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  • Maj. Heinrich Strasser: What is your nationality?
    Rick Blaine: I'm a drunkard.
    Capt. Louis Renault: That makes Rick a citizen of the world.


  • Rick Blaine: 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: 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?
    Capt. Louis Renault: I'm afraid Major Strasser would insist.
    Ilsa: 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: 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: When I said I would never leave you.


  • Rick Blaine: I died young, of lung cancer.


  • Rick Blaine: Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.


  • Rick Blaine: We'll always have Paris.


  • Capt. Louis Renault: Round up the usual suspects.


  • Ilsa: Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By.'


  • Rick Blaine: Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.


  • Rick Blaine: Here's looking at you, kid.


  • Yvonne: Where were you last night?
    Rick Blaine: That's so long ago, I don't remember.
    Yvonne: Will I see you tonight?
    Rick Blaine: I never make plans that far ahead
    Rick Blaine: I never make plans that far ahead.


  • Rick Blaine: Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.


  • Rick Blaine: We'll always have Paris.


  • Ugarte: Heh, you know, watching you just now with the Deutsche Bank, one would think you've been doing this all your life.
    Rick Blaine: Oh, what makes you think I haven't?
    Ugarte: Oh, n-n-n-nothing, but when you first came to Casablanca, I thought...
    Rick Blaine: You thought what?
    Ilsa: You thought what?
    Ugarte: What right do I have to think?


  • Ugarte: You despise me don't you?
    Rick Blaine: Well if I gave you any thought I probably would.


  • Rick Blaine: We'll always have Paris.


  • Ilsa: Play it once Sam,for old time's sake.Play it Sam.Play, "As time Goes By".
    Ilsa: Play it once Sam, for old time's sake. Play it Sam. Play, 'As time Goes By'.


  • Ilsa: 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.
    Ilsa: [Ilsa begins to cry.]
    Rick Blaine: Now, now . . .
    Rick Blaine: [Rick gently places his hand under her chin and raises it so their eyes meet.]
    Rick Blaine: Here's looking at you kid.


  • Rick Blaine: And remember, this gun is pointed right at your heart.
    Capt. Louis Renault: That is my "least" vulnerable spot.
    Capt. Louis Renault: That is my 'least' vulnerable spot.


  • Rick Blaine: Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship.


  • Ilsa: Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.


  • Rick Blaine: Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walls into mine.


  • Maj. Heinrich Strasser: Are you one of those people who can not imagine the Germans in their beloved Paris?
    Rick Blaine: It's not particularly my beloved Paris.
    Maj. Heinrich Strasser: Can you image us in London?
    Rick Blaine: When you get there ask me!
    Capt. Louis Renault: Hmmmh! Diplomats!
    Maj. Heinrich Strasser: How about New York?
    Rick Blaine: Well there are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn't advise you to invade.


  • Capt. Louis Renault: Rick, I'm going to miss you. Apparently, you're the only one in Casablanca with less scruples then I.


  • Ilsa: Play it once, Sam, for old times' sake.
    Sam: [lying] I don't know what you mean, Miss Ilsa.
    Ilsa: Play it, Sam, Play "As Time Goes By".
    Ilsa: Play it, Sam, Play 'As Time Goes By'.
    Sam: [lying] Oh, I can't remember it, Miss Ilsa. I'm a little rusty on it.
    Ilsa: I'll hum it for you. Da-dy-da-dy-da-dum, da-dy-da-dee-da- dum . . .
    Ilsa: I'll hum it for you. Da-dy-da-dy-da-dum, da-dy-da-dee-da- dum...
    Sam: [Sam begins playing]
    Ilsa: Sing it Sam.
    Sam: [singing] You must remember this / A kiss is but 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 . . .
    Sam: [singing] You must remember this / A kiss is but 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: [rushing up] Sam, I thought I told you never to play . . . [Sees Ilsa. Sam closes the piano and rolls it away.]
    Rick Blaine: [rushing up] Sam, I thought I told you never to play... [Sees Ilsa] [Sam closes the piano and rolls it away]
    Rick Blaine: [rushing up] Sam, I thought I told you never to play... [sees Ilsa] [Sam closes the piano and rolls it away]


  • Ilsa: Play it once, Sam, for old times' sake.
    Sam: [lying] I don't know what you mean, Miss Ilsa.
    Ilsa: Play it, Sam, Play "As Time Goes By".
    Sam: [lying] Oh, I can't remember it, Miss Ilsa. I'm a little rusty on it.
    Ilsa: I'll hum it for you. Da-dy-da-dy-da-dum, da-dy-da-dee-da- dum . . .
    Sam: [Sam begins playing]
    Ilsa: Sing it Sam.
    Sam: [singing] You must remember this / A kiss is but 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: [rushing up] Sam, I thought I told you never to play . . . [Sees Ilsa. Sam closes the piano and rolls it away.]


  • Rick Blaine: Go ahead and shoot.You'll be doing me a favor.
    Rick Blaine: Go ahead and shoot. You'll be doing me a favor.


  • Capt. Louis Renault: Round up the usual suspects
    Capt. Louis Renault: Round up the usual suspects.


  • Capt. Louis Renault: The Major's been shot. Round up all the usual suspects.


  • Rick Blaine: Henri wants us to finish this bottle, then three more. He says he'll water his garden with champagne before he lets the Germans drink any of it.
    Capt. Louis Renault: If Rick has the letters, he is much too smart to let us find them there (in the Cafe).
    Capt. Louis Renault: If Rick has the letters, he is much too smart to let us find them there. [in the Cafe]
    Maj. Heinrich Strasser: You give him credit for too much cleverness. My impression was he's just another blundering American.
    Capt. Louis Renault: We mustn't underestimate American blundering. I was with them when they blundered into Berlin in 1918.


  • Customer: Um, waiter? Will you ask Rick if he will have a drink with us?
    Carl Headwaiter: Madame he never drinks with customers. Never. I have never seen it.
    Customer: What makes saloon keepers so snobbish?
    German Banker: Perhaps if you tell him I run the second largest banking house in Amsterdam?
    Carl Headwaiter: Second largest? It wouldn't impress Rick. The leading banker in Amsterdam is the pastry chef in our kitchen.
    German Banker: We have something to look forward to.
    Carl Headwaiter: And his father's the bellboy.


  • Rick Blaine: Looks like beginning of a beautiful friendship!


  • Rick Blaine: Looks like another beginning of a beautiful friendship!
    Rick Blaine: Louis, this looks like the beginning of of a beautiful friendship.


  • Rick Blaine: Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world she walks into mine.
    Ilsa: Play it Sam, let me hear 'As Time Goes By'.
    Sam: [to Illsa] You're no good for him, you're bad luck.
    Rick Blaine: They grab Ugarte and she walks in. Well, thats the way it goes, one in one out.
    Capt. Louis Renault: Realizing the importance of the case, my men are rounding up twice the usual number of suspects.
    Carl Headwaiter: The second largest? That wouldn't impress Rick. The leading banker in Amsterdam is now the pastry chef in our kitchen.


  • Rick Blaine: Play it, Sam.
    Sam: Sir...
    Rick Blaine: If she can stand it, so can I. Play it!


  • Capt. Louis Renault: [after Rick pulls a gun on him] Have you lost your mind?
    Rick Blaine: I have. Sit down!
    Capt. Louis Renault: Put that gun down!
    Rick Blaine: I don't want to shoot you, but I will if you take one more step!
    Capt. Louis Renault: [With amusement] Under the circumstances I will sit down.


  • Rick Blaine: [reading] Are my eyes really brown?


  • Rick Blaine: "Here's looking at you, kid."
    Rick Blaine: Here's looking at you, kid.


  • Rick Blaine: (when asked his nationality) "I'm a Drunkard."
    Rick Blaine: [when asked his nationality] I'm a Drunkard.


  • Capt. Louis Renault: I'm shocked that there is gambling in this establishment
    Capt. Louis Renault: I'm shocked that there is gambling in this establishment.
    Waiter: Sir here are your winnigs
    Waiter: Sir here are your winnings.


  • Capt. Louis Renault: Major Strassar has been shot... Round up the usual suspects!


  • Rick Blaine: 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: But what about us?
    Rick Blaine: We'll always have Paris. We didn't have it before...we'd...we'd lost it until you came to Casablanca. We got it back last night.
    Ilsa: 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. Here's looking at you, kid.


  • Rick Blaine: I came to Casablanca for the waters.
    Capt. Louis Renault: Waters?! We're in a DESERT!
    Rick Blaine: I was misinformed.


  • Rick Blaine: "Louis, I think this the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
    Rick Blaine: Louis, I think this the beginning of a beautiful friendship.


  • Ugarte: Heh, you know, watching you just now with the Deutsche Bank, one would think you've been doing this all your life.
    Rick Blaine: Oh, what makes you think I haven't?
    Ugarte: Oh, nothing, but when you first came to Casablanca, I thought...
    Rick Blaine: You thought what?
    Ugarte: Huh, what right do I have to think?


  • Capt. Louis Renault: That, is my least vulnerable spot.
    Capt. Louis Renault: That is my least vulnerable spot.


  • Capt. Louis Renault: That, is my least vulnerable spot.
    Capt. Louis Renault: That is my least vulnerable spot.


  • Capt. Louis Renault: I'm shocked, shocked to find there's gambling in these premises. ( Your winnings Capitaine. ) Thank You.
    Capt. Louis Renault: I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here! [a croupier hands Renault a pile of money]


  • Ilsa: Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.


  • Capt. Louis Renault: I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!


  • Rick Blaine: Here's looking at you, kid.


  • Rick Blaine: play it again sam
    Rick Blaine: Play it again Sam.
    Ilsa: Play it once, Sam, for old times' sake. Play 'As Time Goes By.'


  • Rick Blaine: We'll always have Paris.


  • Capt. Louis Renault: What in heaven's name brought you to Casablanca?
    Rick Blaine: My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters.
    Capt. Louis Renault: The waters? What waters? We're in the desert.
    Rick Blaine: I was misinformed.


  • Capt. Louis Renault: I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!
    Emil the Croupier: Your winnings, sir.
    Capt. Louis Renault: Oh, thank you very much.


  • Rick Blaine: Of all the Gin Joints in all the world... She had to walk into mine
    Rick Blaine: Of all the Gin Joints in all the world. She had to walk into mine.


  • Rick Blaine: Go ahead and shoot. You'll be doing me a favor.


  • Capt. Louis Renault: Round up the usual suspects.


  • Ilsa: Play it, Sam. Play ?As Time Goes By.?
    Ilsa: Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.


  • Rick Blaine: Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.


  • Rick Blaine: Here's looking at you, kid.


  • Rick Blaine: 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.


  • Rick Blaine: Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.


  • Rick Blaine: We'll always have Paris.


  • Capt. Louis Renault: Round up the usual suspects!


  • Ilsa: Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By.


  • Rick Blaine: Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.


  • Rick Blaine: Here's looking at you, kid!


  • Rick Blaine: I stick my neck out for *nobody*!


  • Ugarte: You know, Rick, I have many a friend in Casablanca, but somehow, just because you despise me, you are the only one I trust.


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