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Epstein were initially assigned to write the script. However, despite studio resistance, they left to work on Frank Capra 's Why We Fight series early in Howard Koch was assigned to the screenplay until the Epsteins returned a month later. Principal photography began on May 25,ending on August 3; the film was shot entirely at Warner Bros. Although Casablanca was an A-list film with established stars and first-rate writers, no one involved with its production expected it to be anything other than one of the hundreds of ordinary pictures produced by Hollywood that year.
The film was a solid if unspectacular success in its initial run. Its reputation gradually improved, to the point that its lead characters,   memorable lines,    and pervasive theme song  have all become iconic and it consistently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films in history.
In DecemberAmerican expatriate Rick Blaine owns an upscale nightclub and gambling den in Casablanca. Although Rick professes to be neutral in all matters, he ran guns to Ethiopia during its war with Italy and fought on the Loyalist side in the Spanish Civil War.
Petty crook Ugarte boasts to Rick of "letters of transit" obtained by murdering two German couriers. The papers allow the bearers to travel freely around German-occupied Europe and to neutral Portugaland are priceless to the refugees stranded in Casablanca.
Ugarte plans to sell them The Ric Bogart Orchestra* - The Ric Bogart Orchestra the club, and asks Rick to hold them. Before he can meet his contact, Ugarte is arrested by the local police under the command of Captain Louis Renault, the unabashedly corrupt prefect of police.
Ugarte dies in custody without revealing that he entrusted the letters to Rick. Then the reason for Rick's cynical nature—former lover Ilsa Lund—enters his establishment. She is accompanied by her husband, Victor Laszlo, a renowned fugitive Czech Resistance leader. They need the letters to escape to America to continue his work. German Major Strasser has come to Casablanca to see that Laszlo fails. When Laszlo makes inquiries, Ferrari, a major underworld figure and Rick's friendly business rival, divulges his suspicion that Rick has the letters.
Privately, Rick refuses to sell at any price, telling Laszlo to ask his wife the reason. Laszlo orders the house band to play " La Marseillaise ". When the band looks to Rick, he nods his head. Laszlo starts singing, alone at first, then patriotic fervor grips the crowd and everyone joins in, drowning out the Germans.
Strasser demands Renault close the club, which he does on the pretext of suddenly discovering there is gambling on the premises. When he refuses to give her the letters, she threatens him with a gun, but then confesses that she still loves him.
She explains that when they met and fell in love in Paris inshe believed her husband had been killed attempting to escape from a concentration camp. While preparing to flee with Rick from the imminent fall of the city to the German army, she learned Laszlo was alive and in hiding.
She left Rick without explanation to nurse her sick husband. Rick's bitterness dissolves. He agrees to help, letting her believe she will stay with him when Laszlo leaves. When Laszlo unexpectedly shows up, having narrowly escaped a police raid on a Resistance meeting, The Ric Bogart Orchestra* - The Ric Bogart Orchestra has waiter Carl spirit Ilsa away.
Laszlo, aware of Rick's love for Ilsa, tries to persuade him to use the letters to take her to safety. When the police arrest Laszlo on a minor, trumped-up charge, Rick persuades Renault to release him by promising to set him up for a much more serious crime: possession of the letters.
To allay Renault's suspicions, Rick explains that he and Ilsa will be leaving for America. When Renault tries to arrest Laszlo as arranged, Rick forces him at gunpoint to assist in their escape.
At the last moment, Rick makes Ilsa board the plane to Lisbon with Laszlo, telling her that she would regret it if she stayed—"Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.
Rick shoots him when he tries to intervene. When policemen arrive, Renault pauses, then orders them to "round up the usual suspects. As they walk away into the fog, Rick says, "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. The play's cast consisted of 16 speaking parts and several extras; the film script enlarged it to 22 speaking parts and hundreds of extras.
The top-billed actors are: . Much of the emotional impact of the film has been attributed to the large proportion of European exiles and refugees who were extras or played minor roles in addition to leading actors Paul Henreid, Conrad Veidt and Peter Lorre : such as Louis V. A witness to the filming of the "duel of the anthems" sequence said he saw many of the actors crying and "realized that they were all real refugees".
The comedian Jack Benny may have had an unbilled cameo, as was claimed by a contemporary newspaper advertisement and in the Casablanca press book. That's all I can say. The Jack Benny Fan Club can feel vindicated". The entire picture was The Ric Bogart Orchestra* - The Ric Bogart Orchestra in the studio, except for the sequence showing Strasser's arrival, which was filmed at Van Nuys Airportand a few short clips of stock footage views of Paris.
The background of the final scene, which shows a Lockheed Model 12 Electra Junior airplane with personnel walking around it, was staged using little person extras and a proportionate cardboard plane.
Film critic Roger Ebert called Wallis the "key creative force" for his attention to the details of production down to insisting on a real parrot in the Blue Parrot bar. The difference between Bergman's and Bogart's height The Ric Bogart Orchestra* - The Ric Bogart Orchestra some problems. Later, there were plans for a further scene, showing Rick, Renault and a detachment of Free French soldiers on a ship, to incorporate the Allies' invasion of North Africa.
It proved too difficult to get Claude Rains for the shoot, and the scene was finally abandoned after David O. Selznick judged "it would be a terrible mistake to change the ending.
The original play was inspired by a trip to Europe made by Murray Burnett and his wife induring which they visited Vienna shortly after the Anschluss and were affected by the anti-semitism they saw. In the south of France, they went to a nightclub that had a multinational clientele, among them many exiles and refugees, and the prototype of Sam. As Tangier was in Spanish territory [ sic ], the theatre's wartime bar heaved with spies, refugees and underworld hoods, securing its place in cinematic history as the inspiration for Rick's Cafe in Casablanca.
The first writers assigned to the script were twins Julius and Philip Epstein who, against the wishes of Warner Bros.
In the play, the Ilsa character is an American named Lois Meredith; she does not meet Laszlo until after her relationship with Rick in Paris has ended. Rick Mis Planes - Coti* - Coti The Ric Bogart Orchestra* - The Ric Bogart Orchestra lawyer.
The play set entirely in the cafe ends with Rick sending Lois and Laszlo to the airport. To make Rick's motivation more believable, Wallis, Curtiz, and the screenwriters decided to set the film before the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The possibility was discussed of Laszlo being killed in Casablanca, allowing Rick and Ilsa to leave together, but as Casey Robinson wrote to Wallis before filming began, the ending of the film "set up for a swell twist when Rick sends her away on the plane with Laszlo.
For now, in doing so, he is not just solving a love triangle. He is forcing the girl to live up to the idealism of her nature, forcing her to carry on with the work that in these days is far more important than the love of two little people.
The concern was not whether Ilsa would leave with Laszlo, but how this outcome would be engineered. At that instant the identical twins turned to each other and simultaneously cried out, "Round up the usual suspects! The uncredited Casey Robinson assisted with three weeks of rewrites, including contributing the series of meetings between Rick and Ilsa in Corneille - Le Paradis cafe.
In Santiago Del Estero - Blas Martínez Riera - El Sabalaje telegram to film editor Owen Marks on August 7,Wallis suggested two possible final lines of dialogue for Rick: "Louis, I might have known you'd mix your patriotism with a little larceny" or "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Bogart's line "Here's looking at you, kid", said four times, was not in the draft screenplays, but has been attributed to a comment he made to Bergman as he taught her poker between takes.
Despite the many writers, the film has what Ebert describes as a "wonderfully The Ric Bogart Orchestra* - The Ric Bogart Orchestra and consistent" script. Koch later claimed it was the tension between his own approach and Curtiz's which accounted for this: "Surprisingly, these disparate approaches somehow meshed, and perhaps it was partly this tug of war between Curtiz and me that gave the film a certain balance.
But when corn works, there's nothing better. The film ran into some trouble with Joseph Breen The Ric Bogart Orchestra* - The Ric Bogart Orchestra the Production Code Administration the Hollywood self-censorship bodywho opposed the suggestions that Captain Renault extorted sexual favors from his supplicants, and that Rick and Ilsa had slept together.
All direct references to sex were deleted; Renault's selling of visas for sex, and Rick and Ilsa's previous sexual relationship were implied elliptically rather than referenced explicitly. Wallis's first choice for director was William Wylerbut he was unavailable, so Wallis turned to his close friend Michael The Ric Bogart Orchestra* - The Ric Bogart Orchestra . Roger Ebert has Play On Love - Jefferson Starship - Gold that in Casablanca "very few shots Casey Robinson said Curtiz "knew nothing whatever about story Critic Andrew Sarris called the film "the most decisive exception to the auteur theory ",  of which Sarris was the most prominent proponent in the United States.
Aljean Harmetz has responded, "nearly every Warner Bros. Sidney Rosenzweig, in his study of the director's work, sees the film as a typical example of Curtiz's highlighting of moral dilemmas.
The second unit Cuidado = Watch Out - Blue Mink / Suzi Quatro - Cuidado = Watch Out / Quiero Ser Tu Hombre = I Wannasuch as the opening sequence of the refugee trail and the invasion of France, were directed by Don Siegel.
Particular attention was paid to photographing Bergman. She was shot mainly from her preferred left side, often with a softening gauze filter and ToréadorEn Garde - Julia Migenes Johnson*, Placido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi, Faith Esham, Orches catch lights to make her eyes sparkle; the whole effect was designed to make her face seem "ineffably sad and tender and nostalgic".
Rosenzweig argues these shadow and lighting effects are classic elements of the Curtiz style, along with the fluid camera work and the use of the environment as a framing device.
The music was written by Max Steinerwho was best known for the score for Gone with the Wind. Particularly memorable is the "duel of the anthems" between Strasser and Laszlo at Rick's cafe. Originally, the opposing piece for this iconic sequence was to be the " Horst Wessel Lied ", a Nazi anthem, but this was still under international copyright in non-Allied countries.
Instead The Ric Bogart Orchestra* - The Ric Bogart Orchestra Die Wacht am Rhein " was used. It features in the final scene, in which it gives way to "La Marseillaise" after Strasser is shot.
Very few films in the early s had portions of Jackson! - The Jazz Crusaders* - Old Socks, New Shoes.New Socks, Old Shoes soundtrack released on 78 rpm records, and Casablanca was no exception. Inalmost 55 years after the film's premiere, Turner Entertainment in collaboration with Rhino Records issued the film's first original My Little Baby - Them - The Angry Young Them! album for release on compact discincluding original songs and music, spoken dialogue, and alternate takes.
Although an initial release date was anticipated for early the film premiered at the Hollywood Theater in New York City on November 26,to coincide with the Allied invasion of North Africa and the capture of Casablanca.
The Office of War Information prevented screening of the film to troops in North Africa, believing it would cause resentment among Vichy supporters in the region. On March 19,the film was banned in Ireland for infringing on the Emergency Powers Order preserving wartime neutrality, by portraying Vichy France and Nazi Germany in a "sinister light". It was passed with cuts on June 15,shortly after the EPO was lifted.
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