Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Movie Moments: #93

Casablanca (1942)

A cult classic that everyone knows, won Best Pic, Best Director and Best Screenplay at the Oscars and which has the line “Play it again, Sam” (one of the best known misquotations).  What more is there to say?

Rick Blane runs a bar in Vichy controlled Casablanca, a city in Morocco.  When his past love turns up with hubby, a Resistance leader, does he run off with her or does he help her and hubby?  Libido or Integrity? 

Yvonne: Where were you last night?
Rick: That's so long ago, I don't remember.
Yvonne: Will I see you tonight?
Rick: I never make plans that far ahead.

The battle of the anthems:

Director Michael Curtiz' Hungarian accent often caused confusion on the set. He asked a prop man for a "poodle" to appear in one scene. The prop man searched high and low for a poodle while the entire crew waited. He found one and presented it to Curtiz, who screamed "A poodle! A poodle of water!"

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