Casablanca is a pretty magical film for me. This absolute classic starring Humphrey Bogart, Claude Rains, Ingrid Bergman, Conrad Veidt, Peter Lorre, and Dooley Wilson is a perfect Noir movie. I didn’t come across this film in my youth like I normally did with older movies, basically a Sunday afternoon with my Father watching TBS. I first saw Casablanca in my Junior year of High School. My Drama teacher was aghast at how someone who pledged himself to become a film director had never seen such a classic…so one phone call later to our local video store and I had a VHS copy held for me until after school.
Five minutes into the film I was absolutely hooked.
Which is why this Behind the Scenes photo from the set, the filming of that famous scene between Rick and Ilsa, is so powerful. At least for me.