Casablanca

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

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Trivia: The well-worn myth that Ronald Reagan was considered for the role of Rick originated when Warner's Brothers issued a bogus press release to generate publicity for the as-yet-unproduced film (a common studio practice at the time).

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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: 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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Trivia: Madeleine LeBeau, who played "Yvonne," and Marcel Dalio, who played the croupier "Emil," were married at the time of production.

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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.

Trivia: Rick Blaine's line "Here's looking at you, kid" was improvised by Humphrey Bogart.

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Trivia: Sam's piano sold for more than $600,000 at auction in December 2012.

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Trivia: Many of the actors who played the Nazis were in fact German Jews.

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Trivia: No one ever says "Play it again, Sam."

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Continuity mistake: In the final scenes at the airport, when Rick is talking to Major Strasser, the epaulettes on Strasser's shoulders alternately appear and disappear. (01:40:05)

More mistakes in Casablanca

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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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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