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Tear Jerker / Casablanca

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  • 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."
  • 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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