History Film / Casablanca

4th May '17 2:04:38 PM Gregzilla
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%%* ReliableTraitor: Capt. Renault. He openly admits that he "blow[s] with the wind", collaborating with the Germans because they (along with Vichy) are in charge. He clearly loathes Strasser, setting up his HeelFaceTurn.
16th Apr '17 3:45:58 PM WestTxTapper
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* TakeThat: When Colonel Heinz asks Rick if he could imagine Nazis being in London, Rick replies, "When you get there, ask me." At this time, both in universe and real life, Germany had already abandoned any plans to invade Britain.

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* TakeThat: When Colonel Captain Heinz asks Rick if he could imagine Nazis being in London, Rick replies, "When you get there, ask me." At this time, both in universe and real life, Germany had already abandoned any plans to invade Britain.
13th Apr '17 9:19:09 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AntiHero: Rick is an anti-fascist who participated in the Spanish civil war, losing miserably to Franco on each occasion. This and various personal failures led to him being exiled, whether by choice or circumstance, in "neutral" France. He does the dirty work of killing Stasser and smuggling the couple out of Casablanca.

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* AntiHero: Rick is an anti-fascist who participated in the Spanish civil war, UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar, losing miserably to Franco [[UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco Franco]] on each occasion. This and various personal failures led to him being exiled, whether by choice or circumstance, in "neutral" France. He does the dirty work of killing Stasser and smuggling the couple out of Casablanca.
17th Mar '17 11:13:37 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* SequelHook: Renault's line about joining a French garrison in Brazzaville was meant to lead into a thankfully unmade sequel called [[http://www.vincasa.com/indexcasasequel.html ''Brazaville'']].
25th Feb '17 1:07:53 PM DustSnitch
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* ReliableTraitor: Capt. Renault. He openly admits that he "blow[s] with the wind", collaborating with the Germans because they (along with Vichy) are in charge. He clearly loathes Strasser, setting up his HeelFaceTurn.

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* %%* ReliableTraitor: Capt. Renault. He openly admits that he "blow[s] with the wind", collaborating with the Germans because they (along with Vichy) are in charge. He clearly loathes Strasser, setting up his HeelFaceTurn.
12th Feb '17 9:10:32 AM Lullabee
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* NoodleIncident: The reason Rick [[PersonaNonGrata can't return to America]] is never disclosed in the film. The Neutrality Acts of the 1930s were in play and the writers apparently attempted to come up with the exact reason numerous times, but eventually decided to leave it to our imaginations, and [[LampshadeHanging hung a lampshade]] on it by having Renault bring up various theories (see DeadpanSnarker above) of either stealing money, seducing a Senator's wife, or killing a man. By the end of the movie, [[IronicEcho Rick does all three]]: cheats on his bet with Louis about Victor's escape, rekindles the love affair with Ilsa (even as she leaves with Victor), and shoots Major Strasser.

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* NoodleIncident: The reason Rick [[PersonaNonGrata can't return to America]] is never disclosed in the film. The Neutrality Acts of the 1930s were in play and the writers apparently attempted to come up with the exact reason numerous times, but eventually decided to leave it to our imaginations, and [[LampshadeHanging hung a lampshade]] on it by having Renault bring up various theories (see DeadpanSnarker above) of either stealing money, seducing a Senator's another man's wife, or killing a man. By the end of the movie, [[IronicEcho Rick does all three]]: cheats on his bet with Louis about Victor's escape, rekindles the love affair with Ilsa (even as she leaves with Victor), and shoots Major Strasser.
22nd Jan '17 9:28:27 AM CumbersomeTercel
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%%* DirtyCop: Captain Renault. Unlike other examples, he actually does have a conscience.

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%%* * DirtyCop: Captain Renault. He works with Nazis, collects gambling winnings despite it being illegal and it's implied that he extorts sex from women in exchange for export visas. Unlike other most examples, he actually does have a conscience.his conscience comes through in the end.
13th Jan '17 8:47:06 AM Josef5678
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* DirtyCop: Captain Renault. Unlike other examples, he actually does have a conscience.

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* %%* DirtyCop: Captain Renault. Unlike other examples, he actually does have a conscience.



* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Ugarte. He is played by Creator/PeterLorre after all.

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* %%* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Ugarte. He is played by Creator/PeterLorre after all.
13th Jan '17 8:46:24 AM Josef5678
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* AmbigouslyGay: Ugarte seems a little too desperate for Rick's approval.

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* AmbigouslyGay: AmbiguouslyGay: Ugarte seems a little too desperate for Rick's approval.



* DearJohnLetter: Rick and Ilsa, were supposed to meet at the train station to get out of Paris before the Nazis arrived; instead, she sent a letter explaining that she couldn't be with him, for unexplained reasons. Years later they meet in Casablanca and she explains that she had returned to her husband, Victor, whom she had believed dead before getting together with Rick.

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* DearJohnLetter: Rick and Ilsa, Ilsa were supposed to meet at the train station to get out of Paris before the Nazis arrived; instead, arrived. Instead, she sent a letter explaining that she couldn't be with him, for unexplained reasons. Years later they meet in Casablanca and she explains that she had returned to her husband, Victor, whom she had believed dead before getting together with Rick.



* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGufin: Ugarte entrusts the letters of transit to Rick, only to be taken into custody and killed later that night.

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* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGufin: ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin: Ugarte entrusts the letters of transit to Rick, only to be taken into custody and killed later that night.



* IneffectualSmypatheticVillain: Ugarte. He is played by Creator/PeterLorre after all.

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* IneffectualSmypatheticVillain: IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Ugarte. He is played by Creator/PeterLorre after all.



Rick's past was such a mystery, even the writers didn't know. They spent a lot of time trying to come up with something appropriately cool; they failed. One finally suggested 'unpaid parking tickets.' That was the point when they gave up and left it "a little vague."

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** Rick's past was such a mystery, even the writers didn't know. They spent a lot of time trying to come up with something appropriately cool; they failed. One finally suggested 'unpaid parking tickets.' That was the point when they gave up and left it "a little vague."



* ThePowerofRock: Victor Laszlo overhears ThoseWackyNazis singing a patriotic (and anti-French) German song around the piano, goes over to the band, and gets them to play La Marseillaise, with Rick's approval. The entire bar joins in, drowning out the Germans and emphasizing the passionate political undertones of the refugees and is the beginning of Rick's redemption.

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* ThePowerofRock: ThePowerOfRock: Victor Laszlo overhears ThoseWackyNazis singing a patriotic (and anti-French) German song around the piano, goes over to the band, and gets them to play La Marseillaise, with Rick's approval. The entire bar joins in, drowning out the Germans and emphasizing the passionate political undertones of the refugees and is the beginning of Rick's redemption.



* YouCannotKillAnIdea: Victor Lazslo tries to assert this about LaRésistance against the Nazis. The film itself does a good job of illustrating the concept. Unfortunately ThoseWackyNazis also have ideas, and ones that Lazlo is kinda, you know, trying to kill.

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* YouCannotKillAnIdea: Victor Lazslo tries to assert this about LaRésistance LaResistance against the Nazis. The film itself does a good job of illustrating the concept. Unfortunately ThoseWackyNazis also have ideas, and ones that Lazlo Laszlo is kinda, you know, trying to kill.
12th Jan '17 4:00:57 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* SupportingLeader: Victor Laszlo. The resolution to the romantic plot revolves entirely around Rick acknowledging that Victor is way, way more important than he is.

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* SupportingLeader: SupportingLeader: Victor Laszlo. The resolution to the romantic plot revolves entirely around Rick acknowledging that Victor is way, way more important than he is.
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