FAQ About Casablanca the Movie
Casablanca, premiered on November 26, 1942.
Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country.
"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine" and "We'll always have Paris" are contenders in their own right. But one classic catchphrase from Casablanca beats them out. The line: "Here's looking at you, kid."
A convivial toast to one's drinking companions. Sometimes used in the form "here's looking at you, kid," a reference to the famous line said by Humphrey Bogart in the 1942 film Casablanca. I'd like to propose a toast. To all my best friends, who all came here tonight to see me off.
Louis says he can arrange for Rick to escape to Brazzaville, another French colony in Africa, and then announces he will go, too. The movie ends with Rick saying the famous final line, "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." "La Marseillaise" plays in the background.
That Louis uses gambling, rather than political activities, as the excuse to shut down Rick's is significant.
She meets Rick and falls in love, only to have to leave him, then meets him and perhaps falls in love with him again, only to leave him once more. No matter whom she truly loves, she has not had an easy life, and her fate is the most tragic in the film.