History YMMV / Casablanca

21st May '17 10:34:16 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* TrueNeutral: Captain Renault seems to be having just as much fun when he's collaborating with the Nazis as when he's resisting them. He even flat-out says at one point that he "blows with the wind."
18th Apr '17 2:18:39 AM CheeseDogX
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** In the scene where Rick sells the Cafe to Ferrari. To his credit, he makes sure that Sam gets a decent cut of the profits, but they way they talk about him makes it sound like Rick is selling Sam as part of the Cafe.
4th Apr '17 2:19:43 PM JulianLapostat
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** Marcel Dalio plays the roulette table minder. His most famous role outside of ''Casablanca'' was as a Jewish businessman drafted in the French army in World War I in Film/TheGrandIllusion and shortly before his exile from France, as an ineffectual French noble in ''Film/TheRulesOfTheGame.'' Combined with the repeated hints that most of Rick's staff have fallen very far from their formal social station, it can be a little discomforting.

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** Marcel Dalio plays the roulette table minder. His most famous role outside of ''Casablanca'' was as a Jewish businessman drafted in the French army in World War I in Film/TheGrandIllusion and shortly before his exile from France, as an ineffectual French noble in ''Film/TheRulesOfTheGame.'' Combined with the repeated hints that most of Rick's staff have fallen very far from their formal social station, it can be a little discomforting.[[note]]Dalio's family history makes it worse. During his exile to America, his mother and sisters were deported to Auschwitz, when he found out about it after the war, he felt lifelong SurvivorsGuilt about it[[/note]]
14th Mar '17 4:41:25 PM JulianLapostat
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** Marcel Dalio plays the roulette table minder. His most famous role outside of ''Casablanca'' was as an ineffectual French noble in ''Film/TheRulesOfTheGame.'' Combined with the repeated hints that most of Rick's staff have fallen very far from their formal social station, it can be a little discomforting.

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** Marcel Dalio plays the roulette table minder. His most famous role outside of ''Casablanca'' was as a Jewish businessman drafted in the French army in World War I in Film/TheGrandIllusion and shortly before his exile from France, as an ineffectual French noble in ''Film/TheRulesOfTheGame.'' Combined with the repeated hints that most of Rick's staff have fallen very far from their formal social station, it can be a little discomforting.
14th Mar '17 4:27:03 PM jormis29
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** Marcio Dalio plays the roulette table minder. His most famous role outside of ''Casablanca'' was as an ineffectual French noble in ''The Rules Of The Game.'' Combined with the repeated hints that most of Rick's staff have fallen very far from their formal social station, it can be a little discomforting.

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** Marcio Marcel Dalio plays the roulette table minder. His most famous role outside of ''Casablanca'' was as an ineffectual French noble in ''The Rules Of The Game.''Film/TheRulesOfTheGame.'' Combined with the repeated hints that most of Rick's staff have fallen very far from their formal social station, it can be a little discomforting.
12th Mar '17 11:29:00 AM Brainbin
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** Although the war ended with both France and Norway liberated from the Nazis, Victor Laszlo's homeland of Czechoslovakia sadly traded [[ThoseWackyNazis one occupying power]] for [[CommieLand another]] - trapped on the wrong side of the [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar Iron Curtain]] until the [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp Velvet Revolution]] of 1989, an event Laszlo might not even live to see (although the actor who played him, Paul Henreid, lived until 1992). What's even more tragic is that Czechoslovakia ''did'' attempt to break free of the Communist yoke in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague_Spring Prague Spring]] of 1968, only for the Warsaw Pact to brutally put it down without any reprisals from the West, essentially the anti-World War II in that regard (although it ''was'' instrumental in finally turning most Western Communist parties against the totalitarian Soviet Union once and for all).
28th Feb '17 6:34:09 PM Pren
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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Fail is putting it too strongly, but a big part of the movie's legend is how ''no one'' working on it thought they were making anything special and saw it as simply one more product of the studio grind. They were caught quite off guard by its gaining the reputation of one of the greatest movies in history.
23rd Feb '17 10:37:49 PM JulianLapostat
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--> '''[[https://www.jonathanrosenbaum.net/2017/02/review-of-well-always-have-casablanca/ Noah Isenberg]''': "Nearly all of the some seventy-five actors and actresses cast in ''Casablanca'' were immigrants. Among the fourteen who earned a screen credit, only three were born in the United States: Humphrey Bogart, Dooley Wilson, and Joy Page, Jack Warner’s stepdaughter, who plays the Bulgarian refugee Annina Brandel. At the studio, Stage 8, where Rick’s Café was assembled, was known as International House...Hailing from more than thirty different nations, the majority of refugee actors in the film served merely as day players, performing small parts—generally either as Nazis or as refugees fleeing the Nazis—most without significant dialogue. Among them, however, were many distinguished European artists with illustrious pasts on stage and screen."

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--> '''[[https://www.jonathanrosenbaum.net/2017/02/review-of-well-always-have-casablanca/ Noah Isenberg]''': Isenberg]]''': "Nearly all of the some seventy-five actors and actresses cast in ''Casablanca'' were immigrants. Among the fourteen who earned a screen credit, only three were born in the United States: Humphrey Bogart, Dooley Wilson, and Joy Page, Jack Warner’s stepdaughter, who plays the Bulgarian refugee Annina Brandel. At the studio, Stage 8, where Rick’s Café was assembled, was known as International House...Hailing from more than thirty different nations, the majority of refugee actors in the film served merely as day players, performing small parts—generally either as Nazis or as refugees fleeing the Nazis—most without significant dialogue. Among them, however, were many distinguished European artists with illustrious pasts on stage and screen."
23rd Feb '17 10:37:26 PM JulianLapostat
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--> '''[[https://www.jonathanrosenbaum.net/2017/02/review-of-well-always-have-casablanca/ Noah Isenberg]''': "Nearly all of the some seventy-five actors and actresses cast in ''Casablanca'' were immigrants. Among the fourteen who earned a screen credit, only three were born in the United States: Humphrey Bogart, Dooley Wilson, and Joy Page, Jack Warner’s stepdaughter, who plays the Bulgarian refugee Annina Brandel. At the studio, Stage 8, where Rick’s Café was assembled, was known as International House...Hailing from more than thirty different nations, the majority of refugee actors in the film served merely as day players, performing small parts—generally either as Nazis or as refugees fleeing the Nazis—most without significant dialogue. Among them, however, were many distinguished European artists with illustrious pasts on stage and screen."
17th Feb '17 7:50:14 PM benda
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*** It's also important to remember that while the horrors of Holocaust were still almost unknown, the crude anti-Semitism of Nazis as well as massive Jewish emigration from Germany had been no secret since long before the start of WWII, so the concept of Jews fleeing German-occupied Europe (if from persecution rather than extermination) was perfectly natural for the film-makers and audiences alike.
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