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Tear Jerker / Casablanca

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"Here's lookin' at you, kid"
  • The "La Marseillaise" scene, especially Yvonne's close-up, which was almost certainly the actress's real emotions. The movie was shot in 1942, when France was occupied by Nazi Germany, and the movie was cast with many refugees with memories of their home being invaded fresh in their minds. At the time this film was made, an Allied victory was still far from a foregone conclusion — in this context, "La Marseillaise" is a triumphant act of defiance in real life as well.
    • Madeleine Lebeau who played Yvonne died on May 14, 2016 at the age of 92. She had been the last surviving credited cast member.
  • One young refugee couple have had to flee from Bulgaria; all the wife has to say is that "Things are very bad there...the Devil has the people by the throat."
    • Though in Real Life Bulgaria at the time was probably the safest European country among those that were taking part in the war.
    • Not for everyone: Bulgaria was already a semi-fascist Nazi puppet-state and by the time of the movie events occupied by Germans. So for many people (Jews especially) it would have been a wise move to get out of there before things started to get really ugly (which they eventually did).
  • The scene of Rick standing there at the train station reading that letter, as it starts to rain...
  • That whole scene of Rick getting drunk after Ilsa walks back into his life. In an incredible performance by Humphrey Bogart, he wordlessly expresses through the pain on his face how he got his insides kicked in when she left, and after the flashback showing why, he lowers his head in tears.

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