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Director:
Writers:
Julius J. Epstein (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
23 January 1943 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They had a date with fate in Casablanca! See more »
Plot:
Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won 3 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Humphrey Bogart ... Rick Blaine

Ingrid Bergman ... Ilsa Lund

Paul Henreid ... Victor Laszlo

Claude Rains ... Captain Louis Renault

Conrad Veidt ... Major Heinrich Strasser

Sydney Greenstreet ... Signor Ferrari

Peter Lorre ... Ugarte

S.Z. Sakall ... Carl (as S.K. Sakall)
Madeleine Lebeau ... Yvonne (as Madeleine LeBeau)

Dooley Wilson ... Sam

Joy Page ... Annina Brandel

John Qualen ... Berger
Leonid Kinskey ... Sascha
Curt Bois ... Pickpocket
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Enrique Acosta ... Guest at Rick's (uncredited)
Ed Agresti ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Louis V. Arco ... Refugee at Rick's (uncredited)
Frank Arnold ... Overseer (uncredited)
Leon Belasco ... Dealer at Rick's (uncredited)
Nino Bellini ... Gendarme (uncredited)
Trude Berliner ... Baccarat Player at Rick's (uncredited)

Oliver Blake ... Waiter at the Blue Parrot (uncredited)
Monte Blue ... American (uncredited)
Eugene Borden ... Policeman (uncredited)
Dick Botiller ... Native Officer (uncredited)
Maurice Brierre ... Baccarat Dealer at Rick's (uncredited)
Anita Camargo ... Woman Companion (uncredited)
George M. Carleton ... American (uncredited)
Spencer Chan ... Guest at Rick's (uncredited)
Melie Chang ... Oriental at Rick's (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Waiter at Rick's (uncredited)
Franco Corsaro ... French Police Officer (uncredited)
Adrienne D'Ambricourt ... Concierge (uncredited)

Marcel Dalio ... Emil - Croupier at Rick's (uncredited)
Helmut Dantine ... Jan Brandel (uncredited)
Jean De Briac ... Orderly (uncredited)
George Dee ... Lt. Casselle (uncredited)
Jean Del Val ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Carl Deloro ... Arab Guest with Fez (uncredited)
Joseph DeVillard ... Moroccan (uncredited)
Arthur Dulac ... News Vendor (uncredited)
William Edmunds ... Second Contact Man at Rick's (uncredited)
Herbert Evans ... Englishman Questioning Casino's Honesty (uncredited)
Fred Farrell ... Singing Frenchman (uncredited)
Adolph Faylauer ... Gambler at Rick's (uncredited)
O.K. Ford ... Conspirator (uncredited)
Martin Garralaga ... Headwaiter at Rick's (uncredited)
Gregory Gaye ... German Banker Refused by Rick (uncredited)
Gregory Golubeff ... Cashier at Rick's (uncredited)
Ilka Grüning ... Mrs. Leuchtag - Carl's Immigrating Friend (uncredited)
Creighton Hale ... Customer (uncredited)
Winifred Harris ... Englishwoman (uncredited)
Jamiel Hasson ... Muezzini (uncredited)
Arthur Stuart Hull ... Elderly Admirer (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ... Pickpocketed Prosperous Man (uncredited)
Paul Irving ... Prosperous Tourist (uncredited)
Charles La Torre ... Italian Officer Tonnelli (uncredited)
George J. Lewis ... Haggling Arab Monkey Seller (uncredited)
Max Linder ... Elegant Gambler (uncredited)
Manuel Lopez ... Policeman (uncredited)
Jacques Lory ... Moor Buying Diamonds (uncredited)
Lou Marcelle ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Michael Mark ... Vendor (uncredited)
Tony Martelli ... Bartender (uncredited)
George Meeker ... Rick's Friend (uncredited)
Lal Chand Mehra ... Policeman (uncredited)
Hercules Mendez ... Arab Guest with Fez (uncredited)
Louis Mercier ... Conspirator (uncredited)
Torben Meyer ... Dutch Banker at Cafe Table (uncredited)
Alberto Morin ... French Officer Insulting Yvonne (uncredited)
Leo Mostovoy ... Fydor (uncredited)
Corinna Mura ... Singer with Guitar (uncredited)

Barry Norton ... Gambler at Rick's (uncredited)
Lotte Palfi Andor ... Woman Selling Her Diamonds (uncredited)
Paul Panzer ... Paul - Waiter at Rick's (uncredited)
Manuel París ... Guest at Rick's (uncredited)
Alexander Pollard ... Croupier (uncredited)
Paul Porcasi ... Native Introducing Ferrari (uncredited)
Frank Puglia ... Arab Vendor (uncredited)
Georges Renavent ... Conspirator (uncredited)
Dewey Robinson ... Bouncer at Rick's (uncredited)
Henry Rowland ... German Officer (uncredited)

Richard Ryen ... Col. Heinz - Strasser's Aide (uncredited)
Dan Seymour ... Abdul (uncredited)
Lester Sharpe ... Refugee (uncredited)
Dina Smirnova ... Woman Customer (uncredited)
Gerald Oliver Smith ... Pickpocketed Englishman (uncredited)
George Sorel ... Native Officer (uncredited)
Geoffrey Steele ... Customer (uncredited)
Ludwig Stössel ... Mr. Leuchtag (uncredited)
Mike Tellegen ... Gambler (uncredited)
Rafael Trujillo ... Man Turning Propeller at Airport (uncredited)
Jacques Vanaire ... Frenchman (uncredited)
Ellinor Vanderveer ... Woman Gambler at Rick's Next to Croupier (uncredited)

Norma Varden ... Wife of Pickpocketed Englishman (uncredited)
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski ... German Officer with Yvonne (uncredited)
Leo White ... Emile - Waiter (uncredited)
Jack Wise ... Waiter (uncredited)
Wolfgang Zilzer ... Man with Expired Papers (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Curtiz 
 
Writing credits
Julius J. Epstein (screenplay) and
Philip G. Epstein (screenplay) and
Howard Koch (screenplay)

Murray Burnett (play) and
Joan Alison (play)

Casey Robinson  uncredited

Produced by
Hal B. Wallis .... producer
Jack L. Warner .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Edeson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Owen Marks 
 
Art Direction by
Carl Jules Weyl 
 
Set Decoration by
George James Hopkins (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Al Alleborn .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lee Katz .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Harper Goff .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Francis J. Scheid .... sound
Edward Ullman .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Lawrence W. Butler .... special effects director (as Lawrence Butler)
Willard Van Enger .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Chris Crowell .... digital compositor (restored version) (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Harvey Parry .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Joyce .... camera operator (uncredited)
Wally Meinardus .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anthony Gasbarri .... tailor: Mr. Bogart's tuxedo (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff .... jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Hugo Friedhofer .... orchestral arrangements
M.K. Jerome .... songs by
Jack Scholl .... songs by
Elliot Carpenter .... musician: piano, dubbed Dooley Wilson's playing (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Robert Aisner .... technical advisor
James Leicester .... montages
Hugh MacMullan .... dialogue director
Don Siegel .... montages
Bob Williams .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (as Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.) (A Warner Bros.-First National Picture)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for mild violence
Runtime:
102 min | West Germany:82 min (cut version)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Brazil:12 | Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Denmark:A | Finland:S | Germany:6 | Iceland:L | Japan:G (2009) | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:PG | Norway:16 (original rating) | Norway:11 (re-rating) (2002) | Norway:10 (re-rating) (1992) | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | South Korea:12 | Spain:T | Sweden:15 (cut) (orginal rating) | Sweden:7 (re-release) | Sweden:15 (uncut) (1957) | UK:U | UK:U (re-release) (2006) | USA:PG | USA:TV-PG (TV rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #8457) (original rating)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Sydney Greenstreet wanted to wear something more ethnic to show that his character had assimilated into the Moroccan lifestyle. This idea was nixed by producer Hal B. Wallis who insisted that he wear his now-iconic white suit.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Just after the scene where Ugarte gives Rick the "letters of transit", Sam is playing "Knock on Wood". The drummer isn't actually playing the drums, but just imitating drumming along with the tempo of the song. The actual audio does not have any drumming in the music during that time. At the actual knocking, his hand moves to the drums or the other stick (not clear, since that portion of the screen is not well lit) and strikes thrice to accompany of others knocking on the table. This can be observed multiple times.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Narrator:With the coming of the Second World War, many eyes in imprisoned Europe turned hopefully, or desperately, toward the freedom of the Americas. Lisbon became the great embarkation point. But, not everybody could get to Lisbon directly, and so a tortuous, roundabout refugee trail sprang up - Paris to Marseilles...
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Untitled Chapters (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
AvalonSee more »

FAQ

Is the character Victor Laszlo's name MIS-pronounced?
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71 out of 93 people found the following review useful.
As time goes by, it's still one of the all-time greats..., 17 May 2001
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

While my personal Bogey favorite is still his Sam Spade in 'The Maltese Falcon', his cynical nightclub owner, Rick, in 'Casablanca', is also a standout. Rather than some "off the cuff" comments, I'll quote instead from my article on Claude Rains (from March 2000 issue of CLASSIC IMAGES) that pretty well sums up the film:

"It was 1943's 'Casablanca', bustling with melodramatic wartime intrigue, that really put him (Claude Rains) in the forefront as one of the screen's smoothest character actors, almost--but not quite--stealing the film from Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, as the uniformed Captain Louis Renault who investigates the goings-on at Rick's notorious cafe.

Nobody associated with the film guessed that it would become a screen classic, least of all its director, Michael Curtiz, the prolific WB director to whom it was just another assignment. It went on to win the Oscar for Best Film of 1943 with an award for Curtiz' taut direction.

Oddly enough, the film's memorable airport ending was written and conceived just shortly before filming wrapped up, with neither Bergman nor Bogart knowing whether or not she would leave him for husband Paul Henried. Wartime audiences loved the film. Sydney Greenstreet, Conrad Veidt, Victor Francen and Peter Lorre all gave sterling performances and Rains was again nominated for Best Supporting actor."

And by the way, I disagree with a former comment indicating the black and white photography of this film was primitive as compared to today's. Incredible nonsense!! As a matter of fact, the film's black and white cinematography was nominated for an Oscar!

Ingrid Bergman was at the peak of her radiant beauty in this one--and Bogey was firing on all six cylinders. Great chemistry!

As time goes by, we still have 'Casablanca'...

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