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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BlogHub Articles:

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


Book Review--We'll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend and Afterlife of Hollywood's Most Beloved Movie

By KC on Dec 20, 2017 From Classic Movies

We’ll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie Noah Isenberg W. W. Norton & Company, 2017 Few films have won the unanimous acclaim of the classic to end all classics Casablanca (1942). While the World War II era romantic drama has had... Read full article


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Quotes from

[as he goes to hand Renault a bribe]
Jan Brandel: Captain Renault... may I?
Captain Renault: Oh no! Not here please! Come to my office tomorrow morning. We'll do everything businesslike.
Jan Brandel: We'll be there at six!
Captain Renault: I'll be there at ten.


Major Strasser: Are you one of those people who cannot imagine the Germans in their beloved Paris?
Rick: It's not particularly my beloved Paris.
Heinz: Can you imagine us in London?
Rick: When you get there, ask me!
Captain Renault: Hmmh! Diplomatist!
Major Strasser: How about New York?
Rick: Well there are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn't advise you to try to invade.


Rick: I don't like disturbances in my place.
[to the German officer]
Rick: Either lay off politics, or get out.


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Facts about

The movie's line "Round up the usual suspects." was voted as the #32 movie quote by the American Film Institute (out of 100).
Ingrid Bergman considered her left side as her better side, and to the extent possible that was the side photographed throughout the film, so she is almost always on the right side of the screen looking towards the left regardless of who is in the shot with her. However, there are several shots where she is to the left and Humphrey Bogart is on the right, including the flashbacks to the street scene in Paris (0:41:50) and the scene at the window (0:43:40). There are also several scenes where Bergman is centered between Paul Henreid and Bogart, suggesting the triangle nature of their relationship; in these shots Henreid is usually to the left and Bogart is usually on the right, including the scene where she and Henreid enter the café at just before the famous "Battle of the Anthems" (1:07:40); the scene where Captain Renault arrests Victor Laszlo (1:34:00); and at the end of the final airport scene (1:39:00).
The film's success led to plans for a sequel, which was to be called Brazzaville. Ingrid Bergman was not available, so Geraldine Fitzgerald was considered for Ilsa before the project was killed. It was not until the late 1990s and Michael Walsh's novel "As Time Goes By" that a true sequel ever came to pass.
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