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Casablanca

Casablanca (1942) is an American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz. Set during World War II, it focuses on a man torn between, in the words of one character, love and virtue. He must choose between his love for a woman and helping her and her Resistance leader husband escape from the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis.

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FUN Trivia Quizzes powered by ABE1. The film was based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's then-unproduced play. What was the play's original title?

  • Casablanca
  • Everybody Comes to Rick's
  • Rick's Café

2. The New York City-born Humphrey Bogart became a star with Casablanca. Earlier in his career, he had been typecast as a gangster, playing characters called Bugs, Rocks, Turkey, Whip, Chips, Gloves and Duke (twice). High Sierra (1941) had allowed him to play a character with some warmth, but Rick was his first truly romantic role.

  • True or False?

3. One of the lines most closely associated with the film - "Play it again, Sam" - is a misquotation. When Ilsa first enters the Café Americain, she spots Sam and asks him to "Play it once, Sam, for old times' sake." When he feigns ignorance, she responds, "Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By.'" Who played Sam?

  • Curt Bois
  • Sam Stieger
  • Dooley Wilson

4. Ugarte, a petty criminal, arrives in Rick's club with "letters of transit" obtained through the murder of two German couriers. The papers allow the bearer to travel freely around German-controlled Europe and to neutral Portugal, and from there to America. The letters are almost priceless to any of the continual stream of refugees who end up stranded in Casablanca. Ugarte plans to make his fortune by selling them to the highest bidder, who is due to arrive at the club later that night. Who plays Ugarte?

  • S. Z. Sakall
  • Helmut Dantine
  • Peter Lorre

5. Rick's ex-lover Ilsa Lund arrives with her husband, Victor Laszlo, a fugitive Czech Resistance leader long sought by the Nazis. The couple need the letters to leave Casablanca for America to continue his work. Who played Victor Laszlo?

  • Gregory Gaye
  • Dan Seymour
  • Paul Henreid

6. Rick's remark to Ilsa, "Here's looking at you, kid", is not in the draft screenplays, but has been attributed to something Bogart said to Bergman as he taught her poker between takes.

  • True or False?

7. Ferrari was a rival club owner. He was played by another Englishman, he had previously starred with Lorre and Bogart in his own film debut in The Maltese Falcon. Who played Ferrari ?

  • Richard Roundtree
  • Sydney Greenstreet
  • Colin Montgomery

8. Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa Lund. Bergman's official website calls Ilsa her "most famous and enduring role". What movie did the Swedish actress's make her Hollywood debut in?

  • Intermezzo
  • Catch 'em
  • Last Tango in Paris

9. The film premiered in New York City on November 26, 1942, to coincide with the Allied invasion of North Africa and the capture of Casablanca. It went into general release on January 23, 1943, to take advantage of the Casablanca conference, a high-level meeting between Churchill and Roosevelt in the city. What was the name of the New York City Theater?

  • Rockefeller Center Theater
  • Times Square Theater
  • Hollywood Theater

10. At the 1944 Oscars, the film won three awards: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Picture. Producer Hal Wallis was resentful when Jack Warner, rather than Wallis, collected the best picture award. The slight led to Wallis severing his ties with the studio in April that year.

  • True or False?

Casablanca Answers

  1. Everybody Comes to Rick's
  2. True
  3. Dooley Wilson
  4. Peter Lorre
  5. Paul Henreid
  6. True
  7. Sydney Greenstreet
  8. Intermezzo
  9. Hollywood Theater
  10. True

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