|Producer(s)||Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner (executive)|
|Top Genres||Drama, Romance|
|Top Topics||Based on Play, Exotic Lands, Integrity, Paris, Romance (Drama), World War II|
Casablanca (1942) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Jack L. Warner.
Perennially at the top of every all-time-greats list, and indisputably one of the landmarks of the American cinema. Bogart is an American expatriate and war profiteer in WWII Morocco, content to merely run the Cafe Americain until love (in the form of a luminous Bergman) returns to his life and inspires him to stand up for the French Resistance. An accidental Hollywood masterpiece, it just gets better as time goes by.
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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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Rick: They got a lucky break. Yesterday they were just two German clerks. Today they're the "Honored Dead".
Ugarte: You are a very cynical person, Rick, if you'll forgive me for saying so.
Rick: [shortly] I forgive you.
Captain Renault: Carl, see that Major Strasser gets a good table, one close to the ladies.
Carl: I have already given him the best, knowing he is German and would take it anyway.
Rick: Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
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Producer Hal B. Wallis nearly made the character Sam a female. Hazel Scott, Lena Horne, and Ella Fitzgerald were considered for the role.
It is never revealed why Rick cannot return to America. Julius J. Epstein later said that "My brother and I tried very hard to come up with a reason why Rick couldn't return to America. But nothing seemed right. We finally decided not to give a reason at all."
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