howard Koch, came later, but worked in parallel with them, despite their differing emphases; Koch highlighted the political and melodramatic elements.^ He compares it to Citizen Kane , and concludes that the Welles film is the superior work of art, but that Casablanca is the superior entertainment (a view which, despite all the disagreements I have with Ebert on this and other films, I share).
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^ Later Rains taught at the institution, working with John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier, among others.
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^ Despite clear evidence of his involvement, DeWeese was not charged on suspicion of awarding bonuses for political work.

[17] .The uncredited Casey Robinson, assisted with three weeks of re-writes, including contributing the series of meetings between Rick and Ilsa in the cafe.^ Continuity : When Rick and Renault are sitting at a table outside Rick's Cafe, a bottle disappears from the table between one cut and the next and then reappears.
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^ Rick is part of two distinct triangles: the romantic triangle between him, Ilsa and Lazlo, and the political triangle with him, Strasser, and Renault.
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^ And, surely, you're aware that at least three Democratic staff have clearly and unequivocally implicated you in the very things DeWeese was indicted for this week.

[6][18] .Curtiz seems to have favored the romantic parts, insisting on retaining the Paris flashbacks.^ His attraction to Ilsa seems quite superficial; after all, in the flashback scenes in Paris, and even those in Casablanca, does he ever speak of higher purpose?
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.Despite the many writers, the film has what Ebert describes as a "wonderfully unified and consistent" script.^ Yet, even in his own criticism, Eco repeats the same fallacy Ebert and others have, re: the films indecisive scripting.
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^ Despite many critics claims that the film portrays the two men as equals, this is clearly not so.
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^ He compares it to Citizen Kane , and concludes that the Welles film is the superior work of art, but that Casablanca is the superior entertainment (a view which, despite all the disagreements I have with Ebert on this and other films, I share).
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.Koch later claimed it was the tension between his own approach and Curtiz's which accounted for this: "Surprisingly, these disparate approaches somehow meshed, and perhaps it was partly this tug of war between Curtiz and me that gave the film a certain balance."^ He says that the distinct ties between the visual and narrative aspects of the film are what make it most enduring and that Curtiz is chiefly responsible.
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^ First, auteur theory generally applies toward films or filmmakers that are great, and while Casablanca has been claimed as great, no one has ever made that claim for Curtiz.
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^ It is film, however, that helped bolster support for the war effort, and it gave people a reason and explanation for being involved in the war.
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[19] .Julius Epstein would later note the screenplay contained "more corn than in the states of Kansas and Iowa combined.^ Let us quote Julius J. Epstein, the co-writer (along with his brother, Philip) of the screenplay for “Casablanca.” .
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^ Classes taught or developed more than 25 by Dr. Chu   between   Penn State University , Iowa State University, Hebei University of Technology, and Singapore Management University.

^ W. Aug 23rd '02 "Something about the combination of whatever kind of green tea base it is, and the peppermint, becomes more than the sum of two parts.
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But when corn works, there's nothing better."[20]
.The film ran into some trouble from Joseph Breen of the Production Code Administration (the Hollywood self-censorship body), who opposed the suggestions that Captain Renault extorted sexual favors from his supplicants, and that Rick and Ilsa had slept together in Paris.^ Captain Renault : Mamoiselle, you are in Rick's!
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^ Captain Renault : We are very honored tonight, Rick.
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^ Although their affair was a short one, Rick believed that they would leave Paris together, after the German armies occupied France in the summer of 1940.
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[21] Some changes were made, but both remained strongly implied in the finished version.[22][23]

Direction

.Wallis' first choice for director was William Wyler, but he was unavailable, so Wallis turned to his close friend Michael Curtiz.^ Director Michael Curtiz ' Hungarian accent often caused confusion on the set.
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^ It is a huge cemetery (over 300 acres) that also contains Casablanca actors Humphrey Bogart, Sydney Greenstreet and S. Z. Sakall along with director Michael Curtiz.
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^ Bergman, age 26, was not the first choice for Casablanca , but after other actresses didn't work out, producer Hal B. Wallis turned his attention to her.
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[24] Curtiz was a Hungarian Jewish émigré; he had come to the U.S. in the 1920s, but some of his family were refugees from Nazi Europe. Roger Ebert has commented that in Casablanca "very few shots... are memorable as shots", .Curtiz being concerned to use images to tell the story rather than for their own sake.^ Film, despite being thought of as a visual medium, is really a narrative form that merely uses images to enhance the narrative.
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[13] .However, he had relatively little input into the development of the plot: Casey Robinson said Curtiz "knew nothing whatever about story...^ You said you knew about Ilsa and me.
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^ However, I am concerned about the negative tone this development introduces into the relationship and that Mexican cooperation on several fronts, particularly counternarcotics, may be affected.
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he saw it in pictures, and you supplied the stories".[25] .Critic Andrew Sarris called the film "the most decisive exception to the auteur theory",[26] of which Sarris was the most prominent proponent in the United States, to which Aljean Harmetz responded, "nearly every Warner Bros.^ Film critic Andrew Sarris claimed that Casablanca was, the most decisive exception to the auteur theory , but he was wrong, and wrong for several reasons.
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^ Never a leading man in America, Bois made some 45 films in the United States in 13 years.
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^ Thus, having shown the film is clearly not great, its not an exception to auteur theory because its outside the scope of auteur theory for not being great.
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picture was an exception to the auteur theory".[24] .Other critics give more credit to Curtiz; Sidney Rosenzweig, in his study of the director's work, sees the film as a typical example of Curtiz's highlighting of moral dilemmas.^ Yet, even in his own criticism, Eco repeats the same fallacy Ebert and others have, re: the films indecisive scripting.
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^ Having stated that, does it surprise you in the least that Curtiz garnered one of the three Oscars the film won (out of eight nominations), for Best Director?
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^ By contrast, the other commentary, by film critic Roger Ebert, is his usual quality commentary.
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[27]
.The second unit montages, such as the opening sequence of the refugee trail and that showing the invasion of France, were directed by Don Siegel.^ "To open up" a different point of view or perspective for a person is to show them it in such a way that they seriously consider its truth or validity.
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Cinematography

A symbol of a large cross, with a smaller cross attached to the top of it. Similar to a "+" with a "T" below it.
The Cross of Lorraine, emblem of the Free French.
.The cinematographer was Arthur Edeson, a veteran who had previously shot The Maltese Falcon and Frankenstein.^ As for the cinematographys lackluster nature, its not that Edeson lacked talent, for he helped create film noir with his work on The Maltese Falcon , and defined 1930s horror films with his work on James Whales Frankenstein .
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Particular attention was paid to photographing Bergman. .She was shot mainly from her preferred left side, often with a softening gauze filter and with catch lights to make her eyes sparkle; the whole effect was designed to make her face seem "ineffably sad and tender and nostalgic".[13] Bars of shadow across the characters and in the background variously imply imprisonment, the crucifix, the symbol of the Free French and emotional turmoil.^ Yes, Ilsa (and her portrayer) is a beautiful woman, but she is no more beautiful than many of the other female characters that inhabit Ricks bar, and she is far more emotionally needy.
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^ The film used literal shadows to make a great contrast between the dark and light, the good and the bad.
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[13] .Dark film noir and expressionist lighting is used in several scenes, particularly towards the end of the picture.^ Without a doubt, the best closing scene ever written; it was scripted on the fly during the end of shooting, and actually shot several ways.
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.Rosenzweig argues these shadow and lighting effects are classic elements of the Curtiz style, along with the fluid camera work and the use of the environment as a framing device.^ The film used literal shadows to make a great contrast between the dark and light, the good and the bad.
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Music

.The music was written by Max Steiner, who was best known for the score for Gone with the Wind.^ He is in the same cemetery as Hattie McDanial ( Gone With the Wind ) and Henry Armstrong, the boxer who stared in his first movie.
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.The song "As Time Goes By" by Herman Hupfeld had been part of the story from the original play; Steiner wanted to write his own composition to replace it, but Bergman had already cut her hair short for her next role (María in For Whom the Bell Tolls) and could not re-shoot the scenes which incorporated the song,[30] so Steiner based the entire score on it and "La Marseillaise", the French national anthem, transforming them to reflect changing moods.^ And so we can accept it when characters change mood, morality, and psychology from one moment to the next, when conspirators cough to interrupt the conversation if a spy is approaching, when whores weep at the sound of La Marseillaise.
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^ An article from the Film History department of the University of San Diego, this short reference demonstrates a crucial interpretation of a scene in which Lazlo (Paul Henreid), a French refugee, begins singing “La Marseillaise”, the French national anthem, as a direct challenge to the German officers who occupy Rick’s (Humphrey Bogart) nightclub.
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^ This is a very famous line from the song "As Time Goes By," which has become a classic because of this movie.
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.Particularly notable is the "duel of the songs" between Strasser and Laszlo at Rick's cafe.^ Rick is part of two distinct triangles: the romantic triangle between him, Ilsa and Lazlo, and the political triangle with him, Strasser, and Renault.
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^ Above mentioned scenes between Rick and Ferrari (Greenstreet), Victor and Strasser, Rick and Ilsa, all transpire, and the club is closed after the weak scene of battling nationalistic anthems.
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In the soundtrack, "La Marseillaise" is played by a full orchestra. Originally, the opposing piece for this iconic sequence was to be the "Horst Wessel Lied", the de facto second national anthem of Nazi Germany, but this was still under international copyright in non-Allied countries. The opening bars of the "Deutschlandlied", the national anthem of Germany, is featured throughout the score as a motif to represent the Germans, much as "La Marseillaise" is used to represent the Allies.
.Other songs in the film include "It Had to Be You" from 1924 (music by Isham Jones, lyrics by Gus Kahn), "Shine" from 1910 (music by Ford Dabney, lyrics by Cecil Mack and Lew Brown), "Avalon" from 1920 (music and lyrics by by Al Jolson, Buddy DeSylva and Vincent Rose), and "Knock on Wood" (music by M.K. Jerome, lyrics by Jack Scholl), the only original song in the film.^ Don’t you frown ...just knock on wood .
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^ In addition, you will see that many of the actors appeared together in other films.
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^ You Must Remember This: A Tribute To Casablanca , is a good piece on the film, as are a few other featurettes.
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Cast

The cast is notable for its internationalism: only three of the credited actors were born in the U.S. The top-billed actors were:
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  • Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine.^ Rick Blaine (Bogart) is a cynical and emotionally stunted man with a past that includes gunrunning to Ethiopia, and support of the Leftist Loyalist Republicans in the Spanish Civil War.
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    ^ Rick Blaine was even a chess player which Bogart was in real life (one level below master level).
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    ^ Welcome to Adobe GoLive 4 Casablanca (Drama/Classic) ( 1942) © 2000 by Raymond Weschler Major Characters Richard "Rick" Blaine.............Humphrey Bogart An American businessman who owns a café and bar in Casablanca, Morocco.
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    .The New York City-born Bogart became a star with Casablanca.^ Bogart was educated at Trinity School, in New York City and then was sent to Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.
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    ^ Born Humphrey DeForest Bogart on December 25, 1899 (there was a little controversy on the date) in New York City, the oldest of three.
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    ^ He arrived in America in 1935 and learned English by listening to burlesque routines in New York City.
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    Earlier in his career, he had been typecast as a gangster. .High Sierra (1941) had allowed him to play a character with some warmth, but Rick was his first truly romantic role.
  • Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa Lund.^ Ilsa Lund: Play it once, Sam.
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    ^ He was Shaw's first choice to play the role.
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    ^ When his long-lost love, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), surfaces in Casablanca with her Resistance leader husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), Rick is pulled into both a love triangle and a web of political intrigue.
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    .Bergman's official website calls Ilsa her "most famous and enduring role".[32] The Swedish actress's Hollywood debut in Intermezzo had been well received, but her subsequent films were not major successes—until Casablanca.^ Considered by many to be the best film ever made and one of the most quoted movies of all time, it rocketed Bogart from gangster roles to romantic leads as he and Bergman (who never looked lovelier) sizzle on screen.
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    ^ That leaves three reasons for this rather muddled and uninspiring performance: 1) the character is not well written and lacks depth, 2) Bergman was too young and callow as an actress to pull off the role, even if better written, and 3) reasons 1 and 2.
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    ^ Thus, Henreids character is not only the best portrayed, and most subtly nuanced- does anyone for a moment, as example, not believe that he knows full well what went on between Ilsa and Rick in Paris, and between them in Casablanca?
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    .Ebert calls her "luminous", and comments on the chemistry between her and Bogart: "she paints his face with her eyes".[13] Other actresses considered for the role of Ilsa had included Ann Sheridan, Hedy Lamarr and Michèle Morgan; Wallis obtained the services of Bergman, who was contracted to David O. Selznick, by loaning Olivia de Havilland in exchange.^ Considered by many to be the best film ever made and one of the most quoted movies of all time, it rocketed Bogart from gangster roles to romantic leads as he and Bergman (who never looked lovelier) sizzle on screen.
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    ^ This is not to say that this predictability is not well handled, but from the moment Bogarts and Bergmans eyes first meet, you know that theirs is destined to be a doomed romance.
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    ^ Bergman, age 26, was not the first choice for Casablanca , but after other actresses didn't work out, producer Hal B. Wallis turned his attention to her.
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    [33]
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  • Paul Henreid as Victor Laszlo.^ Victor Laszlo (played by Paul Henreid) is portrayed as the Nazi’s uber-nemesis.
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    ^ Enter Victor Laszlo and his wife Ilsa Lund (Henreid and Bergman), the fugitives from the Third Reich.
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    ^ Victor Laszlo.....................Paul Henreid Isla’s husband, a highly educated and charming man from Czechoslovakia, who is a leader of the underground movement fighting against the Germans.
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    .Henreid, an Austrian actor who emigrated in 1935, was reluctant to take the role (it "set [him] as a stiff forever", according to Pauline Kael[34]), until he was promised top billing along with Bogart and Bergman.^ Considered by many to be the best film ever made and one of the most quoted movies of all time, it rocketed Bogart from gangster roles to romantic leads as he and Bergman (who never looked lovelier) sizzle on screen.
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    ^ Let us start with the three top billed actors, Humphrey Bogart as club owner Rick Blaine, Ingrid Bergman as his ex-lover Ilsa Lund, and Paul Henreid as Ilsas husband, the Czechoslovakian Nazi Resistance outlaw, Victor Laszlo.
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    ^ Reluctant to accept the role in Casablanca , the 34-year old Henreid did so after receiving star billing with Bogart and Bergman, getting a seven year contract with Warner Brothers and having the role of Victor Laszlo beefed up.
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    Henreid did not get on well with his fellow actors; he considered Bogart "a mediocre actor", while Bergman called Henreid a "prima donna".[35]
The second-billed actors were:
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  • Claude Rains as Captain Louis Renault.^ C laude R ains as Captain Louis Renault Quote: "I am shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!"
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    ^ Captain Louis Renault: [sotto voce] Oh, thank you very much.
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    ^ Captain Louis Renault: The winning side would have paid you much better.
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    .Rains was an English actor, born in London.^ William Claude Rains was born in the Camberwell area of London on November 10, 1889, the son of the British stage actor Frederick Rains (who appeared in a number of British films himself) .
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    .He had previously worked with Michael Curtiz on The Adventures of Robin Hood.^ Not shedding his evil British persona right away, Rains portrayed the evil Prince John in 1938's The Adventures of Robin Hood with Errol Flynn and Oliver DeHaviland.
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    .He later appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious with Ingrid Bergman.
Black-and-white film screenshot of two men, both wearing suits.</span><span class=^ In his first of six movies he would appear in in 1948, was the melodramatic Arch of Triumph starring Ingrid Bergman.
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^ Rains also appeared in numerous TV shows like, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Wagon Train, Rawhide and Dr. Kildare.
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^ In 1946, he was nominated for his fourth supporting actor Oscar as Ingrid Bergman's jealous husband and secret Nazi living in Brazil, Alex Sebastian, in the Alfred Hitchcock movie Notorious with Cary Grant, but lost to Harold Russell in The Best Years of Our Lives .
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  • Conrad Veidt as Major Heinrich Strasser.^ Major Heinrich Strasser : You would find the conversation a trifle one-sided.
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    ^ Major Heinrich Strasser...........Conrad Veidt An official of the German military who has come to Casablanca in order to find the killer of two German clerks in North Africa.
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    ^ Then there is Strassers portrayer, Conrad Veidt (best known for his role in The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari ).
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    He was a German actor who had appeared in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari before fleeing from the Nazis and ironically was best-known for playing Nazis in U.S. films.
  • Sydney Greenstreet as Signor Ferrari, a rival clubowner. .Another Englishman, Greenstreet had previously starred with Lorre and Bogart in his own film debut in The Maltese Falcon.
  • Peter Lorre as Signor Ugarte.^ He also starred with future Casablanca co-stars Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre.
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    ^ Finally, theres a thinner than usual Peter Lorre as Ugarte, the other black marketeer, who ends up getting killed.
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    ^ In the movie , Bogart is again reunited with his Casablanca co-stars; Lorre, Rains, Dantine and Greenstreet.
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    Lorre was an Austrian character actor who had left Germany in 1933.
Also credited were:
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  • Dooley Wilson as Sam.^ Sam................................Dooley Wilson Rick’s African-American friend, who sings in his café.
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    ^ Thus, Ugarte hopes to sell them for a great profit, and entrusts them only to Rick, who hides them under a doily on Sam (Dooley Wilson) the piano players piano.
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    .He was one of the few American members of the cast.^ At the age of 91, he was one of the last member of the cast to die on September 8, 1998 in Fountain Hills, Arizona, of complications from a stroke.
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    A drummer, he could not play the piano. .Hal Wallis had considered changing Sam to a female character (Hazel Scott and Ella Fitzgerald were candidates), and even after shooting had been completed, Wallis considered dubbing over Wilson's voice for the songs.^ Disgusted, Wilson was on the verge of leaving Hollywood when Casablanca producer Hal B. Wallis began the auditions for the role of Sam.
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    [36][37]
  • .
  • Joy Page as Annina Brandel, the young Bulgarian refugee.^ His most memorable scene came after Rick arranged his rigged roulette table to pay off a young Bulgarian, Jan Brandel (Helmut Dantine), the money he needed for an exit visa, thus saving his wife (Joy Page) the need to "do a bad thing" with Renault (Claude Rains) for the visas .
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    .The third credited American, she was studio head Jack Warner's stepdaughter.
  • Madeleine LeBeau as Yvonne, Rick's soon-discarded girlfriend.^ Being the stepdaughter of Jack Warner, boss of the studio, she was tested for the part.
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    ^ Yvonne.............................Madeleine LeBeau A young French woman who often comes to the café.
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    .The French actress was Marcel Dalio's wife until their divorce in 1942.
  • S. Z. Sakall as Carl, the waiter.^ On June 22, while she was filming her scenes in Casablanca , her husband Marcel Dalio filed for divorce in Los Angeles on the grounds of desertion.
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    ^ He met wife number two, the German actress Kaaren Verne, while filming All Through the Night in 1942 and married her in 1945 shortly after divorcing Celia.
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    ^ Carl...............................S.Z.Sakall The head waiter at Rick’s café.
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    .He was a Hungarian actor who fled from Germany in 1939. His three sisters later died in a concentration camp.^ Like many other actors who returned home, Bois found a different Germany.
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    ^ He (the character) is a concentration camp escapee, and a guerilla fighter, who has to not draw attention to himself, and must repress his emotions.
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    ^ Bogart earned an Oscar nomination in 1943, however he lost out to Hungarian actor Paul Lukas who starred in Watch on the Rhine .
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    A friend of Curtiz's since their days in Budapest, he is billed as "S. K. Sakall".
  • Curt Bois as the pickpocket. .Bois was a German Jewish actor and another refugee.^ Future Casablanca actors like William Edmunds (refugee), Torben Meyer (card player), Henry Rowland (German officer), Wolfgang Zilzer (refugee with expired papers) and Louis V. Arco (another refugee) also had small roles in the movie.
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    .He had one of the longest careers in film, making his first appearance in 1907 and his last in 1987.
  • John Qualen as Berger, Laszlo's Resistance contact.^ His first appearance in West Germany was to star in a film adaptation of of the Bertolt Brecht's comedic play Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti (Mr.
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    ^ One of her last French movies was the Federico Fellini film 8½ in 1963 (Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film).
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    ^ From the first five minutes the viewer knows that no one but Frank Capra could have directed that film.
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    He was born in Canada, but grew up in America. .He appeared in many of John Ford's movies.
  • Leonid Kinskey as Sascha, the Russian bartender in love with Yvonne.^ John Qualan also appeared in the movie.
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    ^ In 1950, Qualan appeared in the submarine movie The Flying Missile with Glenn Ford and a year later in Goodbye, My Fancy with Joan Crawford.
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    ^ As I already mentioned, Qualan appeared in a number of movies with John Wayne.
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    He was actually born in Russia.
Notable uncredited actors were:
  • Marcel Dalio as Emil the croupier. .He had been a star in French cinema, appearing in Jean Renoir's La Grande Illusion and La Regle de Jeu, but after he fled the fall of France, he was reduced to bit parts in Hollywood.^ In 1956, Bergman starred in Jean Renoir's Elena et les Hommes with Mel Ferrer, but it too failed to return her to audience favor.
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    ^ The following year, he had a bit part in Muß man sich gleich scheiden lassen with future Casablanca star S.Z. Sakall.
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    .He had a key role in another of Bogart's films, To Have and Have Not.
  • Helmut Dantine as Jan Brandel, the Bulgarian roulette player married to Annina Brandel (Page).^ It also featured other future Casablanca bit actors, Helmut Dantine (Jan Brandel), Ilka Grüning (Mrs.
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    ^ His most memorable scene came after Rick arranged his rigged roulette table to pay off a young Bulgarian, Jan Brandel (Helmut Dantine), the money he needed for an exit visa, thus saving his wife (Joy Page) the need to "do a bad thing" with Renault (Claude Rains) for the visas .
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    .Another Austrian, he had spent time in a concentration camp after the Anschluss.
  • Norma Varden as the Englishwoman whose husband has his wallet stolen.^ The first in beginning of the movie when he was warning the British couple (Gerald Oliver Smith and Norma Varden) while stealing their wallet and later in Rick's when he bumps into Carl who immediately checks to see if his wallet had been stolen.
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    .She was a famous English character actress.
  • Jean Del Val as the French police radio announcer who (following the opening montage sequence) reports the news of the murder of the two German couriers.
  • Torben Meyer as the Dutch banker who ran "the second largest banking house in Amsterdam". Meyer was a Danish actor.
  • Dan Seymour as Abdul the doorman.^ Casablanca bit actor Jean Del Val (police announcer) had a credited role in the movie.
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    ^ Banker : Perhaps if you told him I ran the second largest banking house in Amsterdam.
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    ^ Banker: Perhaps if you told him I ran the second largest banking house in Amsterdam.
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    .He was an American actor who, at 265 pounds, often played villains, including the principal one in To Have and Have Not.
  • Gregory Gaye as the German banker who is refused entry to the casino by Rick.^ Major Strasser: Are you one of those people who cannot imagine the Germans in their beloved Paris?
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    ^ He was featured in many television productions of the 1950s and early '60s, including an early version of Ian Fleming's Casino Royale, where he got to be an early Bond villain.
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    ^ During his many years at Warner Brothers he became the studio's busiest and most versatile character actor, at his best playing cultured villains.
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    .Gaye was a Russian-born actor who went to the United States in 1917 after the Russian Revolution.
  • William Edmunds as a contact man at Rick's.^ Never a leading man in America, Bois made some 45 films in the United States in 13 years.
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    ^ William Claude Rains was born in the Camberwell area of London on November 10, 1889, the son of the British stage actor Frederick Rains (who appeared in a number of British films himself) .
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    ^ Rains returned to the United States in the 1920's and worked as a leading man in New York Theatre Guild productions.
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    .He usually played characters with heavy accents, such as Martini in It's a Wonderful Life (1946).
  • Georges Renavent as Conspirator (uncredited)
  • Jack Benny may have had an unbilled cameo role (claimed by a contemporary newspaper advertisement[38] and reportedly in the Casablanca press book[39]).^ Chubby-jowled Hungarian character actor S. Z. “Cuddles” Sakall played numerous supporting roles in Hollywood musicals and comedies in the 1940's and 1950's.
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    ^ Watch scenes from any earlier Capra film, and one can easily see that the Jimmy Stewart character, George Bailey, in Its A Wonderful Life would be perfectly at home in those earlier films.
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    ^ Like Its A Wonderful Life , its a film, from the 1940s (1942 vs. Capras films being from 1946), that has a hold on audiences that has not abated.
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    .When asked in his column "Movie Answer Man", critic Roger Ebert first replied, "It looks something like him.^ Submitted by jle Time Continuity : In the beginning of the movie a man comes outside the door to look for Rick and the spotlight passes by him.
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    ^ Ironically his first major role in a movie almost turned him into another horror film actor like Boris Karloff , but he rose above this to become more of a character actor.
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    ^ Like a man who's trying to convince himself of something he doesn't believe in his heart.
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    That's all I can say."[39] .In response to a follow-up question in his next column, he stated, "I think you're right."^ It all adds up to one thing; You’re getting on that plane with Victor, where you belong.
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    ^ You’re the only one in Casablanca with even less scruples than I. "Scruples" are moral principles, or the desire to do what is right (Note that it’s usually used in the negative---"he has no scruples…").
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    ^ Well, I've done a lot of it since then, and it all adds up to one thing: you're getting on that plane with Victor where you belong.
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    [40]
Part of the emotional impact of the film has been attributed to the large proportion of European exiles and refugees among the extras and in the minor roles. .A witness to the filming of the "duel of the anthems" sequence said he saw many of the actors crying, and "realized that they were all real refugees".[41] Harmetz argues that they "brought to a dozen small roles in Casablanca an understanding and a desperation that could never have come from Central Casting".[42] The German citizens among them nevertheless had to keep curfew as enemy aliens.^ Future Casablanca actor S.Z. Sakall had a small role in the movie.
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^ Casablanca actor John Qualan had a small role in this movie.
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^ Narrator : With the coming of the Second World War, many eyes in imprisoned Europe turned hopefully, or desperately, toward the freedom of the Americas.
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.Ironically, they were frequently cast as the Nazis from whom they had fled.^ Ironically, Veidt was cast mostly as Nazi's by Hollywood for the rest of his career.
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Some of the exiled foreign actors were:
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  • Wolfgang Zilzer who is shot in the opening scene of the movie, was a silent movie actor in Germany who left when the Nazis took over.^ He was involved in over 40 movies in Hungary before fleeing the Nazis, who took control of Hungary, again in 1940 with his wife and headed for Hollywood.
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    ^ Like many other actors who returned home, Bois found a different Germany.
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    ^ His prominent work in England, his outspoken anti-Nazi statements (he had refused to become a member of the Nationalist Socialist Actors Guild of Germany) and his family's prominent position, left him in danger of deportation to Germany when war broke out in 1939.
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    .He later married Casablanca actress Lotte Palfi.
  • Hans Twardowski as a Nazi officer who argues with a French officer over Yvonne.^ Later in the year, Ryen played a Nazi officer in the war drama The Cross of Lorraine with Casablanca actors Peter Lorre and Hans Twardowski.
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    ^ Yvonne and a German officer are ordering drinks ] French Officer Insulting Yvonne : [ in French, to Yvonne ] Say, you, you are not French to go with a German like this!
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    ^ In 1943, he played a Nazi officer in the war drama The Cross of Lorraine with Casablanca actor Richard Ryen and Hans Twardowski.
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    Born in Stettin, Germany (today Szczecin, Poland).
  • Ludwig Stössel as Mr. Leuchtag, the German refugee whose English is "not so good". Born in Austria, the Jewish actor was imprisoned following the Nazi Anschluss. When he was released, he left for England and then America. Stössel became famous for doing a long series of commercials for Italian Swiss Colony wine producers. Dressed in an Alpine hat and lederhosen, Stössel was their spokesman with the slogan, "That Little Old Winemaker, Me!"
  • Ilka Grünig as Mrs. Leuchtag. .Born in Vienna, she was a silent movie star in Germany who came to America after the Anschluss.
  • Lotte Palfi as the refugee trying to sell her diamonds.^ The main stars came from countries like Sweden, Austria, Germany, England, France, Hungary, Canada and Russia.
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    ^ In 10 of the 19 films he made in America, including Casablanca , he did not appear in the credits (unlike today, they did not put everyone who appeared in a movie in the credits).
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    ^ When Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany in 1933, Veidt, and his wife, Lilli, who was part Jewish, left Germany for Great Britain, where he continued to make movies for the next seven years.
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    .Born in Germany, she played stage roles at a prestigious theater in Darmstadt, Germany.^ He also appeared on stage in America and after 1946 took guest roles at a theater in Basle, Switzerland, before becoming a freelance writer.
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    ^ He began working in Germany as an actor and later became a well respected stage director at the Münchener Kammerspiele (Munich Chamber Theater).
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    .She journeyed to America after the Nazis came to power in 1933. She later married another Casablanca actor, Wolfgang Zilzer.
  • Trude Berliner as a baccarat player in Rick's.^ Future Casablanca actors like William Edmunds (refugee), Torben Meyer (card player), Henry Rowland (German officer), Wolfgang Zilzer (refugee with expired papers) and Louis V. Arco (another refugee) also had small roles in the movie.
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    ^ Being Jewish, he was forced to leave Germany after the Nazi's came to power in 1933.
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    ^ In 1943, he played a Nazi officer in the war drama The Cross of Lorraine with Casablanca actor Richard Ryen and Hans Twardowski.
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    .Born in Berlin, she was a famous cabaret performer and film actress.^ After experience as a cabaret performer, Bois worked with the legendary impresario Max Reinhardt and appeared in 25 films in Germany.
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    .Being Jewish, she left Germany in 1933.
  • Louis V. Arco as another refugee in Rick's.^ Being Jewish, he was forced to leave Germany after the Nazi's came to power in 1933.
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    ^ Future Casablanca actors like William Edmunds (refugee), Torben Meyer (card player), Henry Rowland (German officer), Wolfgang Zilzer (refugee with expired papers) and Louis V. Arco (another refugee) also had small roles in the movie.
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    ^ When Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany in 1933, Veidt, and his wife, Lilli, who was part Jewish, left Germany for Great Britain, where he continued to make movies for the next seven years.
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    .Born Lutz Altschul in Austria, he moved to America shortly after the Anschluss and changed his name.
  • Richard Ryen as Strasser's aide, Captain Heinze.^ He emigrated to Hollywood and changed his name to Ryen.
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    The Austrian Jew acted in German films, but fled the Nazis.

Reception

.The film premiered at the Hollywood Theater in New York City on November 26, 1942, to coincide with the Allied invasion of North Africa and the capture of Casablanca;[2] it went into general release on January 23, 1943, to take advantage of the Casablanca conference, a high-level meeting between Churchill and Roosevelt in the city.^ This is the original film review from the New York Times written on November 27, 1942 after the film’s release.
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^ New York Times 27 November 1942.
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^ Raskin explains the significance of the Casablanca Conference and the exterior significance of the city as an important meeting place that changed the course of World War II. Raskin demonstrates that the film had an impact on the decisions of Roosevelt and that the film was a classic example of using a romantic plotline to cast meaning over strong political undertones.
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.It was a substantial but not spectacular box-office success, taking $3.7 million on its initial U.S. release (making it the seventh best-selling film of 1943).^ It started with Bergman receiving the lead role in the historical movie Anastasia with Yul Brenner which was a box office and critical success and won her a second Oscar for her performance.
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^ Their movie Stromboli was banned and boycotted making it a box office flop.
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[43] Initial critical reaction was generally positive, with Variety describing it as "splendid anti-Axis propaganda";[44] as Koch later said, "it was a picture the audiences needed... there were values... worth making sacrifices for. And it said it in a very entertaining way."[45] .Other reviews were less enthusiastic: The New Yorker rated it only "pretty tolerable".[46] The Office of War Information prevented screening of the film to troops in North Africa, believing it would cause resentment among Vichy supporters in the region.^ Not only were new propagandist messages infused into most films, the actual narratives changed to reflect the new wartimes.
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^ Raskin gives the valuable background of the war effort at the time and demonstrates the direct correlation with the historical events in French North Africa, Europe, and the plot and motifs of the film.
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^ This is the original film review from the New York Times written on November 27, 1942 after the film’s release.
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.At the 16th Academy Awards, the film won three awards: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Picture.^ Come and visit the city that has inspired writers and academy award winning films, Casablanca!
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^ The movie has gone on to win all sorts of accolades, including the Academy of Motion Picture's Oscar for "Best Movie".
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^ Sons of Liberty won an Academy Award for Best Short Subject movie for 1939.
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.Wallis was resentful when Jack Warner, rather than he, collected the best picture award; the slight led to Wallis severing his ties with the studio in April that year.^ During his many years at Warner Brothers he became the studio's busiest and most versatile character actor, at his best playing cultured villains.
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^ Being the stepdaughter of Jack Warner, boss of the studio, she was tested for the part.
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The film has grown in popularity. .Murray Burnett has called it "true yesterday, true today, true tomorrow".[49] By 1955, the film had brought in $6.8 million, making it only the third most successful of Warners' wartime movies (behind Shine On, Harvest Moon and This is the Army).^ In some of the most intemperate rhetoric I have seen from a senior government official, the Foreign Secretary not only castigates the good guys, but is calling for their extradition.
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^ Not only were new propagandist messages infused into most films, the actual narratives changed to reflect the new wartimes.
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^ He says that the distinct ties between the visual and narrative aspects of the film are what make it most enduring and that Curtiz is chiefly responsible.
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[50] .On April 21, 1957, the Brattle Theater of Cambridge, Massachusetts showed the film as part of a season of old movies.^ While filming the end of the movie, she found out she received the part of Maria in For Whom the Bells Toll and was very happy.
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.It was so popular that it began a tradition of screening Casablanca during the week of final exams at Harvard University which continues to the present day, and is emulated by many colleges across the United States.^ In his Newsweek article published shortly before the United States declared war on Iraq, Chris Matthews presents the case that Americans today are as much like Rick Blaine in Casablanca as they have ever been.
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^ Website of the Day Scheuer on Immigration: "The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States."
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^ Regarding Casablanca , Warner Brothers Presents provides a summary of how the film was made as well as interesting commentary on its significance during its WWII release.
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.Todd Gitlin, a professor of sociology who himself attended one of these screenings, had said that the experience was, "the acting out of my own personal rite of passage".[51] The tradition helped the movie remain popular while other famous films of the 1940s have faded away, and by 1977, Casablanca was the most frequently broadcast film on American television.^ N ot only is “Casablanca” regarded as one of the greatest American movies ever made—throbbing romance, exotic setting, superb cast, memorable song (“As Time Goes By”), signature dialogue (“Play it again, Sam”)—it managed to beat out an astonishing nine other nominees to win the 1943 Oscar for Best Picture.
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^ The film has become one of the most quotable movies, with people who haven’t even seen the film saying “Here’s looking at you kid.” The imagery from the movie including Rick in his white suit with a cigarette dangling from his lips, or the final scene when Rick tells Ilsa that she must leave with Lazlo are among the most recognizable in American mass media.
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.However, there has been anecdotal evidence that Casablanca may have made a deeper impression among film-lovers than within the professional movie-making establishment.^ The movie established that it was the duty of America and in fact all Americans to do there part to help with the war effort.
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^ Regarding Casablanca , Warner Brothers Presents provides a summary of how the film was made as well as interesting commentary on its significance during its WWII release.
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^ Wilson made his film debut in 1939 in the movie Keep Punching It's a low budget film featuring a professional boxer, Henry Armstrong.
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.In the November/December 1982 issue of American Film, Chuck Ross claimed that he retyped the screenplay to Casablanca, only changing the title back to Everybody Comes to Rick's and the name of the piano player to Dooley Wilson, and submitted it to 217 agencies.^ In this movie, his former Casablanca co-star Dooley Wilson is back at the piano.
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^ Is it just a coincidence that the title is Casablanca, and the end line of the film is : "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
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.Eighty-five of them read it; of those, thirty-eight rejected it outright, thirty-three generally recognized it (but only eight specifically as Casablanca), three declared it commercially viable, and one suggested turning it into a novel.^ Ugarte : You know, Rick, I have many a friend in Casablanca, but somehow, just because you despise me, you are the only one I trust.
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^ You’re the only one in Casablanca with even less scruples than I. "Scruples" are moral principles, or the desire to do what is right (Note that it’s usually used in the negative---"he has no scruples…").
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^ BRADLEY: In a letter to us, the Mexican government says the allegations against General Cervantes are unfounded and false and points to US rejections of those allegations as unsubstantiated and speculative.
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Critical reception

.When Casablanca was released in 1942, it was not a box office hit, but it received "consistently good reviews".[54] The New York Times wrote at the time of the film's release, "The Warners...^ This is the original film review from the New York Times written on November 27, 1942 after the film’s release.
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^ New York Times 27 November 1942.
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have a picture which makes the spine tingle and the heart take a leap." The newspaper applauded the combination of "sentiment, humor and pathos with taut melodrama and bristling intrigue". While the Times noted its "devious convolutions of the plot", the newspaper praised the screenplay quality as "of the best" and the cast's performances as "all of the first order".[55] The trade paper Variety commended the film's "combination of fine performances, engrossing story and neat direction" and the "variety of moods, action, suspense, comedy and drama that makes Casablanca an A-1 entry at the b.o". The paper applauded performances by Bergman and Henreid and analyzed Bogart's own: "Bogart, as might be expected, is more at ease as the bitter and cynical operator of a joint than as a lover, but handles both assignments with superb finesse." Variety wrote of the film's real-world impact, "Film is splendid anti-Axis propaganda, particularly inasmuch as the propaganda is strictly a by-product of the principal action and contributes to it instead of getting in the way."[56] .On the film's 50th anniversary, the Los Angeles Times called Casablanca's great strength "the purity of its Golden Age Hollywoodness [and] the enduring craftsmanship of its resonantly hokey dialogue". The newspaper believed the film achieved a "near-perfect entertainment balance" of comedy, romance, and suspense.^ American audiences had an easy time believing the life portrayed in the film, as it greatly reflected how they felt at home.
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^ On June 22, while she was filming her scenes in Casablanca , her husband Marcel Dalio filed for divorce in Los Angeles on the grounds of desertion.
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^ Ryen died in Los Angeles on December 22, 1965 at the age of 80.
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.According to Roger Ebert, Casablanca is "probably on more lists of the greatest films of all time than any other single title, including Citizen Kane" because of its wider appeal; while Citizen Kane is "greater", Casablanca is more loved.^ Virtually all critiques of this trio leave Henreid as the odd man out, mainly because the film focuses on the love angle between Rick and Ilsa.
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^ In this sense, viewers at the time of the films release could relate to the ambiguity of the characters onscreen, as they too understand the concepts of love, loss, and confusion during wartime.
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^ After Casablanca , Ryen appeared in 16 more films.
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[13] .Ebert said that he has never heard of a negative review of the film, even though individual elements can be criticized, citing unrealistic special effects and the stiff character/portrayal of Laszlo.^ In contrast with these characters, the German officers are portrayed as being stiff and unyielding.
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^ His rotund cuteness earned Sakall the nickname "Cuddles," and he was often billed as S.Z. "Cuddles" Sakall in his later films though he was never happy about the name.
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^ In fact, there is quite a bit of French and German heard in this film (though no Arabic!
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[25] .Rudy Behlmer emphasized the variety in the picture: "it's a blend of drama, melodrama, comedy [and] intrigue".[25] Leonard Maltin has stated that this is his favorite movie of all time.^ The type of movies that dealt with the war (which was approximately one third of all Hollywood pictures produced) progressed along with the war.
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^ The movie has gone on to win all sorts of accolades, including the Academy of Motion Picture's Oscar for "Best Movie".
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^ Melissa B. Nov 17th '03 "One of my favorite green teas of all time.
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.Ebert has said that the film is popular because "the people in it are all so good" and that it is "a wonderful gem". As the Resistance hero, Laszlo is ostensibly the most noble, although he is so stiff that he is hard to like.^ Virtually all critiques of this trio leave Henreid as the odd man out, mainly because the film focuses on the love angle between Rick and Ilsa.
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^ Because it is the most retrained and understated, however, it usually gets dismissed as stiff acting, rather than good acting of an intentionally stiff [...
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^ Chaplin did not receive a lot of initial support for the film because people were nervous about enraging Hitler.
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[13] .The other characters, in Behlmer's words, are "not cut and dried": they come into their goodness in the course of the film.^ These imposed government restraints were caricatured in Rick and other characters in the film.
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Renault begins the film as a collaborator with the Nazis, who extorts sexual favors from refugees and has Ugarte killed. Rick, according to Behlmer, is "not a hero,... not a bad guy": he does what is necessary to get along with the authorities and ."sticks his neck out for nobody". Even Ilsa, the least active of the main characters, is "caught in the emotional struggle" over which man she really loves.^ Rick : I stick my neck out for *nobody*!
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^ I stick my neck out for nobody.
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By the end of the film, however, "everybody is sacrificing."[25]
There are a few dissenting reviewers. According to Pauline Kael, "It's far from a great film, but it has a special appealingly schlocky romanticism..."[58] Umberto Eco wrote that "by any strict critical standards... Casablanca is a very mediocre film." .He viewed the changes the characters undergo as inconsistent rather than complex: "It is a comic strip, a hotch-potch, low on psychological credibility, and with little continuity in its dramatic effects."^ Garnering little sympathy, but rather gaining distaste for their apparent egotism, the German characters are continuously portrayed as being corrupt and malevolent.
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Interpretation

Casablanca has been subjected to many different readings. Semioticians account for the film's popularity by claiming that its inclusion of a whole series of stereotypes paradoxically strengthens the film.[60][61][62][63] Umberto Eco explained:
Thus .Casablanca is not just one film.^ Is it just a coincidence that the title is Casablanca, and the end line of the film is : "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
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^ Ugarte : You know, Rick, I have many a friend in Casablanca, but somehow, just because you despise me, you are the only one I trust.
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^ The result of this set design is a ‘new' Casablanca that gives the American audience a clear-cut vision, one in which the unifying idea of the film is transparent.
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It is many films, an anthology. [...] When all the archetypes burst in shamelessly, we reach Homeric depths. Two clichés make us laugh. A hundred clichés move us. For we sense dimly that the clichés are talking among themselves, and celebrating a reunion.[64][65]
Eco also singled out sacrifice as one of the film's key themes: "the myth of sacrifice runs through the whole film."[66] It was this theme which resonated with a wartime audience that was reassured by the idea that painful sacrifice and going off to war could be romantic gestures done for the greater good.[67]
.William Donelley, in his Love and Death in Casablanca, argues that Rick's relationship with Sam, and subsequently with Renault, is, "a standard case of the repressed homosexuality that underlies most American adventure stories".[68] Harvey Greenberg presents a Freudian reading in his The Movies on Your Mind, in which the transgressions which prevent Rick from returning to the U.S. constitute an Oedipus complex, which is resolved only when Rick begins to identify with the father figure of Laszlo and the cause which he represents.^ Ugarte : You know, Rick, I have many a friend in Casablanca, but somehow, just because you despise me, you are the only one I trust.
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^ Plot Summary This film is the classic story of an American café owner, Rick Blaine, who is living in Casablanca, Morocco, during World War 2.
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^ A note on the English used in this movie : Except for Rick and Sam, no major character in this film is supposed to be a native English speaker.
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[69] .Sidney Rosenzweig argues that such readings are reductive, and that the most important aspect of the film is its ambiguity, above all in the central character of Rick; he cites the different names which each character gives Rick (Richard, Ricky, Mr Rick, Herr Blaine and so on) as evidence of the different meanings which he has for each person.^ Plot Summary This film is the classic story of an American café owner, Rick Blaine, who is living in Casablanca, Morocco, during World War 2.
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^ "To open up" a different point of view or perspective for a person is to show them it in such a way that they seriously consider its truth or validity.
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^ A note on the English used in this movie : Except for Rick and Sam, no major character in this film is supposed to be a native English speaker.
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Influence

Many subsequent films have drawn on elements of Casablanca. .Passage to Marseille reunited Bogart, Rains, Curtiz, Greenstreet and Lorre in 1944, while there are many similarities between Casablanca and two later Bogart films, To Have and Have Not (1944) and Sirocco (1951).^ In the movie , Bogart is again reunited with his Casablanca co-stars; Lorre, Rains, Dantine and Greenstreet.
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^ Later in 1944, he appeared with Greenstreet and Lorre in The Conspirators .
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^ Playing Marius, one of the Devil's Island escaped convicts who is later killed during an attack by a German plane , Lorre is again reunited with his Casablanca co-stars, Bogart, Rains, Dantine and, of course, Greenstreet, in Passage to Marsailles which was produced by Hal B. Wallis and directed by Michael Curtiz.
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.Parodies have included the Marx Brothers' A Night in Casablanca (1946), Neil Simon's The Cheap Detective (1978), Barb Wire (1996), and Out Cold (2001), while it provided the title for the 1995 hit The Usual Suspects.^ Casablanca Casablanca "Round up the usual suspects" The 1942 Warner Bros .
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.Woody Allen's Play It Again, Sam (1972) appropriated Bogart's Casablanca persona as the fantasy mentor for Allen's nebbishy character, featuring actor Jerry Lacy in the role of Bogart.^ Casablanca bit actor Jean Del Val (police announcer) had a credited role in the movie.
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^ First he appeared in the drama Embracable You followed by April Showers which also featured Casablanca bit actors Dewey Robinson and Leo White.
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^ Chubby-jowled Hungarian character actor S. Z. “Cuddles” Sakall played numerous supporting roles in Hollywood musicals and comedies in the 1940's and 1950's.
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Caboblanco (1980) was "a South American-set retooling of Casablanca".[71]
.Casablanca itself was a plot device in the science-fiction television movie Overdrawn at the Memory Bank (1983), based on John Varley's story, and made a similar, though much less pivotal, appearance in Terry Gilliam's dystopian Brazil (1985).^ Plot Summary This film is the classic story of an American café owner, Rick Blaine, who is living in Casablanca, Morocco, during World War 2.
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^ He made a few decent movies in the '50s and '60s, but his last really good role had been in the John Huston satire Beat the Devil in 1953.
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^ After this, almost all of Bois' movies in West Germany were made for television.
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Warner Bros. produced its own parody of the film in the homage Carrotblanca, a 1995 Bugs Bunny cartoon included on the special edition DVD release. Another cartoon version was produced by 30-Second Bunnies Theatre. It also figured prominently in Black Cat, White Cat, where one of the characters is obsessed with the closing line.
.Steven Soderbergh paid homage to Casablanca with The Good German (2006), a post-World War II Berlin-set murder mystery shot in black and white using technology from the period in which Casablanca was made.^ After the end of World War II, LeBeau returned to France and continued her acting career.
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^ With the end of the World War II, German actors playing Nazi's were not in demand and Ryen's role started to decrease.
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^ Plot Summary This film is the classic story of an American café owner, Rick Blaine, who is living in Casablanca, Morocco, during World War 2.
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.The film ends with a scene between two former lovers (played by George Clooney and Cate Blanchett) at an airport.^ It would be two years before Henreid appeared in his next film playing Nico Minardos' suave father in the comedy Holiday For Lovers featuring Clifton Webb and Jane Wyman.
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^ In this film he plays Schwab, a theatrical producer that George M. Cohen (Cagney) and his partner Sam Harris (played by Richard Whorf) scam into producing their musical.
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^ Nazi film Sons of Liberty with Montagu Love playing George Washington.
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The film's poster echoes the iconic one for Casablanca.
Television has also drawn on the fame of this film. .The character Orville "Rick" Wright from the series Magnum, P.I. was initially based on Rick Blaine, according to the show's producer, Donald Bellisario.^ He put a lot of himself into the character of Rick Blaine, the soured idealist, loner and hard-drinking man on the run from some mysterious past.
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.In the pilot, Wright owned and managed a disco named "Rick's Cafe Americaine". An episode of the American series Moonlighting, parodied Casablanca, with Curtis Armstrong as "Rick" and Allyce Beasley as "Agnes". On Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the relationship between Security Chief Odo and bar owner Quark owed a significant amount to Casablanca; the pilot recalls the play's title with the line "Everybody comes to Quark's", while the episode "Profit and Loss" has many plot elements in common with the film, and “The Ascent” features an homage to the famous concluding line in the film.^ From 1920 to 1922, he managed a stage company owned by family friend William S. Brady, performing a variety of tasks at Brady's film studio in New York.
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^ This film also featured fellow Casablanca actor Curt Bois.
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^ Plot Summary This film is the classic story of an American café owner, Rick Blaine, who is living in Casablanca, Morocco, during World War 2.
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[72] The Chuck episode "Chuck Versus the Undercover Lover" strongly parallels the film through Casey's relationship with fellow spy Ilsa Trinchina, and the film itself appears in the background of several scenes.
.In literature, Robert Coover's short story "You Must Remember This" (from the book A Night at the Movies or, You Must Remember This) uses exact quotes from the movie and includes an explicit sex scene between Rick and Ilsa, while the science-fiction novella "The Children's Hour" in the series The Man-Kzin Wars, created and edited by Larry Niven, has a plot which draws many elements from Casablanca.^ Ilsa : How nice, you remembered.
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^ Ilsa : Rick, I have to talk to you.
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^ Ilsa : Can I tell you a story, Rick?
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Accolades

.Casablanca was nominated for eight Academy Awards, and won three.^ Come and visit the city that has inspired writers and academy award winning films, Casablanca!
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^ Sons of Liberty won an Academy Award for Best Short Subject movie for 1939.
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.When the award for Best Pictures was announced producer Hal B. Wallis got up to accept, only to find Jack Warner had rushed onstage to take the trophy.^ Bogart was producer Hal B. Wallis' only choice to play Blaine.
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^ Producer Hal Wallis signed Sakall for his waiter role three weeks after filming on Casablanca had begun.
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^ Bergman, age 26, was not the first choice for Casablanca , but after other actresses didn't work out, producer Hal B. Wallis turned his attention to her.
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Wallis later recalled, "I had no alternative but to sit down again, humiliated and furious. ... Almost forty years later, I still haven't recovered from the shock."[73] Wallis left Warner Bros. soon after.
Award Category Nominee Result
16th Academy Awards Academy Award for Best Picture Won
Academy Award for Best Director Michael Curtiz Won
Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, and Howard Koch Won
Academy Award for Best Actor Humphrey Bogart Nominated
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Claude Rains Nominated
Academy Award for Best Cinematography Arthur Edeson Nominated
Academy Award for Film Editing Owen Marks Nominated
Academy Award for Original Music Score Max Steiner Nominated
.In 1989, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". In 2005 it was also named one of the 100 greatest films of the last 80 years by Time.com (the selected films were not ranked).^ His last film of the year was Whiplash .
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^ His last movie was in 1964, playing another historical figure, King Herod, in The Greatest Story Ever Told.
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^ Never a leading man in America, Bois made some 45 films in the United States in 13 years.
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.In 2006, the Writers Guild of America, west voted the screenplay of Casablanca the best of all time in its list of the 101 Greatest Screenplays.^ I LOVE the Casablanca Twist tea and rate it as one of my all-time favorites from Adagio Teas."
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^ He was voted the Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly and ranked #1 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest screen actors.
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^ In 1999, the American Film Institute named Humphrey Bogart the Greatest Male Star of All Time.
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[74] .The film has been recognized multiple times by the American Film Institute in many of their lists.^ He was voted the Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly and ranked #1 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest screen actors.
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^ In 1999, the American Film Institute named Humphrey Bogart the Greatest Male Star of All Time.
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Year Category Nominee Rank
1998 AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies 2
2001 AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills 37
2002 AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions 1
2003 AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains Rick Blaine (hero) 4
2004 AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs "As Time Goes By" 2
2005 AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes 5, 20, 28, 32, 43, and 67 (see Quotations section below)
2006 AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers 32
2007 AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) 3

Home media releases

Casablanca was initially released on Betamax and VHS by Magnetic Video and later by CBS/Fox Video (as United Artists owned the rights at the time). .It was next released on laserdisc in 1991, and on VHS in 1992 - both from MGM/UA Home Entertainment (distributing for Turner Entertainment), which at the time was distributed by Warner Home Video.^ Bergman next starred in Sam Wood's Saratoga Trunk , but because the studio, Warner Bros., wanted to distribute more timely material during wartime, the picture's release was delayed until 1944.
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It was first released on DVD in 1997 by MGM, containing the trailer and a making-of featurette (Warner Home Video reissued the DVD in 2000). A subsequent two-disc special edition, containing audio commentaries, documentaries, and a newly remastered visual and audio presentation, was released in 2003.[75]
An HD DVD was released on November 14, 2006, containing the same special features as the 2003 DVD.[76] DVD Reviewers were extremely impressed with the new high-definition transfer of the film.[77][78]
A Blu-ray release with new special features came out on December 2, 2008; it is also available on DVD.[79] The Blu-Ray was initially only released as an expensive gift set with a booklet, a luggage tag and other assorted gift-type items. It was eventually released as a stand-alone Blu-Ray in September 2009.

Sequels and other versions

Two color film screenshots, one stacked on top of the other. The top image shows a man and woman in a car, the man driving. <a name=.The bottom screenshot has two men, one watching as the other drinks from a glass."^ The local custom dictates that it be served by men, and be poured in such a way as to create a sizable foam atop one's glass.
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^ The two were drinking buddies and like to play practical jokes on other people.
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Stills from the controversial colorized version.
.Almost from the moment Casablanca became a hit, talk began of producing a sequel.^ Disgusted, Wilson was on the verge of leaving Hollywood when Casablanca producer Hal B. Wallis began the auditions for the role of Sam.
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.One titled Brazzaville (in the final scene, Renault recommends fleeing to that Free French-held city) was planned, but never produced.^ There’s a Free French garrison over at Brazzaville .
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^ Brazzaville is a city in the Congo, which was a French colony in Africa.
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Since then, no studio has seriously considered filming a sequel or outright remake. François Truffaut refused an invitation to remake the film in 1974, citing its cult status among American students as his reason.[80] However, it has been reported that Bollywood filmmaker Rajeev Nath is remaking the film, describing it as a "tribute to the original."[81]
The novel, As Time Goes By, written by Michael Walsh and published in 1998, was authorized by Warner.[82][83] .The novel picks up where the movie leaves off, and also tells of Rick's mysterious past in America.^ He put a lot of himself into the character of Rick Blaine, the soured idealist, loner and hard-drinking man on the run from some mysterious past.
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The book met with little success.[84] David Thomson provided an unofficial sequel in his 1985 novel Suspects.
.There have been two short-lived television series based upon Casablanca, both considered prequels to the movie.^ He made two movies there; Du haut en bas and Les Requins du pétrole.
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The first aired from 1955 to 1956, with Charles McGraw as Rick and Marcel Dalio, who played Emil the croupier in the movie, as Renault; it aired on ABC as part of the wheel series Warner Bros. Presents.[85] It produced a total of 10 hour-long episodes. Another series, briefly broadcast on NBC in 1983, starred David Soul as Rick, Ray Liotta as Sacha and Scatman Crothers as a somewhat elderly Sam.[86] A total of 5 hour-long episodes were produced.
There were several radio adaptations of the film. .The two best-known were a thirty-minute adaptation on The Screen Guild Theater on April 26, 1943, starring Bogart, Bergman, and Henreid, and an hour-long version on the Lux Radio Theater on January 24, 1944, featuring Alan Ladd as Rick, Hedy Lamarr as Ilsa, and John Loder as Victor Laszlo.^ Victor Laszlo : Are you ready, Ilsa?
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^ Two years earlier, Bogart starred in the play Invitation to a Murder .
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^ I fell in love with Moraccan tea a long time ago and this version is one of the best I have ever had.
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.Two other thirty-minute adaptations were aired: on the Philip Morris Playhouse on September 3, 1943 and on the Theater of Romance on December 19, 1944, in which Dooley Wilson reprised his role as Sam.^ Wilson performed with Orson Welles and John Hausman in Federal Theater productions and then landed a Broadway role in the musical Cabin in the Sky .
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^ Disgusted, Wilson was on the verge of leaving Hollywood when Casablanca producer Hal B. Wallis began the auditions for the role of Sam.
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^ Sam................................Dooley Wilson Rick’s African-American friend, who sings in his café.
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.Julius Epstein made two attempts to turn the film into a Broadway musical, in 1951 and 1967, but neither made it to the stage.^ Next Bergman appeared in the 1967 Swedish anthology Stimulantia and then turned to the stage, touring in a production of Eugene O'Neill's More Stately Mansions .
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^ In this film he plays Schwab, a theatrical producer that George M. Cohen (Cagney) and his partner Sam Harris (played by Richard Whorf) scam into producing their musical.
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[87] The original play, Everybody Comes to Rick's, was produced in Newport, Rhode Island in August 1946, and again in London in April 1991, but met with no success.[88] The film was adapted into a musical by the Takarazuka Revue, an all-female Japanese musical theater company, and ran from November 2009 through February 2010.[89]
.Casablanca was also part of the film colorization controversy during the 1980s,[90] when a colorized version aired on the television station WTBS.^ Plot Summary This film is the classic story of an American café owner, Rick Blaine, who is living in Casablanca, Morocco, during World War 2.
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Ted Turner reacted to his move to colorizing the film "[Casablanca] is one of a handful of films that really doesn't have to be colorized. I did it because I wanted to. .All I'm trying to do is protect my investment."^ This is not my regular everyday cup of tea but I would suggest for all to try it."
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^ It's actually my favorite tea of all the teas that I've ever tried.
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[6] This was briefly available on home video, but it was unpopular with purists. Bogart's son Stephen said, "if you're going to colorize Casablanca, why not put arms on the Venus de Milo?"[80]

Rumors

.Several rumors and misconceptions have grown up around the film, one being that Ronald Reagan was originally chosen to play Rick.^ There has been a number of rumors through the years that Bogart was not the studios choice to play the part of Rick Blaine.
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^ Rick : [ rushing up ] Sam, I thought I told you never to play-...
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This originates in a press release issued by the studio early on in the film's development, but by that time the studio already knew that he was due to go work for the army, and he was never seriously considered.[91]
.Another well-known story is that the actors did not know until the last day of shooting how the film was to end.^ How do I know you’ll keep your end of the bargain ?
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^ His last movie was in 1964, playing another historical figure, King Herod, in The Greatest Story Ever Told.
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.The original play (set entirely in the cafe) ended with Rick sending Ilsa and Victor to the airport.^ Victor and Ilsa arrive in Casablanca, in search of Ugate’s transit papers, and soon Isla discovers that Rick is in town.
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^ Rick and Renault discussing Victor Laszlo's chances of escaping Casablanca ] Captain Renault : This is the end of the chase.
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.During scriptwriting, the possibility was discussed of Laszlo being killed in Casablanca, allowing Rick and Ilsa to leave together, but as Casey Robinson wrote to Hal Wallis before filming began, the ending of the film "set up for a swell twist when Rick sends her away on the plane with Victor.^ Rick and Renault discussing Victor Laszlo's chances of escaping Casablanca ] Captain Renault : This is the end of the chase.
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^ It all adds up to one thing; You’re getting on that plane with Victor, where you belong.
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^ Producer Hal Wallis signed Sakall for his waiter role three weeks after filming on Casablanca had begun.
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For now, in doing so, he is not just solving a love triangle. .He is forcing the girl to live up to the idealism of her nature, forcing her to carry on with the work that in these days is far more important than the love of two little people."^ French officer : To all officers - two German couriers carrying important official documents murdered on train from Oran.
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^ W. Aug 23rd '02 "Something about the combination of whatever kind of green tea base it is, and the peppermint, becomes more than the sum of two parts.
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^ I prefer it a little stronger than usual just to get more of that minty taste."
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[92] .It was certainly impossible for Ilsa to leave Laszlo for Rick, as the production code forbade showing a woman leaving her husband for another man.^ Rick learns the painful truth about Isla and Laszlo, and soon he must decide if he will help this woman who hurt him so badly.
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^ Another extremely famous line, and Rick’s way of telling Ilsa how happy he is to be with her, or perhaps how pretty she is.
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^ Rick is both a cynical and caring individual who came to Casablanca after falling in love with a Norwegian woman, Ilsa, during his time in Paris.
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.Such dispute as there was concerned not whether Ilsa would leave with Laszlo, but how this result could be engineered.^ Ilsa : When I said I would never leave you.
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[93] The confusion was most probably caused by Bergman's later statement that she did not know which man she was meant to be in love with. While rewrites did occur during the filming, Aljean Harmetz's examination of the scripts has shown that many of the key scenes were shot after Bergman knew how the film would end: any confusion was, in Ebert's words, "emotional", not "factual".[13]

Errors and inaccuracies

.The film has several logical flaws, the foremost being the two "letters of transit" which enable their bearers to leave Vichy French territory.^ I heard a rumor those two German couriers were carrying letter of transit.
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.According to the About this sound audio , Ugarte says the letters had been signed by (depending on the listener) either Free French General Charles de Gaulle or Vichy General Maxime Weygand.^ Letters of transit signed by General DeGaulle.
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^ Are you pro -Vichy or Free French?
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^ General DeGaulle was the leader of the Free French forces fighting Germany during the war.
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The English subtitles on the official DVD read de Gaulle, while the French subtitles specify Weygand. .Weygand had been the Vichy Delegate-General for the North African colonies until a month before the film is set (and a year after it was written).^ A Background Note on the Geopolitical Situation : This film takes place in 1941 in the city of Casablanca, which was and is the largest city in the North African country of Morocco.
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.De Gaulle was the head of the Free French government in exile.^ The French officials who ran the colony were careful not to offend the Germans, although many of them probably supported the "Free French" under General Charles DeGaulle, who was the leader of the French government in exile in London.
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^ To be "pro" Vichy is to support the French in Vichy (see notes before glossary on the Vichy and Free French governments).
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A Vichy court martial had convicted de Gaulle of treason in absentia and sentenced him to life imprisonment on August 2, 1940, so a letter signed by him would have been of no benefit.[8] A classic MacGuffin, the letters were invented by Joan Allison for the original play and never questioned.[94] .Even in the film, Rick suggests to Renault that the letters would not have allowed Ilsa to escape, let alone Laszlo: "People have been held in Casablanca in spite of their legal rights."^ Both Isla and Victor had come to Casablanca, like so many others, to find a French exit visa that would allow them to fly to Portugal, and then travel on to America.
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^ Rick’s way of saying he has bet money on Laszlo’s future, but he doesn’t care emotionally whether Laszlo is able to escape from Morocco.
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^ Plot Summary This film is the classic story of an American café owner, Rick Blaine, who is living in Casablanca, Morocco, during World War 2.
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.In the same vein, though Laszlo asserts that the Nazis cannot arrest him as "This is still unoccupied France; any violation of neutrality would reflect on Captain Renault," Ebert points out that "It makes no sense that he could walk around freely....He would be arrested on sight."^ Captain Renault : Everybody out at once!
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^ Any violation of neutrality would reflect on Captain Renault.
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^ Captain Renault : Make it ten.
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[13] .Harmetz, however, suggests that Strasser intentionally allows Laszlo to move about, hoping that he will tell them the names of Resistance leaders in occupied Europe in exchange for Ilsa being allowed to leave for Lisbon.^ This is Strasser’s way of saying that he thinks Laszlo is too dangerous to be allowed to stay free.
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.Other mistakes include the wrong version of the flag for French Morocco and the fact no uniformed German troops ever set foot in Casablanca during the Second World War.^ During the war, Morocco was still a colony, under the Vichy French.
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^ Narrator : With the coming of the Second World War, many eyes in imprisoned Europe turned hopefully, or desperately, toward the freedom of the Americas.
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^ General DeGaulle was the leader of the Free French forces fighting Germany during the war.
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[8] .There are also the inevitable continuity errors; for example, in the final scene, Major Strasser's military overcoat is seen both with and without epaulets.^ Major Heinrich Strasser...........Conrad Veidt An official of the German military who has come to Casablanca in order to find the killer of two German clerks in North Africa.
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^ Major Heinrich Strasser : You repeat *Third* Reich as though you expected there to be others!
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.Also, during the scene where Rick leaves Paris on the train, it can clearly be seen that Rick's coat gets sopping wet from the heavy rain, but when he boards the train, the coat suddenly appears dry.^ Rick is both a cynical and caring individual who came to Casablanca after falling in love with a Norwegian woman, Ilsa, during his time in Paris.
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^ Unfortunately, and for reasons that Rick did not understand at the time, Ilsa chose to stay in Paris, and apparently leave Rick forever.
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^ Although their affair was a short one, Rick believed that they would leave Paris together, after the German armies occupied France in the summer of 1940.
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According to Harmetz, in reality few of the refugees depicted would actually have gone to Casablanca.[95] .The usual route out of Germany was through Vienna, Prague, Paris, and London, although the film's technical advisor, Robert Aisner, did follow the path to Morocco given in Casablanca's opening scene.^ Plot Summary This film is the classic story of an American café owner, Rick Blaine, who is living in Casablanca, Morocco, during World War 2.
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^ A Background Note on the Geopolitical Situation : This film takes place in 1941 in the city of Casablanca, which was and is the largest city in the North African country of Morocco.
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^ On June 22, while she was filming her scenes in Casablanca , her husband Marcel Dalio filed for divorce in Los Angeles on the grounds of desertion.
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Quotations

.One of the lines most closely associated with the film—"Play it again, Sam"—is a misquotation.^ One of the most famous lines in the movie.
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^ This is one of the most famous lines in the history of the movies!
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^ In this film he plays Schwab, a theatrical producer that George M. Cohen (Cagney) and his partner Sam Harris (played by Richard Whorf) scam into producing their musical.
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.When Ilsa first enters the Café Americain, she spots Sam and asks him to "Play it once, Sam, for old times' sake."^ Play it once, Sam.
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^ For old time’s sake .
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^ Sam’s poetic way of saying that a lot time has passed since he saw Ilsa.
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When he feigns ignorance, she responds, "Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By.'" Later that night, alone with Sam, Rick says, "You played it for her and you can play it for me." and "If she can stand it, I can! Play it!"
.Rick's remark to Ilsa, "Here's looking at you, kid", is not in the draft screenplays, but has been attributed to something Bogart said to Bergman as he taught her poker between takes.^ Here's looking at you, kid.
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^ Here's looking at you kid.
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^ Here’s looking at you, kid.
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[96] It was voted in the 2005 poll by the American Film Institute as the fifth most memorable line in cinema history.[97]
.Six lines from Casablanca appeared in the AFI top 100 movie quotes, the most of any film (Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz were next, with three apiece).^ One of the most famous lines in the movie.
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^ Sakall appearing in four top movies.
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^ In his first of six movies he would appear in in 1948, was the melodramatic Arch of Triumph starring Ingrid Bergman.
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.The others were: "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."^ Louis, this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
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^ Rick : Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
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(20th), "Play it, Sam. .Play 'As Time Goes By.'"^ Play "As Time Goes By."
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^ At her funeral service held at Saint Martin's-in-the-Fields Church in West London, there was a touching moment when a violin played the melody of "As Time Goes By."
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.(28th), "Round up the usual suspects."^ Captain Renault : Realizing the importance of the case, my men are rounding up twice the usual number of suspects.
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^ Major Strasser has been shot; Round up the usual suspects .
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^ Round up the usual suspects.
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.(32nd), "We'll always have Paris."^ Rick : We'll always have Paris.
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^ We’ll always have Paris .
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.(43rd), and "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."^ Rick : Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.
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^ Of all the gin joints , in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.
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(67th).

References

Notes

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  2. ^ a b ""Howard Koch, Julius Epstein, Frank Miller Interview" May, 1995 By Eliot Stein of "STEIN ONLINE" on COMPUSERVE". vincasa.com. May 1995. http://www.vincasa.com/indexkoch.html. Retrieved 2008-06-11.  Frank Miller: "There was a scene planned, after the ending, that would have shown Rick and Renault on an Allied ship just prior to the landing at CASABLANCA but plans to shoot it were scrapped when the marketing department realized they had to get the film out fast to capitalize on the liberation of North Africa."
  3. ^ Behlmer, Rudy (1985). Inside Warner Bros. (1935–1951). London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. pp. 194. ISBN 0297792423. 
  4. ^ Harmetz 1992, p. 17
  5. ^ Harmetz 1992, p. 19
  6. ^ a b c Merlock, Ray (Winter 2000), "Casablanca", Journal of Popular Film & Television 27 (4): 2 
  7. ^ Harmetz 1992, p. 30
  8. ^ a b c Robertson, James C. (1993). The Casablanca Man: The Cinema of Michael Curtiz. London: Routledge. pp. 79. ISBN 0415068045. 
  9. ^ Behlmer, p. 208
  10. ^ Behlmer, pp. 214–215
  11. ^ Harmetz 1992, p. 237
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  15. ^ Harmetz 1992, pp. 280–281
  16. ^ Harmetz 1992, pp. 53–54
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  18. ^ Harmetz 1992, pp. 175,179
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  25. ^ a b c d Quoted in Ebert commentary.
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    ^ He began acting at the young age of seven when he appeared in the movie, Bauernhaus und Grafenschloß which was directed by future Casablanca director, Michael Curtiz.
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    ^ Next he starred as Uncle Lazlo Lazlo in the Michael Curtiz ( Casablanca director) movie, Romance on the High Seas with Doris Day in her first movie.
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    Ann Arbor, Mich: UMI Research Press. pp. 158–159. ISBN 0835713040.
     
  28. ^ Harmetz 1992, p. 264
  29. ^ Rosenzweig, pp.6–7
  30. ^ "As Time Goes By" enjoyed a resurgence after the release of Casablanca, spending 21 weeks on the hit parade.
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  34. ^ Harmetz 1992, p. 99
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  47. ^ Harmetz 1992, p. 286
  48. ^ Harmetz 1992, pp. 321–324
  49. ^ Interviewed in Casablanca 50th Anniversary Special: You Must Remember This (Turner: 1992)
  50. ^ Harmetz 1992, p. 283
  51. ^ Harmetz 1992, p. 343
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  54. ^ Stanley, John (April 5, 1992). "'Casablanca' Celebrates Its 50th". San Francisco Chronicle. 
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  72. ^ Odo's answer? "No."
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Bibliography

  • Behlmer, Rudy (1985). Inside Warner Bros. (1935–1951). London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. .ISBN 0297792423. 
  • Casablanca (Two-Disc Special Edition DVD) (2003) (with audio commentaries by Roger Ebert and Rudy Behlmer and documentary Casablanca 50th Anniversary Special: You Must Remember This, narrated by Lauren Bacall).
  • Harmetz, Aljean (1992).^ He was worth every penny and in Aljean Harmetz’s words, "his affable malignancy made Casablanca more dangerous."
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    .Round Up the Usual Suspects: The Making of Casablanca — Bogart, Bergman, and World War II.^ After the end of World War II, LeBeau returned to France and continued her acting career.
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    ^ With the end of the World War II, German actors playing Nazi's were not in demand and Ryen's role started to decrease.
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    ^ They performed in Casablanca in an event honoring World War I hero T.E. Lawrence.
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    Hyperion. ISBN 1562827618. 
  • Lebo, Harlan (1992). Casablanca: Behind the Scenes. Fireside. ISBN 0671769812. 
  • Miller, Frank (1992). Casablanca – As Times Goes By: 50th Anniversary Commemorative. Turner Publishing Inc. ISBN 1878685147. 
  • Robertson, James C. (1993). .The Casablanca Man: The Cinema of Michael Curtiz London:Routledge.^ It is a huge cemetery (over 300 acres) that also contains Casablanca actors Humphrey Bogart, Sydney Greenstreet and S. Z. Sakall along with director Michael Curtiz.
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    ^ It is a huge cemetery (over 300 acres) that also contains Casablanca co-stars Humphrey Bogart, S. Z. Sakall and John Qualan along with director Michael Curtiz.
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    ^ He began acting at the young age of seven when he appeared in the movie, Bauernhaus und Grafenschloß which was directed by future Casablanca director, Michael Curtiz.
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    ISBN 0-415-06804-5
  • Rosenzweig, Sidney (1982). .Casablanca and Other Major Films of Michael Curtiz.^ It is a huge cemetery (over 300 acres) that also contains Casablanca actors Humphrey Bogart, Sydney Greenstreet and S. Z. Sakall along with director Michael Curtiz.
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    ^ He began acting at the young age of seven when he appeared in the movie, Bauernhaus und Grafenschloß which was directed by future Casablanca director, Michael Curtiz.
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    ^ Next he starred as Uncle Lazlo Lazlo in the Michael Curtiz ( Casablanca director) movie, Romance on the High Seas with Doris Day in her first movie.
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    Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMI Research Press. ISBN 0-8357-1304-0

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mrs. Miniver
Academy Award for Best Picture
1943
Succeeded by
Going My Way

Quotes

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We'll always have Paris.
.Casablanca is a 1942 film about an American expatriate owner of an upscale club and gambling den in the Moroccan city of Casablanca who meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.^ Casablanca is a 1942 film about an American expatriate owner of an upscale club and gambling den in the Moroccan city of Casablanca who meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
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^ Casablanca is a city that will always remind me of how a 1982 Peace corps volunteer American friend of mine descrisbed it.

^ Trailer Humphrey Bogart plays Rick Blaine, a bitter and cynical American expatriate in Casablanca, who owns "Rick's Caf?
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.Directed by Michael Curtiz.^ Directed by Michael Curtiz Humphrey Bogart ....
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^ Released in 1942, it is directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Hal B. Wallis.
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^ Directing this film was Michael Curtiz.

Written by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, and Howard Koch, based on play
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Rick Blaine

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Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
  • Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.^ "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine," can be still be heard in contemporary film and television.
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    ^ The final seen showing them walking together as friends on their glorious quest to save the world from evil has stayed with me all my life.  I found this movie inspirational!  .
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    ^ The story is removed from combat but captures all the emotions of the day - the sense that the world is on the brink and that time has been compressed into an all-important romantic Now.
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  • Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.^ Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
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    ^ Casablanca is number three on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 Movies.
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    ^ Rick: Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
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    • Ranked #20 in the "100 Movie Quotes" list

Captain Louis Renault

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I am shocked — shocked— to find that gambling is going on in here!
  • I'm only a poor corrupt official.
  • [about Ugarte] I'm making out the report now.^ I'm only a poor corrupt official.
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    ^ I’m only a poor corrupt official .
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    ^ I am shocked — shocked — to find that gambling is going on in here!
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    .We haven't quite decided whether he committed suicide or died trying to escape.
  • I am shocked — shocked— to find that gambling is going on in here!
  • Major Strasser has been shot.^ I am shocked — shocked — to find that gambling is going on in here!
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    ^ We haven’t quite decided whether he committed suicide or died trying to escape.
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    ^ "Major Strasser has been shot.
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    .[pause] Round up the usual suspects.^ So round up the usual suspects and savor a Hollywood classic.
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    ^ Round up the usual suspects.''
    • Casablanca :: rogerebert.com :: Great Movies 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC rogerebert.suntimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "Round up the usual suspects!"
    • Review - Casablanca 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.peers.org [Source type: General]

    • Ranked #32 in the "100 Movie Quotes" list

Dialogue

.Here's looking at you, kid.^ Here’s looking at you, kid.
  • Casablanca 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Here's looking at you, kid .
  • Casablanca@Everything2.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

^ Here's looking at you, kid.
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  • Casablanca (film) - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Casablanca 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Renault: I've often speculated why you don't return to America.^ That’s something you don’t see too often!
  • The Morocco Report » Casablanca 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.moroccosavvy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Renault : I've often speculated why you don't return to America.
  • Casablanca (film) - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Why don’t you spill it?
  • Welcome to Adobe GoLive 4 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC eslnotes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Did you abscond with the church funds?^ Did you abscond with the church funds ?
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^ Did you abscond with the church funds?
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  • Casablanca (film) - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Did you run off with a Senator's wife?^ Run off with a senator's wife?
  • Casablanca (1942) - Memorable quotes 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Did you run off with a Senator's wife?
  • Casablanca (film) - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Did you run out on me because you knew.….you couldn’t take it , hiding from the police, running away all the time?
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.I like to think that you killed a man.^ What a fool I was to fall for a man like you.''
  • Casablanca 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC mcgady.net [Source type: General]

^ I like to think that you killed a man.
  • Casablanca (film) - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ What a fool I was to fall for a man like you.
  • Welcome to Adobe GoLive 4 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC eslnotes.com [Source type: Original source]

It's the romantic in me.
.Rick: It's a combination of all three.^ Rick : It was a combination of all three.
  • Casablanca (1942) - Memorable quotes 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

.Renault: And what in Heaven's name brought you to Casablanca?^ Captain Louis Renault: What in heaven's name brought you to Casablanca?
  • Casablanca 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Claude Rains (Louis): What in heaven's name brought you to Casablanca?
  • Casablanca Movie Quotes and Trivia 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.fiftiesweb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What in heaven’s name brought you to Casablanca?
  • Welcome to Adobe GoLive 4 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC eslnotes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Rick: My health.^ Rick: My health.

^ Humphrey Bogart (Rick): My health.
  • Casablanca Movie Quotes and Trivia 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.fiftiesweb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ RICK. My health.
  • Here's Looking at Casablanca 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.neh.gov [Source type: General]

.I came to Casablanca for the waters.^ I came to Casablanca for the waters.
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  • Casablanca 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.cosmopolis.ch [Source type: General]
  • Here's Looking at Casablanca 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.neh.gov [Source type: General]

^ When asked by a Nazi why he came to Casablanca he responds for the waters.

Renault: The waters? What waters? We're in the desert.
Rick: I was misinformed.

.Ilsa: Play it once, Sam, for old times' sake.^ Play it once, Sam.
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^ Ilsa : Play it once, Sam, for old times' sake.
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^ Ilsa Lund: Play it once, Sam.
  • Casablanca 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

.Sam: I don't know what you mean, Miss Ilsa.^ Dooley Wilson (Sam): I don't know what you mean, Miss Elsa.
  • Casablanca Movie Quotes and Trivia 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.fiftiesweb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And if you don't know, then why the hell not?
  • Casablanca (1942) Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid - Three Movie Buffs Review 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.threemoviebuffs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sam : I don't know what you mean, Miss Ilsa.
  • Casablanca (film) - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Ilsa: [whispered] Play it, Sam.^ When Ilsa requests the song, Sam claims not to remember it, but at her insistence he goes ahead and plays, initiating the re-acquaintance of the former lovers.
  • SparkNotes: Casablanca: Themes, Motifs, and Symbols 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.sparknotes.com [Source type: General]

^ Ilsa : [whispered] Play it, Sam.
  • Casablanca (film) - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ No one says: "Play it again, Sam"; however Rick and Ilsa do offer variations of that directive to Sam the pianist at different times in the movie: Rick Blaine: "You played it for her, you can play it for me!--If she can stand it, I can!
  • Casablanca 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.bpfrommer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Play As Time Goes By.^ Play "As Time Goes By."
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^ Play 'As Time Goes By'".

^ Play As Time Goes By .
  • Casablanca (film) - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Sam: Why, I can't remember it, Miss Ilsa.^ When Ilsa requests the song, Sam claims not to remember it, but at her insistence he goes ahead and plays, initiating the re-acquaintance of the former lovers.
  • SparkNotes: Casablanca: Themes, Motifs, and Symbols 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.sparknotes.com [Source type: General]

^ Sam : Why, I can't remember it, Miss Ilsa.
  • Casablanca (film) - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Sam: [lying] Oh, I can't remember it, Miss Elsa.
  • Casablanca 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

I'm a little rusty on it.
.Ilsa: I'll hum it for you.^ Ilsa : I'll hum it for you.
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^ I’ll hum it for you.
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^ Ilsa Lund: I'll hum it for you.
  • Casablanca 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

.[Ilsa hums two bars.^ [Ilsa hums two bars.
  • Casablanca (film) - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Sam starts to play]
Sing it, Sam.^ Sam begins playing ] Ilsa : Sing it, Sam.
  • Casablanca (1942) - Memorable quotes 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Sam starts to play] Sing it, Sam.
  • Casablanca (film) - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ [Sam begins playing] Ilsa Lund: Sing it, Sam.
  • Casablanca 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

.Sam: [singing] You must remember this
A kiss is just a kiss
A sigh is just a sigh
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by.^ Sam telling Ilse he can't remember "As time goes by."
  • Casablanca 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC mcgady.net [Source type: General]

^ Sam: [singing] You must remember this / A kiss is still a kiss / A sigh is just a sigh / The fundamental things apply / As time goes by.
  • Casablanca 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh.
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Lyrics and Music by Herman Hupfeld (1931)
  • "Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By" is #28 in the AFI's list of the top 100 movie quotations; it is often misquoted as "Play it again, Sam".

.Rick: If that plane leaves the ground and you're not with him, you'll regret it.^ You'll miss that plane.
  • Casablanca (1942) - Memorable quotes 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Rick : You'll excuse me, gentlemen.
  • Casablanca (1942) - Memorable quotes 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ If that plane leaves the ground and you're not with him, you'll regret it.
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  • SoundStage! Network Home Theater & Sound -- Collector's Corner 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.hometheatersound.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Casablanca 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

.Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.^ Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.
  • Casablanca (film) - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.
  • Casablanca Movie Quotes and Trivia 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.fiftiesweb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • SoundStage! Network Home Theater & Sound -- Collector's Corner 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.hometheatersound.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Casablanca 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

.Ilsa: But what about us?^ Ingrid Bergman (Ilsa): But what about us?
  • Casablanca Movie Quotes and Trivia 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.fiftiesweb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ilsa : But what about us?
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^ Ilsa Lund: But what about us?
  • Casablanca 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

.Rick: We'll always have Paris.^ Humphrey Bogart (Rick): We'll always have Paris.
  • Casablanca Movie Quotes and Trivia 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.fiftiesweb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rick: We'll always have Paris.
  • SoundStage! Network Home Theater & Sound -- Collector's Corner 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.hometheatersound.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Casablanca movie mistakes, goofs and bloopers 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.moviemistakes.com [Source type: General]

^ Rick : We'll always have Paris.
  • Casablanca (film) - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.We didn't have it before...we'd...we'd lost it until you came to Casablanca.^ Go to Casablanca Before You Go .
  • Casablanca Vacations, Tourism and Casablanca, Morocco Travel Reviews - TripAdvisor 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.tripadvisor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We didn't have it before...we'd...we'd lost it until you came to Casablanca.
  • Casablanca (film) - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Ugarte : Oh, n-n-n-nothing, but when you first came to Casablanca, I thought...
  • Casablanca (1942) - Memorable quotes 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

.We got it back last night.^ We got it back last night.
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  • SoundStage! Network Home Theater & Sound -- Collector's Corner 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.hometheatersound.com [Source type: Original source]

.Ilsa: When I said I would never leave you...^ Ingrid Bergman (Ilsa): When I said I would never leave you.
  • Casablanca Movie Quotes and Trivia 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.fiftiesweb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ilsa Lund: When I said I would never leave you.
  • Casablanca 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ilsa: When I said I would never leave you.
  • SoundStage! Network Home Theater & Sound -- Collector's Corner 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.hometheatersound.com [Source type: Original source]

.Rick: And you never will.^ Rick: And you never will.
  • SoundStage! Network Home Theater & Sound -- Collector's Corner 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.hometheatersound.com [Source type: Original source]
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^ Rick : And you never will.
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^ Humphrey Bogart (Rick): And you never will.
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But I've got a job to do, too. .Where I'm going, you can't follow.^ Where I'm going, you can't follow.
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^ Where I'm going you can't follow.

.What I've got to do, you can't be any part of.^ What I've got to do, you can't be any part of.
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^ What I've got to do you can't be any part of."
  • Bright Lights Film Journal | Casablanca 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.brightlightsfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.^ Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
  • Casablanca (1942) - Memorable quotes 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
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  • Casablanca 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As he explained to Ilsa: "I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world."
  • Bright Lights Film Journal | Casablanca 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.brightlightsfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ H umphrey B ogart as Rick Blaine Quote: "I'm n o good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
  • Casablanca 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC mcgady.net [Source type: General]

.Someday you'll understand that.^ Someday you'll understand that.
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  • SoundStage! Network Home Theater & Sound -- Collector's Corner 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.hometheatersound.com [Source type: Original source]
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.Here's looking at you, kid.^ Here’s looking at you, kid.
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^ Here's looking at you, kid .
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^ Here's looking at you, kid.
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  • Casablanca (film) - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Casablanca 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • "We'll always have Paris" is ranked #43 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema; "Here's looking at you, kid" is ranked #5.

Taglines

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  • Mysterious City of Sin and Intrigue!
  • They had a date with fate in Casablanca!
  • As big and timely a picture as ever you've seen!^ They had a date with fate in Casablanca!
    • Casablanca (1943) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.dvdmg.com [Source type: General]

    ^ A kiss is still a kiss in Casablanca But a kiss is not a kiss without your sigh Please come back to me in Casablanca I love you more and more each day as time goes by I guess there're many broken hearts in Casablanca You know I've never really been there.
    • Bertie Higgins - Casablanca lyrics 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.lyricsmode.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ A woman called me up a couple of weeks ago and said, "I tracked you down because I had to tell you that I've just seen Casablanca for the forty-sixth time, and it means more to me than anything in my life."

    You can tell by the cast it's important! Gripping! Big!

Cast:

.
  • Humphrey Bogart - Rick Blaine
  • Ingrid Bergman - Ilsa Lund
  • Paul Henreid - Victor Laszlo
  • Claude Rains - Capt.^ Humphrey Bogart plays Rick, the owner of Casablanca's most popular café; a guy who "sticks his neck out for nobody."
    • Casablanca Movie Review | Mr. Cranky 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.mrcranky.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Ilsa essentially got Victor Laszlos blessing to seduce Rick into giving up the transit papers.
    • Casablanca (Philosophical Films) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.philfilms.utm.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ Ingrid Bergman has commented that throughout the movie, she truly did not know who she would end up with, Laszlo or Rick.

    .Louis Renault
  • Conrad Veidt - Maj.^ Louis Renault Conrad Veidt ....
    • GoneMovie.com Review -> Casablanca starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains. Directed by Michael Curtiz 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.gonemovies.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Unfortunately, due to the orders of Major Strasser (Conrad Veidt), Renault will not tolerate this.
    • GoneMovie.com Review -> Casablanca starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains. Directed by Michael Curtiz 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.gonemovies.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Louis Renault Conrad Veidt - Maj.
    • Casablanca (film) - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    Heinrich Strasser
  • Sydney Greenstreet - Signor Ferrari
  • Peter Lorre - Guillermo Ugarte
  • S.K. Sakall - Carl
  • Madeleine LeBeau - Yvonne
  • Dooley Wilson - Sam

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