PG | | Drama, Romance, War
A cynical nightclub owner protects an old flame and her husband from Nazis in Morocco.
At one point it looked like there was going to be trouble casting a foreign actor in the part of Victor Laszlo. Herbert Marshall, Dean Jagger and Joseph Cotten were considered until Paul Henreid became available.
With the coming of the Second World War, many eyes in imprisoned Europe turned hopefully, or desperately, toward the freedom of the Americas. Lisbon became the great embarkation point. But, not everybody could get to Lisbon directly, and so a ...
French officer: To ...
The aerial shots of the airplane Major Strasser arrives in Casablanca are model shots of a single-engined Fokker F.VII. Only when the sequences of the airplane is on the ground taxiing to the airport terminal does it switch to a real Fokker Superuniversal. The Fokker F.VII was available in Europe as a single engined high wing monoplane beginning in 1924. Fokker later had his chief designer Reinhold Platz modify the plane in 1925 to a trimotor design. Some variants had the windscreen 'flush'(not integrated) with the leading edge of the wing. Later specimens had 'extended' windscreens bringing the cockpit forward of the leading edge. The Fokker Universal and it's successor Superuniversal had a squat profile with a somewhat rounded belly distinguishing them from their earlier cousin the F.VII. All in all while it's not impossible that the Germans would be flying a high official on an outdated Dutch airliner, it is HIGHLY IMPROBABLE that Strasser would be on a non-German non-metal aircraft.
A colorized version was shown on Australian TV and was released on VHS in the United States.
English, French, German, Italian
$181,494 (USA) (12 April 1992)
$1,024,560 (USA) (16 November 2017)
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