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.
Trivia: At no point in the film does anyone say "Play it again, Sam".
Trivia: Madeleine LeBeau, who played "Yvonne," and Marcel Dalio, who played the croupier "Emil," were married at the time of production.
Trivia: In the 1980s, this film's script was sent to readers at a number of major studios and production companies under its original title, "Everybody Comes To Rick's". Some readers recognized the script but most did not. Many complained that the script was "not good enough" to make a decent movie. Others gave such complaints as "too much dialog" and "not enough sex".
Trivia: The famous final scene on the airport tarmac was actually filmed on a soundstage. The airplane in the background is a cardboard scale model. If you look closely, you can notice the crew working on the plane are little people, used because they were more to the scale of the fake airplane.