Casablanca Overview:

Casablanca (1942) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Jack L. Warner.

Casablanca was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1989.

Academy Awards 1943 --- Ceremony Number 16 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorHumphrey BogartNominated
Best Supporting ActorClaude RainsNominated
Best CinematographyArthur EdesonNominated
Best DirectorMichael CurtizWon
Best Film EditingOwen MarksNominated
Best Music - ScoringMax SteinerNominated
Best PictureWarner Bros.Won
Best WritingJulius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard KochWon
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Cinemallennials: Casablanca (1942)?

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Cinemallennials: Casablanca (1942)? For those of you who are unfamiliar with Cinemallennials, it is a bi-weekly podcast in which I, and another millennial, watch a classic film that we?ve never seen before, and discuss its significance and relevance in today?s world. In this episode, I tal... Read full article


Play It Again, Max: Casablanca and the Battle over ?As Time Goes By?(Exclusive by Author Steven C. Smith)

By Guest Post on Jan 28, 2021 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Casablanca and the Battle over ?As Time Goes By?(Exclusive by Author Steven C. Smith) By mid-1941, Max Steiner had already scored over thirty films at Warner Bros. since becoming that studio?s highest paid staff composer in 1937. Many of his projects had been prestigious and highly profitable.... Read full article


?La Marseillaise? Plays, as Rick, Ilsa and Refugees Find Their Footing in Casablanca (Guest Post)

By Guest Post on Nov 25, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

?La Marseillaise? Even more than the famous ?Here?s Looking at You? scene, the ?La Marseillaise? scene in Casablanca is the one scene in the film that evokes more emotion from audiences than any other, as it propels the narration in a new direction and reveals more about the characters than we pr... Read full article


Silver Screen Standards: Casablanca (1942)

By Jennifer Garlen on Apr 17, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Silver Screen Standards: Casablanca (1942) Claude Rains, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid gather at the airport for the emotional finale of Casablanca. Very few classic films enjoy the iconic status of Casablanca (1942), the wartime romance that helped humanize the crisis in E... Read full article


Transit (2018): Casablanca in The Modern Day

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 26, 2020 From 4 Star Films

Ever since the days of his James Cain-infused Jerichow, it’s been apparent German writer-director Christian Petzold is indebted to the written word when it comes to his brand of filmmaking. However, this time around he takes an oddly unnerving stroke of brilliance by setting his usual period p... Read full article


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Quotes from

[Of Victor Laszlo, who wants to escape from Casablanca]
Captain Renault: No matter how clever he is, he still needs an exit visa... or I should say two?
Rick: Why two?
Captain Renault: He is traveling with a lady.
Rick: He'll take one.
Captain Renault: I think not. I have seen the lady.


Ilsa: I wasn't sure you were the same. Let's see, the last time we met...
Rick: Was La Belle Aurore.
Ilsa: How nice, you remembered. But of course, that was the day the Germans marched into Paris.
Rick: Not an easy day to forget.
Ilsa: No.
Rick: I remember every detail. The Germans wore gray, you wore blue.


Rick: Alright, I'll make it easier for you: Go ahead and shoot. You'll be doing me a favor.


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Facts about

Howard Hawks had said in interviews that he was supposed to direct Casablanca and Michael Curtiz was supposed to direct Sergeant York. The directors had lunch together, where Hawks said he didn't know how to make this "musical comedy", while Curtiz didn't know anything about "those hill people." They switched projects. Hawks struggled on how to direct the scenes that involved singing, namely the "La Marseillaise" scene. It is ironic to note that most of his other films involved at least one singing scene.
It was reportedly Humphrey Bogart's idea to have Rick be a chess player (when we first see Rick he is playing chess against himself), though some say it was writer Howard Koch's idea.
Rick's Cafe was one of the few original sets built for the film, the rest were all recycled from other Warner Brothers productions due to wartime restrictions on building supplies.
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