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Casablanca -- A jaded nightclub owner in war-torn Casablanca, whose loyalties are put to the test when his old flame, Ingrid Bergman, reappears to seek Rick's help in escaping from the Nazis.
Casablanca -- Trailer for the classic drama Casablanca starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.


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Release Date:
23 January 1943 (USA) See more »
They had a date with fate in Casablanca! See more »
In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (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)
Arnet Amos ... French Soldier / Singer (uncredited)
Louis V. Arco ... Refugee at Rick's (uncredited)
Frank Arnold ... Overseer (uncredited)
Brandon Beach ... Guest at Rick's (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)

Tex Cooper ... Commuter at Train Station (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)
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)
Kay Koury ... Woman on Street (uncredited)
Charles La Torre ... Italian Officer Tonelli (uncredited)

George J. Lewis ... Haggling Arab Monkey Seller (uncredited)
Max Linder ... 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)
Frank Mazzola ... Moroccan Boy (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)
Mike Morelli ... Man on Street (uncredited)
Alberto Morin ... French Officer Insulting Yvonne (uncredited)
Leo Mostovoy ... Fydor (uncredited)
Corinna Mura ... Singer with Guitar (uncredited)

Sol Murgi ... Officer (uncredited)

Barry Norton ... Gambler at Rick's (uncredited)
Monty O'Grady ... Guest 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)
Victor Romito ... Guest 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)
Bhogwan Singh ... Merchant (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)
Bridgid O'Donnell .... restoration supervisor (uncredited)
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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Additional Details

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Rated PG for mild violence (1992)
102 min | West Germany:82 min (cut version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Brazil:12 | Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Chile:TE+7 (re-release) | Chile:TE+7 (re-rating) (2015) | 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:Apt | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Russia:6+ | 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:TV-PG (TV rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #8457) (original rating) | USA:PG (certificate #31772) (1992)

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Ingrid Bergman's line "Victor Laszlo is my husband, and was, even when I knew you in Paris" was almost cut from the film because during that time it was deemed inappropriate for a film to depict or suggest a woman romancing with another man if she were already married. However, it was pointed out that later in the film she explains that she had thought Laszlo was dead at the time, and the censors allowed the line to stay in.See more »
Continuity: When Rick has a discussion outside and they are regularly bathed with the lighthouse light every few seconds the time for a full turn varies due to cuts in the scene.See more »
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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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93 out of 117 people found the following review useful.
A Classic Worth Remembering, 6 December 2001
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

While there's not anything new to be said about "Casablanca", it's good to see one of the classics still getting some attention. By most standards it is at least very good, and there are good reasons why so many still remember it so fondly. Not everyone who watches it today shares the opinion that it is a classic, but it's still good to see fans of modern movies giving it a try for themselves.

The cast is one of its main strengths, not just Bogart and Bergman but also the fine supporting cast. Rains, Greenstreet, Lorre, and the others are indispensable to the atmosphere and the story, and each has some very good moments. It does have its imperfections, but it was not expected to be a classic or blockbuster - everything you read about the production suggests that it was made in a rather slap-dash fashion, under constraints that would have wrecked most other films. It's not hard to see the little ways that this affected the finished product, such as the times when the plot strains credibility a bit, or the characters seem to behave somewhat oddly. (In particular, it might have been even more satisfying if Bergman's character had been a little stronger - Ilsa is charming, but that's entirely thanks to what Bergman does with her; the character herself as written seems somewhat shallow.)

But it turned out anyway to be an excellent combination of actors, characters, and story, a combination that more than makes up for everything else. Different viewers probably remember and enjoy "Casablanca" for different reasons, because it seemingly has a little of everything. While perhaps not perfect, it is well worth remembering and watching.

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