Casablanca script
Casablanca (1942)
Synopsis: Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country.

We see the the facade, French in architecture, then the high-

vaulted entrance which is inscribed "Palais de Justice".

At the entrance the arrested suspects are led in by the

police .

CUT TO:

EXT. SIDEWALK CAFE - DAY

A middle-aged ENGLISH COUPLE sit at a table just off the

square, and observe the commotion across the way in front of

the Palais de Justice.

The police van pulls up. The rear doors are opened and

people stream out.

A EUROPEAN man, sitting at a table nearby, watches the

English couple more closely than the scene on the street.

ENGLISHWOMAN:

What on earth's going on there?

ENGLISHMAN:

I don't know, my dear.

The European walks over to the couple.

EUROPEAN:

Pardon, pardon, Monsieur, pardon

Madame, have you not heard?

ENGLISHMAN:

We hear very little, and we understand

even less.

EUROPEAN:

Two German couriers were found

murdered in the desert... the

unoccupied desert. This is the

customary roundup of refugees,

liberals, and uh, of course, a

beautiful young girl for Monsieur

Renault, the Prefect of Police.

EXT. PALAIS DE JUSTICE - DAY

CUT TO:

Suspects are herded out of the van, and into the Palais

de Justice.

CUT TO:

EXT. SIDEWALK CAFE - DAY

EUROPEAN:

Unfortunately, along with these

unhappy refugees the scum of Europe

has gravitated to Casablanca. Some

of them have been waiting years for

a visa.

He puts his left arm compassionately around the Englishman,

and reaches behind the man with his right hand.

EUROPEAN:

I beg of you, Monsieur, watch yourself.

Be on guard. This place is full of

vultures, vultures everywhere,

everywhere .

The Englishman seems to be taken aback by this sudden display

of concern.

ENGLISHMAN:

Ha, ha, thank you, thank you very

much .

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Julius J. Epstein

Julius J. Epstein (August 22, 1909 – December 30, 2000) was an American screenwriter, who had a long career, best remembered for his screenplay – written with his twin brother, Philip, and Howard E. Koch – of the film Casablanca (1942), for which the writers won an Academy Award. It was adapted from an unpublished play, Everybody Comes to Rick's, written by Murray Bennett and Joan Alison. more…

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