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.
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Director(s): Michael Curtiz
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  Won 3 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

When the plane door opens, the first passenger to step out

is a tall, middle-aged, pale German with a smile that seems

more the result of a frozen face muscle than a cheerful

disposition. On any occasion when MAJOR STRASSER is crossed,

his expression hardens into iron.

Herr Heinze steps up to him with upraised arm.


Heil Hitler.


Heil Hitler.

They shake hands .


It is very good to see you again,

Major Strasser.


Thank you. Thank you.

Heinze introduces Strasser to Renault.


May I present Captain Renault,

Police Prefect of Casablanca.

Major Strasser.

Renault salutes.


Unoccupied France welcomes you to

Casablanca .


(in perfect English, smiling)

Thank you, Captain. It's very good

to be here.


Major Strasser, my aide, Lieutenant

Casselle .

As they acknowledge each other, Captain Tonelli barges in

front of Casselle and salutes Strasser.


Captain Tonelli, the Italian

service, at your command, Major.


That is kind of you.

But Tonelli gets no further than that as Strasser turns

again to Renault. They walk away from the plane, Heinze

following, with Casselle and Tonelli bringing up the rear,

engaged in a heated exchange of words.


You may find the climate of

Casablanca a trifle warm, Major.


Oh, we Germans must get used to all

climates, from Russia to the Sahara.

But perhaps you were not referring

to the weather.


(sidesteps the implication

with a smile)

What else, my dear Major?



By the way, the murder of the

couriers, what has been done?


Realizing the importance of the

case, my men are rounding up twice

the usual number of suspects.

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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 It was adapted from an unpublished play, Everybody Comes to Rick's, written by Murray Bennett and Joan Alison.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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