Casablanca

Casablanca (1942)

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Continuity mistake: While waiting for Ilsa at the train station prior to leaving Paris he and Dooley are getting soaked by heavy rain. When they board the train a moment later they are both completely dry.

Revealing mistake: Claude Rains pretends to be smoking in quite a few scenes but it is obvious the character does not inhale. Rather, he barely puts the smoke in his mouth each time followed by blowing out large puffs of smoke.

Other mistake: When the young Bulgarian man is winning at roulette, thanks to Rick, the croupier spins the wheel and releases the ball. When the ball lands on 22, he shouts, "Vingt et deux, noir farez pas." This means, "Twenty-two. The black didn't make it." The problem is, 22 is a black number. The black did indeed make it.

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Suggested correction: The croupier is saying "Noir pair et passe" - 22 being black (noir), even (pair) and high (passe).

This same croupier also mispronounces the French expression "les jeux sont fait", meaning that all "all bets are in "the last word, "fait" modifies the noun "jeux", which means "games." In French, the word "jeux" is plural, but its gender is MASCULINE, so it should be pronounce "fay "the croupier pronounces it as if it were plural, FEMININE, by saying "faites "pronounced "fete." Have watched this movie a thousand times, and just realised the mistake tonight. Have been to Casablanca, and to Ricks...have also taught French for many years...I should have caught this earlier...rookie mistake.

Les jeux sont faits, surely?

Nope...he" is NOT saying "vingt ET deux", even though it sounds like that. He is NOT saying the word "et", he is simply extending the pronunciation of "vingt "in effect saying "vingt-uh "very common in colloquial French...However, see my remark below about how he pronounces " les jeux sont fait", finally, the correct way to say 22 is "vingt deux" no "ET" is ever needed. Will listen more closely to see how the pronounces the result of the wheel's spin relative to "passe."

Rick: How can you close me up? On what grounds?
Captain Renault: I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here.
[A casino worker gives Renault a wad of money.]
Casino Worker: Your winnings, sir.
Captain Renault: [Quietly.] Oh, thank you very much. [Loudly.] Everybody out at once.

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Trivia: At no point in the film does anyone say "Play it again, Sam".

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Question: Why did Ilsa jilt Rick in Paris when she was in love with him?

Answer: She was married then, and discovered that Lazlo was still alive.

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