Casablanca

Casablanca (1942)

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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."

Continuity mistake: When Rick goes to see Ferrari at the Blue Parrot the first time, there is a bottle on the table between them. Ferrari is shown taking the cap off the bottle, pouring a drink, and then returning the cap to the bottle. In the next cut, the bottle is gone, and in the cut after that the bottle is back, but without the cap, which should still be on it. (00:56:05)

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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: Most of the secondary cast and extras were people who actually fled Europe to America during Nazi rule. When Laszlo orders the band to play "La Marseillaise," it was very emotional for the cast who sang along and their reactions were very much their true feelings at the time.

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

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