Louis: I've often speculated on why you don't return to America. Did you abscond with the church funds? Did you run off with a Senator's wife? I like to think that you killed a man. It's the romantic in me. Rick: It's a combination of all three. Louis: And what in heaven's name brought you to Casablanca? Rick: My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters. Louis: The waters? What waters? We're in the desert. Rick: I was misinformed.
The "Blind Idiot" Translation of a couple of German refugees who have decided to only speak English, in preparation for moving to America.
Husband: "Liebchen— er, sweetnessheart... what watch?"
Wife: (checks time) "Ten watch."
Husband: "Such much?"
And Karl's reaction: "...You will get along beautifully in America."
Ilsa is looking at a tablecloth being offered by a merchant for 700 Francs. Rick approaches and mentions that she's getting ripped off. The merchant declares that there is a special discount for friends of Rick. Only 500 Francs! Rick then goes on to apologize for being in no shape to see her when she stopped by the evening before. The merchant suddenly announces an additional discount for very special friends of Rick, knocking the price down to a hundred Francs even.
Major Strasser mentions having a complete dossier on Rick, reading off several juicy details of his past exploits in Europe and his unexplained Persona Non Grata status in the United States. Rick takes a look at the Major's notes and has this to say: