A Night in Casablanca

Synopsis: In post-war Casablanca, Ronald Kornblow is hired to run a hotel whose previous managers have all wound up being murdered. French soldier Pierre suspects the involvement of ex-Nazis, specifically Count Pfefferman, in reality the notorious Heinrich Stubel. But Pierre himself is accused of collaborating with the enemy, and attempts to clear his name with the help of his girlfriend Annette and cagey buddy Corbaccio. They enlist the aid of Pfefferman's beleaguered mute valet, Rusty, and discover a hoard of war booty the Nazis have cached in the hotel.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Archie Mayo
Production: Westchester Films
 
IMDB:
7.1
Rotten Tomatoes:
57%
PASSED
Year:
1946
85 min
58 Views

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He's dead.

Capitaine Bruzard,

Prefect of Police speaking.

What? Rolazoides?

- What is it, Capitaine?

- What was it, Doctor?

I see. Thank you, Doctor.

The manager fell dead at the hotel.

Dr. Fouchet thinks he was poisoned.

Poisoned? He was murdered.

This situation is becoming intolerable.

Three managers of the Hotel Casablanca

in the last six months dead. Murdered.

Attention. Murder at the Hotel Casablanca.

The Manager, Rolazoides, found dead.

Round up all likely suspects.

What do you think you're doing?

Holding up the building?

Come on.

No further questions. You may go now.

In my experience, I've never come against

a series of murders with so few clues.

- Wort you please listen to Lt. Delbar?

- Delbar? Who is he?

I'm sure you'll be interested.

Lt. Delbar,

the Governor General, Monsieur Gandalou.

I'm honored, sir.

A pleasure to see you again.

- You're on active duty, Lieutenant?

- I'm on reserve, sir.

I wear the uniform.

I have no other clothes.

You have something to tell us

about the Rolazoides affair?

Yes. Doesrt this confirm the theory

I spoke to you about last time?

- What theory?

- Not a theory, an Arabian Nights fable.

- But it's true. I'm the only one who knows.

- And nobody listened.

I am listening. What is it?

Sir, it was in Paris, during the Occupation.

The Nazis ordered me

to fly a plane to South America.

They forced me at the point of a gun.

The cargo was won'th millions.

It was Nazi loot:

Jewels, gold, and priceless paintings.

I couldn't bear to fly it

out of French territory...

so I cut off my fuel

and crash-landed here in Casablanca.

I was interned, investigated...

and when I got back to the plane,

the treasure was gone.

But what has that to do

with these murders?

But don't you see? The Hotel Casablanca

was controlled by Nazis.

Now it's operated

by the French Government.

That's just the point. Some group is trying

desperately to gain control of the hotel.

Not for profit, it's government property.

It may be connected with the treasure.

What is your interest in all this?

Well, sir, if the treasure is found

in Casablanca...

- it will prove that I acted as a patriot.

- I see. So that's it.

Lieutenant, we're not concerned

with clearing your name.

Our only interest

is solving these murders...

and finding a new manager. Good day.

- Who is it?

- Waiter.

Come in.

Good. Get Beatrice.

Valet.

Rusty, du Schweinund, where are you?

Come in here.

Where in blazes is he hiding out now?

Why don't you obey my orders?

I've had enough of you

and your tomfoolery here.

Two hours ago

I told you to get the tailor...

make everything ready for the fitting.

Where is he? Hello, Max.

See what you can make of this.

My decoding isn't what it used to be.

I'm glad you're here.

There's an important cable to be decoded.

I'd have come sooner

but that Bruzard kept me.

He's questioning everyone

who works in the hotel.

You have nothing to worry about.

At dinner I will accept the managership.

- Finally.

- I could have agreed this afternoon...

but I didn't wish to appear overanxious.

- Good.

- This is from Schweigler in South America.

- Yes, I know. What does he say?

- It's very difficult to decode.

Give me a little time.

- Here it is.

- Yeah?

- "Why delay?"

- You moron! What is this?

The vest is inside out.

"Why delay?

"Speed imperative.

"Every lost moment...

"increases danger.

"Treasury discovery...

"would be disastrous."

Yes, very well. I'll wire him right away.

- Look at you.

- Look at what?

Your hat.

What is this? Du Schweinund!

You silent idiot! You blder hammel!

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Joseph Fields

Joseph Albert Fields (February 21, 1895 – March 4, 1966) was an American playwright, theatre director, screenwriter, and film producer. more…

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