In November of 1942 one of the most famous films of the history of the cinema was released in New York. Directed by Michael Curtiz is based on the play “Everybody comes to Rick” by Murray Burnett and Joan Allison.

Today, we are going to tell you some facts you might not know about this movie.

  • The Warner Bros story analyst who read the play gave the Green light, but called it “sophisticated hokum”.
  • The rights of the playwright were bought for 20.000 dollars.
  • The filming took a little bit more than 3 months and the cost of production was just over 1 million dollars.
  • Ingrid Bergman was taller than Bogart and claimed Curtiz had Bogart stand on blocks or sit on cushions in their scenes together

  • Only one sequence was shot outdoors at Van Nuys Airport, The remaining sequences were filmed in studies.
  • Ingrid Bergman’s favorite profile is her left side and was almost always photographed on that side. She was also given a filter to give her a sad, tender and nostalgic appearance.
  • Paul Henreid, Viktor Lazslo, didn’t have feeling with the rest of the cast.
  • “As Times Goes By” was not a famous song before being used in Casablanca.

  • Did you know there was a very similar sequence in House that the one between Rick and Ilsa?

Don’t you want to play it again?