PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — “Play it, Sam. Play it for old times sake. Play ‘As Time Goes By.'”
“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.”
“I’m shocked — shocked! — there’s gambling going on in this establishment.”
“I came to Casablanca for the waters.” “Waters? There are no waters in Casablanca.” “I was misinformed.”
“You despise me, don’t you, Rick?” “If I gave you any thought at all, I probably would.”
“If you don’t get on that plane, you’ll regret it. Maybe not today, maybe not tomororw, but soon and for the rest of your life.”
“Round up the usual suspects.”
“Here’s looking at you, Kid.”
“Luis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”
Even if you haven’t seen “Casablanca,” you recognize those lines. Arguably the greatest movie ever made, “Casablanca” had its world premiere 75 years ago — November 26, 1942 — in New York City.
Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman are indeliby etched as Rick Blaine and Ilsa Lund in a film set against the backdrop of Nazi-occupied Morocco. Claude Rains, Paul Henreid, S.Z. Sakall, Peter Lorre and Dooley Wilson were part of one of the greatest casts assembled.
“Casablanca” won 3 Oscars. It catapulted Ingrid Bergman to stardom and turned Bogart into Hollywood’s highest paid actor.
The screenplay was being constantly re-written during the shoot, and the famous last line was actually re-voiced by Bogart and Rains after filming was complete.
It all worked.
Here’s looking at you, Kid.