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)
|Best Actor||Humphrey Bogart||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Claude Rains||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Arthur Edeson||Nominated|
|Best Director||Michael Curtiz||Won|
|Best Film Editing||Owen Marks||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Max Steiner||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Warner Bros.||Won|
|Best Writing||Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard Koch||Won|
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Ugarte: Well, Rick, after tonight, I'll be through with the whole business and I am leaving finally this Casablanca.
Rick: Who did you bribe for your visa? Renault or yourself?
Ugarte: Myself. I found myself much more reasonable.
Rick: I congratulate you.
Victor Laszlo: What for?
Rick: Your work.
Victor Laszlo: I try.
Rick: We all "try"; You succeed!
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Because the film was made during WWII they were not allowed to film at an airport after dark for security reasons. Instead they used a sound stage with a small cardboard cutout airplane and forced perspective. To give the illusion that the plane was full-sized, they used little people to portray the crew preparing the plane for take-off. Years later the same technique was used in the film Alien, with director Ridley Scott's son and some of his friends in scaled down spacesuits.
The Paris train station set was recycled from Now, Voyager.
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