I always wanted to be Rick Blaine as played by Humphrey Bogart.
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet & Dooley Wilson
Directed: Michael Curtiz
: Last night we said a great many things. You said I was to do the thinking for both of us. Well, I’ve done a lot of it since then, and it all adds up to one thing: you’re getting on that plane with Victor where you belong.Ilsa Lund
: But, Richard, no, I… I…Rick Blaine
: Now, you’ve got to listen to me! You have any idea what you’d have to look forward to if you stayed here? Nine chances out of ten, we’d both wind up in a concentration camp. Isn’t that true, Louie?Captain Louis Renault
: I’m afraid Major Strasser would insist.Ilsa Lund
: You’re saying this only to make me go.Rick Blaine
: I’m saying it because it’s true. Inside of us, we both know you belong with Victor. You’re part of his work, the thing that keeps him going. 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.Ilsa Lund
: But what about us?Rick Blaine
: We’ll always have Paris. We didn’t have, we, we lost it until you came to Casablanca. We got it back last night.Ilsa Lund
: When I said I would never leave you.Rick Blaine
: And you never will. But I’ve got a job to do, too. Where I’m going, you can’t follow. What I’ve got to do, you can’t be any part of. Ilsa, I’m no good at being noble, but it doesn’t take much to see that the problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you’ll understand that. Now, now… Here’s looking at you kid.
Ilsa Lund: Play it once, Sam. For old times’ sake.
Sam: [lying] I don’t know what you mean, Miss Elsa.
Ilsa Lund: Play it, Sam. Play “As Time Goes By.”
Sam: [lying] Oh, I can’t remember it, Miss Elsa. I’m a little rusty on it.
Ilsa Lund: I’ll hum it for you. Da-dy-da-dy-da-dum, da-dy-da-dee-da-dum…
[Sam begins playing]
: Sing it, Sam. Sam: [singing] You must remember this / A kiss is still 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
Rick Blaine: Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine: You know what I want to hear.
Sam: [lying] No, I don’t.
Rick Blaine: You played it for her, you can play it for me!
: [lying] Well, I don’t think I can remember
Yvonne: Where were you last night?
Rick Blaine: That’s so long ago, I don’t remember.
Yvonne: Will I see you tonight?
: I never make plans that far ahead.
Captain Louis Renault: What in heaven’s name brought you to Casablanca?
Rick Blaine: My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters.
Captain Louis Renault: The waters? What waters? We’re in the desert.
: I was misinformed.
Captain Louis Renault: In 1935, you ran guns to Ethiopia. In 1936, you fought in Spain, on the Loyalist side.
Rick Blaine: I got well paid for it on both occasions.
Captain Louis Renault
: The winning side would have paid you much better.
Rick Blaine: I stick my neck out for nobody.
Major Strasser: What is your nationality?
Rick Blaine: I’m a drunkard.
Captain Louis Renault
: That makes Rick a citizen of the world.
Rick Blaine: Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.