Casablanca

Casablanca (1942)

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Casablanca—easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if your name is on the Nazi's most-wanted list. Atop that list is Czech resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), whose only hope for escape is Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a cynical American who risks his neck for no one—especially Laszlo and his wife, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), Rick’s ex-lover who broke his heart. Rick has sought refuge from his misery in French-held Morocco, seemingly content to ignore the war raging in Europe and quietly tend his business. That business is a seedy nightclub that caters to an even seedier clientele. Ilsa begs Rick for help—he has come into possession of the letters of transport Laszlo needs to get out of the country. She offers herself in exchange for Laszlo's safe transport. Bitter Rick must decide what is more important—his own happiness or the lives that hang in the balance.

Continuity mistake: When Bogie is reading the note from Bergman, it is dissolved by the heavy rain and he is dripping wet, so is Sam, who delivered the note. But then he is standing on the step of the train totally dry. (00:47:00)

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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.

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Trivia: 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.

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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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