Narrator: "With the coming of the second world war many eyes of imprisoned Europe turned hopefully or desperately towards the freedom of the Americas. Lisbon became the great embarkation point. not everybody could get to Lisbon directly and so a torturous round-about refugee trail sprang up. Paris to Marseilles, across the Mediterranean to Oran, then by train or auto or foot across the rim of Africa to Casablanca in French Marocco here the fortunate ones through money or influence or luck might obtain exit visas and scurry to Lisbon and from Lisbon to the new world, but the others wait in Casablanca...and wait...and wait...and wait."
As Time Goes By performed by Dooley Wilson
"I was misinformed"
Capt. Renault: "What in heavens name brought you to Casablanca?"
Rick: "My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters."
Capt. Renault: "The waters? What waters? We're in the desert"
Rick: "I was misinformed."
Rick: "Here's looking at you kid."
Rick: "I stick my neck out for nobody"
"Play it Sam"
Ilsa: "Play it once, Sam. For old times sake."
Sam: "I don't know what you mean Ms. Ilsa"
Ilsa: "Play it Sam. Play "As time goes by"
Rick: "Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world.....she walks into mine"
"If she can stand it,..."
Rick: "You played it for her you can play it for me!"
Sam: "Well I don't think I can remember..."
Rick: "If she can stand it, I can. Play it!!"
"..the only cause..."
Rick: "Im not fighting for anything anymore except myself. I'm the only cause I'm interested in."
"...gamling is going on in here."
Rick:"How can they close me up? On what grounds?"
Capt. Renault: "I'm shocked. Shocked to find that gambling is going on in here."
Dealer at Rick's: "Your winnings, Sir"
Capt. Renault: "Ohh thank you very much. Everybody out at once"
"..no good at being noble..."
Rick: "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."
Rick: "If that plane leaves the ground and you're not with him you'll regret it."
Rick: "Maybe not today or maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life."
"..always have Paris."
Ilsa: "But what about us?"
Rick: "We'll always have Paris."
Capt. Renault: "Round up the usual suspects."
Rick: "Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship""