Casablanca

Casablanca (1942)

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Other mistake: In the flashback to Rick and Ilse's time in Paris, they are shown riding in a car, but it is a right-hand drive, not what you would expect in France.

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Suggested correction: Maybe not expected but certainly not impossible. Most likely the car was imported from England. The fact that an American production is using a right-hand drive car prop (which would be harder to acquire) indicates that it was deliberate, even if it is unexplained.

Continuity mistake: When Major Strasser's plane is about to land the people stare at it, their heads are not moving. In the angle shot from behind they're moving from left to right following the plane's movement. Shot cuts back to the previous angle and their heads are motionless again.

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Continuity mistake: When the movie starts a man is shot next to a poster. A girl next to an archway appears/ disappears randomly between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Ugarte says to Rick "You despise me", his cigarette swaps from long to short and from pointing upwards to down.

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Continuity mistake: Strassers' hands and arms constantly change positions when he talks to Rick: crossed, bent, hiding a notebook. (00:30:45)

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Continuity mistake: When the roulette scene starts there is a man wearing a fez hat next to a guy, both giving their backs to the croupier. A shot later they've suddenly turned 180° around.

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Continuity mistake: When the German officer slaps a French guy who insulted a woman, the French guy's head swaps between tilted or straight depending on the angle. (01:10:44)

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Audio problem: Strasser arrives at Rick's and a woman is playing a guitar while the band behind plays all kinds of instruments, but just the piano is heard. It looks quite ridiculous. (01:09:29)

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Continuity mistake: When Rick goes to see Ferrari at the Blue Parrot they shake hands and the people behind drastically change between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Ugarte escapes he turns around and shoots man by the door who falls backwards. From the immediate shot from behind the door the man is gone, and he's been replaced by a guard trying to exit through the door.

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Continuity mistake: Rick and Renault walk inside the cafe to grab the 20,000 francs while the Italian and French officers discuss. A woman turns around and stares at them. A shot later she is facing forward.

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Continuity mistake: Renault and Rick are watching the Lisbon airplane. Rick puts a cigarette in his mouth, unlit. From the angle shot from behind, the cigarette is gone, and smoke is coming from his hand below.

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Continuity mistake: When Rick signs the check, note the word OK. The handwriting is completely different between the first and second shot (a ribbon-like streak appears next to the K in the second shot).

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Continuity mistake: When Rick is about to sign the check, his left hand appears in the close-up shot, but disappears on the rest of the shots.

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Rick: I'm saying it because it's true. Inside of us, we both know you belong with Victor. You're part of his work, the thing that keeps him going. If that plane leaves the ground and you're not with him, you'll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.
Ilsa: But what about us?
Rick: We'll always have Paris. We didn't have, we, we lost it until you came to Casablanca. We got it back last night.
Ilsa: When I said I would never leave you.
Rick: And you never will. But I've got a job to do, too. Where I'm going, you can't follow. What I've got to do, you can't be any part of. Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you'll understand that. Now, now... Here's looking at you kid.

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

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

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