Casablanca

Casablanca
During the days of World War II, world worn Rick Blaine runs a nightclub known for drinking, gambling, and deal making, in Casablanca, Morocco. As German forces have Rick’s club in their sights, Ilsa Lund, his former flame, arrives with her husband, Victor Laszlo, wanted by the Nazi regime. As Rick battles for his nightclub to stay open, he also holds the fate of Ilsa and her husband in his hands. Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching “Casablanca”.

· At the beginning of the movie, the man with the expired papers runs and is shot near the wall in front of him. There is no one standing in the corner of the archway as he falls. There also isn’t anything under the sign on the wall. In the following close-up, there is now a woman leaning against the wall and the small stool that was inside the archway is now sitting under the sign on the wall along with a ceramic jar.

· Annina, the newlywed, arrives at the club and is directed to Rick’s table by Captain Renault. Annina pleads to Rick for an exit visa. In the front view of Annina (left side view of Rick) as she talks about how difficult traveling is, Rick is shown picking up his drink in his right hand and taking a sip. It cuts to a front view of Rick and he’s now holding his cigarette in his right hand.

· With Rick’s help, Annina’s husband wins at the roulette table. Rick is leaving the room as Annina walks up and hugs him. In the close-up, rear view of Rick (front view of Annina), when she embraces him, Annina’s hands are only on the back of his shoulders. The scene cuts to a wider view and her arms are wrapped around him with her hands on the back of his neck.

· After Renault closes Rick’s club, Carl is going over Rick’s finances. In the first, wider view, when Carl tells him he’s in critical shape, Carl has his glasses up, straddling his forehead. It cuts to a closer view when Rick asks,
“How long can I afford to stay closed?”, and Carl’s glasses are down, over his eyes.

· Rick is talking to Renault about leaving Casablanca with Ilsa. Rick’s hat is on Renault’s desk throughout the scene. It cuts to a front view of Rick when he comments, “She probably knows things that Strasser would like to know.”, and he’s holding his hat in his right hand and proceeds to put the hat on Renault’s desk.

“Casablanca” (1942) stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Dooley Wilson, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, S.Z. Sakall and Madeleine Lebeau. It runs 102 minutes and is rated PG for mild violence.

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