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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:

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


o/t: The Beautiful Refugees of Casablanca

By John Grant on Dec 16, 2017 From Noirish

***Over at Silver Screenings, Ruth recently posted a splendid piece about an aspect of Casablanca that I’d never really thought about. She has kindly permitted me to reblog it here. Silver Screenings The beautiful people of Rick?s Cafe. Image: The Source Look at the people in the above photo. ... Read full article


Casablanca (1942): 75th Anniversary Review

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 27, 2017 From 4 Star Films

When someone inquired if I considered Casablanca one of my favorite movies, I didn’t quite know how to respond. Yes, I do love this film passionately but I feel as if Casablanca is more?deeply America’s favorite classic movie. It is not for me to call my own and I will gladly share a joi... Read full article


Casablanca (1942): 75th Anniversary Review

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 27, 2017 From 4 Star Films

When someone inquires if I consider Casablanca one of my favorite movies, I don’t quite know how to respond. Yes, I do love this film passionately but I feel as if Casablanca is more?deeply America’s favorite classic movie. It is not for me to call my own and I will gladly share a joint ... Read full article


Reblog: Casablanca: 75 Years Old And Still Going Strong – Flaws And All

By John Grant on Nov 24, 2017 From Noirish

***A splendid piece by Paul Batters of Silver Screen Classics — essential reading! Silver Screen Classics by Paul Batters Annina: Oh, monsieur, you are a man. If someone loved you very much, so that your happiness was the only thing that she wanted in the world, but she did a bad thing to mak... Read full article


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Quotes from

Captain Renault: My dear Ricky, you overestimate the influence of the Gestapo. I don't interfere with them and they don't interfere with me. In Casablanca I am master of my fate! I am...
Police Officer: Major Strasser is here, sir!
Rick: You were saying?
Captain Renault: Excuse me.


Ilsa: Play it once, Sam. For old times' sake.
Sam: [lying] I don't know what you mean, Miss Ilsa.
Ilsa: Play it, Sam. Play "As Time Goes By."
Sam: [lying] Oh, I can't remember it, Miss Ilsa. I'm a little rusty on it.
Ilsa: I'll hum it for you. Da-dy-da-dy-da-dum, da-dy-da-dee-da-dum...
[Sam begins playing]


Victor Laszlo: Play the "Marseillaise."... Play it!


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Facts about

Conrad Veidt, who played Maj. Strasser, was well known in the theatrical community in Germany for his hatred of the Nazis, and in fact was forced to hurriedly escape the country when he found out that the SS had sent a death squad after him because of his anti-Nazi activities.
The letters of transit that motivate so many characters in the film did not exist in Vichy-controlled France - they are purely a plot device invented by the screenwriters. Playwright Joan Alison always expected somebody to challenge her about the letters, but nobody ever did.
The title was changed from "Everybody Comes to Rick's" to Casablanca partly due to the success of the similarly titled Algiers.
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