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post #1 of 26
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"What is your nationality?" "I'm a drunkard" *Rick clearly wasted* "I saved my first drink to have with you" "Rick, there are many exit visas sold in this café, but we know that you've never sold one. That is the reason we permit you to remain open." "Oh? I thought it was because I let you win at roulette." "That is another reason." "What in heaven's name brought you to Casablanca?" "My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters." "The waters? What waters? We're in the desert." "I was misinformed." "Your cash is good at the bar." "What? Do you know who I am?" "I do. You're lucky the bar's open to you." "You know, Rick, I have many a friend in Casablanca, but somehow, just because you despise me, you are the only one I trust." "Carl, see that Major Strasser gets a good table, one close to the ladies." "I have already given him the best, knowing he is German and would take it anyway." "Monsieur Rick, what kind of a man is Captain Renault?" "Oh, he's just like any other man, only more so." "As the leader of all illegal activities in Casablanca, I am an influential and respected man." "You give him credit for too much cleverness. My impression was that he's just another blundering American." "We musn't underestimate American blundering. I was with them when they blundered into Berlin in 1918." "Are you one of those people who cannot imagine the Germans in their beloved Paris?" "It's not particularly my beloved Paris." "Can you imagine us in London?" "When you get there, ask me." "Hmmh. Diplomatist." "How about New York?" "Well there are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn't advise you to try to invade." "You despise me, don't you?" "If I gave you any thought I probably would." "This is the end of the chase." "Twenty thousand francs says it isn't." "Is that a serious offer?" "I just paid out twenty. I'd like to get it back." "Make it ten. I'm only a poor corrupt official." "Rick, think of all the poor devils who can't meet Renault's price. I get it for them for half. Is that so... parasitic?" "I don't mind a parasite. I object to a cut-rate one." "Here's looking at you, kid." "How can you close me up? On what grounds?" "I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here." [a croupier hands Renault a pile of money] "Your winnings, sir." [sotto voce] "Oh, thank you very much." "And remember, this gun is pointed right at your heart." "That is my least vulnerable spot." "Where were you last night?" "That's so long ago I don't remember." "Will I see you tonight." "I never make plans that far in advance." koji
post #2 of 26
"What makes saloonkeepers so snobbish?" "Perhaps if you told him I ran the second largest banking house in Amsterdam." "Second largest? That wouldn't impress Rick. The leading banker in Amsterdam is now the pastry chef in our kitchen." "We have something to look forward to." "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine." "What about us?" "We'll always have Paris." "If that plane leaves the ground and you're not with him, you'll regret it, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon, and for the rest of your life." "Louie...I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship" "Might as well be frank, monsieur. It would take a miracle to get you out of Casablanca, and the Germans have outlawed miracles." "We read five times that you were killed, in five different places." "As you can see, it was true every single time." "I wasn't sure you were the same. Let's see, the last time we met..." "Was La Belle Aurore." "How nice, you remembered. But of course, that was the day the Germans marched into Paris." "Not an easy day to forget." "No." "I remember every detail. The Germans wore gray, you wore blue." "We have a complete dossier on you: Richard Blaine, American, age 37. Cannot return to his country. The reason is a little vague. We also know what you did in Paris, Mr. Blaine, and also we know why you left Paris." [hands the dossier to Rick] "Don't worry, we are not going to broadcast it." [reading] "Are my eyes really brown?"
post #3 of 26
Watched Casablanca and the Maltese Falcon yesterday. I was born in the wrong era. *sigh
post #4 of 26
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Watched Casablanca and the Maltese Falcon yesterday.  I was born in the wrong era.  *sigh
You and me both, my friend. koji
post #5 of 26
"...you must remember this/a kiss is just a kiss/a sigh is just a sigh/the fundamental things apply/as time goes by/and when two lovers woo/they still say i love you/on that you can rely/no matter what the future brings/as time goes by..." -Jeff
post #6 of 26
Watched Casablanca and the Maltese Falcon yesterday.
I've always thought that The Maltese Falcon was the better movie. I'm in the minority on that, I realize ...
post #7 of 26
Cool thread, I was arguing with some of my peers the other day over which was a more quotable movie, Casablanca or Scarface. There is just no contest in favor of Casablanca. Casablanca was my favorite movie for the last few years until I came across Last Tango in Paris, and On the Waterfront. Eric
post #8 of 26
Am I the only one that quotes Schindler's list? "It's a matter of money? Hmm?" "Are you trying to bribe me?" "A bribe? No, no...It's a gratuity" "Let me understand. They put up all the money. I do all the work. What, if you don't mind my asking, would you do?" "I'd make sure it's known the company's in business. I'd see that it had a certain panache. That's what I'm good at. Not the work, not the work... the presentation." (This works when speaking of vintage clothes): "It has a nice sheen to it. What is it, silk?" "Of course. I'd say I'd get you one but the man who made it's probably dead." Jon.
post #9 of 26
"Sam, Ferrari wants you to work for him at the Blue Parrot." "I like it fine here." "He'll double what I pay you." "Yeah, but I ain't got time to spend the money I make here." Looking at Ferrari, "Sorry". "Sacha, call a cab." "Yes boss." "You'd better go with her, to be sure she gets home." With a grin, "Yes boss." Sternly, "And come right back." Face falling, "Yes boss." "I will stay here and keep on trying.  I'm sure in a little while ... " "We might as well be frank, it will take a miracle to get you out of Casablanca, and the Germans have outlawed miracles." "Goodbye, thank you for your coffee, signor.  I shall miss that when we leave Casablanca." With a bow, "It was gracious of you to share it with me.  Godd day, Mademoiselle."   Ferrari, looking at their parting shadows, swats a fly on the table.   "This is a dangerous place, full of vultures.  Vultures everywhere." And the funniest quotes in the entire movie: "Er, Liebchen, sweetness heart, what watch?" Looking at her watch, "Ten watch." Looking surprised, "such much?" Almost loss for words, "Er, I think you will get along beautifully in America."
post #10 of 26
"Capt. Renault, another visa problem has come up" Renault, primping in the mirror, "Show her in."
post #11 of 26
I've never seen this movie. Tons of great lines here, no one everyone says it's so great.
post #12 of 26
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"A franc for your thoughts." "In America they'd bring only a penny, and, huh, I guess that's about all they're worth." "Well, I'm willing to be overcharged. Tell me." "Well, I was wondering..." "Yes?" "Why I'm so lucky. Why I should find you waiting for me to come along." "Why there is no other man in my life?" "Uh-huh." "That's easy: there was. And he's dead." "We read five times that you were killed, in five different places." "As you can see, it was true every single time." "No matter how clever he is, he still needs an exit visa... or I should say two?" "Why two?" "He is traveling with a lady." "He'll take one." "I think not. I have seen the lady." "We are very honored tonight, Rick. Major Strasser is one of the reasons the Third Reich enjoys the reputation it has today." "You repeat 'Third' Reich as though you expected there to be others." "Well, personally, Major, I will take what comes." "Are you sure this place is honest?" "Honest? As honest as the day is long." "Captain Renault... may I?" "Oh no. Not here please. Come to my office tomorrow morning. We'll do everything businesslike." "We'll be there at six." "I'll be there at ten." "Oh no, Emil, please. A bottle of your best champagne, and put it on my bill." "Captain please..." "Oh no, it's a little game we play, I put it on the bill, and he tears it up--it is very convenient." "How long was it we had, honey?" "I didn't count the days." "Well, I did. Every one of them. Mostly, I remember the last one, the wild finish. A guy standing on a station platform in the rain, with a comical look on his face, because his insides have been kicked out." "I have a story too.." "Does it have a wild finish?" "I don't know the finish yet." "Well, tell your story, maybe one will come to you." koji
post #13 of 26
Renault: "I have my orders." Rick:"Oh I see, Gestapo spank." Renault (indignantly): "My dear Ricky,  you overestimate the influence of the Gestapo. I don't interfere with them and they don't interfere with me. In Casablanca I am master of my fate.  I am captain of my - " Aide interrupts: "Major Strausser is here, sir" Renault abruptly starts for the door... Rick (smirking):  "You were saying?" Sacha: "Yvonne, I loff you, but he pays me."
post #14 of 26
Koji, between both of us, I think we can re-enact the whole movie. I think I can roughly remember all the modulations and variations of the main themes too. Narrator, "Here, the fortunate ones, through money, or influence, or luck, might obtain exit visas and leave for Lisbon, and from Lisbon to the New World. But the others wait in Casablanca -- and wait, and wait, and wait..." Underneath a large poster of Marshal Petain, "Je tiens mes promesses, meme celles des autres." "You may find the climate of Casablanca a trifle warm, Major." "Oh, we Germans must get used to all climates, from Russia to the Sahara. But perhaps you're not referring to the weather?" "You'll excuse me, gentlemen. Your business is politics, mine is running a saloon." "Good evening, Mr. Blaine." Captain Renault, "You see, Major, you have nothing to worry about Rick." Strasser, "Perhaps." "Rick? Who's he?" "Mademoiselle, you are in Rick's, and Rick is ..." "He is...?" "Well, Mademoiselle, he's the kind of man that, well, if I were a woman and I were not around, I should be in love with Rick. But what a fool I am talking to a beautiful lady about another man."
post #15 of 26
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Two other wonderful features of that movie are Bogie's amazing shawl-collar tuxedo, and Henreid's double-breasted suit. koji
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