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ranked no.1 by American Film Institute's 100 Passions of all time, directed by Michael Curtiz, screenplay by Epstein twins brothers (Julius and Philip) and Howard Koch (named the best screenplay of all time by the Writers Guild of America in 2006), with Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine and Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa Lund, the only film starring the two legend stars together.
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Movie intro lines

(Lou Marcelle as Narrator) "With the coming of the Second World War many eyes in imprisoned Europe turned hopefully or desperately toward the freedom of the Americas. Lisbon became the great embarkation point. But not everybody could get to Lisbon directly. And so a torturous, roundabout refugee trail sprang up. Paris to Marseilles across the Mediterranean to Oran. Then, by train or auto or foot, across the rim of Africa to Casablanca in French Morocco. Here, the fortunate ones, through money or influence or luck might obtain exit visas and scurry to Lisbon. And from Lisbon to the New World. But the others wait in Casablanca. And wait and wait and wait..."

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Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) picture

Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) picture

Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid) picture

Cast and crew

The movie script consisted of 22 (the "lucky" number at roulette for the young Bulgarian refugees) speaking parts and hundreds of extras. The universal cast of Casablanca includes Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine (with his first truly romantic role Bogart became a star), Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa Lund (major successes of Swedish actress who "paints his face with her eyes"), Paul Henreid as Victor Laszlo (Austrian actor who emigrated in 1935, called a "prima donna" by Bergman), Claude Rains as Captain Renault (English actor born in London previously worked with Michael Curtiz), Conrad Veidt as Major Heinrich Strasser (German actor best-known for playing Nazis in U.S. movies), Sydney Greenstreet as Signor Ferrari (English actor who starred with Lorre and Bogart in The Maltese Falcon), Peter Lorre as Ugarte (Austrian actor who left Germany in 1933), Dooley Wilson as Sam (a few American members of the cast), Joy Page as Annina Brandel (American actress, the Jack Warner's stepdaughter); directed by Michael Curtiz, screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard Koch; produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner; original music by Max Steiner; cinematography by Arthur Edeson; film editing by Owen Marks. more


Bergman about Bogart "I kissed him but I never knew him"; despite the undeniable on-screen chemistry between Bogart and Bergman, they hardly spoke, and the only time they bonded was when the two had lunch with Geraldine Fitzgerald; according to Fitzgerald, "the whole subject at lunch was how they could get out of that movie. Robert Buckner about Rick's character as being "two parts Ernest Hemingway, one-part Scott Fitzgerald, and a dash of cafe Christ." more

About the colorized version of Casablanca film, made in 1984 by American Film Technologies in two months at a cost of $450,000, Bogart's son Stephen said, "if you're going to colorize Casablanca, why not put arms on the Venus de Milo?" Casablanca colorized version picture Casablanca colorized version picture; you'll find the original black and white in movie part 4 (1:51)


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CAPTAIN RENAULT: And what in heaven's name brought you to Casablanca? RICK BLAINE: My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters. CAPTAIN RENAULT: The waters? What waters? We're in the desert. RICK BLAINE: I was misinformed. more quotes
Watch Casablanca | pictures | movie | 1 - I found myself much more reasonable I have many a friend in Casablanca UGARTE: Through ways of my own, I provide them with exit visas. RICK BLAINE: For a price, Ugarte. For a price. 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.
Watch Casablanca | cast | crew | movie | 2 - I came to Casablanca for the waters
That's Casablanca's leading commodity
SIGNOR FERRARI: What do you want for Sam? RICK BLAINE: I don't buy or sell human beings. SIGNOR FERRARI: Too bad. That's Casablanca's leading commodity.
Watch Casablanca | plot | story | movie | 3 - welcome you to Casablanca
Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
ILSA LUND: Play it once, Sam. For old times' sake. SAM: I don't know what you mean, Miss Ilsa. ILSA LUND: Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By. SAM: I can't remember it, Miss Ilsa. I'm a little rusty on it.
Watch Casablanca | posters | movie | 4 - Here's looking at you kid
she walks into mine
RICK BLAINE: If it's December 1941 in Casablanca, what time is it in New York? SAM: What? My watch stopped. RICK BLAINE: I bet they're asleep in New York. I bet they're asleep all over America. Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Watch Casablanca | review | movie | 5 - Even when I knew you in Paris
You have reached Casablanca
MAJOR HEINRICH STRASSER: You have reached Casablanca. It is my duty to see that you stay in Casablanca. VICTOR LASZLO: Whether or not you will succeed is problematic. MAJOR HEINRICH STRASSER: Not at all. Renault's signature is necessary on every visa.
Watch Casablanca | trivia | movie | 6 - I never was much of a businessman
I never was much of a businessman
VICTOR LASZLO: Isn't it strange you're always fighting on the side of the underdog? RICK BLAINE: Yes, I found that a very expensive hobby. But then I never was much of a businessman.
Watch Casablanca | songs | lyrics | movie | 7 - Each of us has a destiny
Here's looking at you, kid.
ILSA LUND: You have to think for both of us. For all of us. RICK BLAINE: All right. I will. Here's looking at you, kid. ILSA LUND: I wish I didn't love you so much.
Watch Casablanca | quotes | movie | 8 - The beginning of a beautiful friendship
the beginning of a beautiful friendship
Captain Renault: That 10,000 francs should pay our expenses. RICK BLAINE: Our expenses? Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.


The film starts with the narrator presentation of the route used by refugees to escape from Europe, inflamed by the Second World War, to the New World. Casablanca, in French Morocco, becomes a roulette wheel to reach the United States. And in Casablanca, almost everything revolved around Rick's Cafe Americain. At that time, two "letters of transit" had become the big prize "Two German couriers carrying official documents murdered on train from Oran. Murderer and possible accomplices headed for Casablanca". The letters are almost priceless to any of the continual stream of refugees who end up stranded in Casablanca. Ugarte plans to make his fortune by selling them to the highest bidder "Tonight I'll be selling those for more money than I ever dreamed of. And then, addio, Casablanca", who is due to arrive at the Rick's Cafe "There is a man arrived in Casablanca on his way to America. He will offer a fortune to anyone who'll furnish an exit visa. What's his name? Victor Laszlo." But Ugarte is arrested by the local police. Rick's Paris ex-lover, Ilsa Lund commes to Rick with Victor Laszlo, her husband. The couple needs the letters to leave for America. German Major Strasser arrives in Casablanca to see to it that Laszlo does not succeed "The point is an enemy of the Reich has come to Casablanca and we are checking up on anybody who can be of any help to us". Ferrari divulges his suspicion that Rick has the letters. Laszlo meets with Rick privately, but Rick refuses to part with the documents, telling Laszlo to ask his wife for the reason. They are interrupted when Strasser leads a group of officers in singing a patriotic German song. In response, Laszlo orders the house band to play "La Marseillaise". 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. In retaliation, Strasser "If Laszlo's presence in a cafe can inspire this demonstration what more will his presence in Casablanca bring on?" has Renault shut down the club "This cafe is closed until further notice". That night, Ilsa confronts Rick in his cafe. When he refuses to give her the letters... more

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Songs lyrics

Duel of the Casablanca songs
The iconic sequence from Casablanca is the "duel of the songs"
at Rick's Cafe Americain between "La Marseillaise" (written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, arranged by Max Steiner, sung by Madeleine Lebeau as Yvonne and other Frenchmen at Rick's - used to represent the Allies) and "German National Anthem (Das Lied der Deutschen)" (music by Joseph Haydn, lyrics by August Heinrich Hoffman von Fallersleben, arranged by Max Steiner, sung a cappella by Germans at Rick's). more


Why Casablanca is so great? I'll bet on a short answer paraphrasing a Rick Blaine's quote: The Casablanca's team (the full cast and crew) not only tried to send us their passion and their love. They have succeeded this without exhausting in a way that we can watch it again and again with the same pleasure and delight. When I say Casablanca, two things come to mind: the largest city of Morocco and the movie. It is a happy event, in which the movie fame is almost as high as the city fame. And Casablanca is a great city: founded by the Romans, the economic and business center of Morocco with a population of over 5,500,000 is the 8th largest city in Africa and the most prosperous city on the African Atlantic coast. (Review by Cornel A. Oprisan) more


The film was based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's then-unproduced play Everybody Comes to Rick's. The Warner Bros. story analyst who read the play, Stephen Karnot, called it "sophisticated hokum", and story editor Irene Diamond convinced producer Hal Wallis to buy the rights in January 1942 for $20,000, the most anyone in Hollywood had ever paid for an unproduced play. The project was renamed Casablanca. Although an initial filming date was selected for April 10, 1942, delays led to a start of production on May 25. Filming was completed on August 3, and the production cost $1,039,000 ($75,000 over budget), above average for the time.


Casablanca is present in many American Film Institute's lists:
1st - 100 Passions (2002)
2nd - 100 Movies (1998)
2nd - 100 Songs "As Time Goes By" (2004)
3rd - 100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) (2007)
4th - 100 Heroes Rick Blaine (2003)
5th, 20th, 28th, 32th, 43th, 67th - 100 Movie Quotes (2005)
32th - 100 Cheers (2006)
37th - 100 Thrills (2001)
Casablanca has 3 Oscars (American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) - 16th Academy Awards Outstanding Motion Picture Warner Bros. (Hal B. Wallis, producer); Best Director (Michael Curtiz); Best Writing, Screenplay (Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard Koch) - and others 5 nominations - Best Actor (Humphrey Bogart); Best Supporting Actor (Claude Rains); Best Cinematography (Arthur Edeson); Best Film Editing (Owen Marks); Best Music (Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) (Max Steiner).


A fullcolor poster with the two legend stars (Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman) surrounded by other key actors of Casablanca film (from top to bottom: Paul Henreid, Conrad Veidt, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Claude Rains) (click to enlarge in HQ 1200x1274).

poster with the two legend stars - Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca
Fullcolor poster with film main cast