Surprising Behind The Scenes Stories From Casablanca
“Casablanca”, an often-quoted staple of movie history, succeeded wildly despite a cavalcade of issues. The underdog script began life as a failed play, which Warner Bros. bought for a then-record $20,000. Despite its incredible success, trouble began brewing from the outset. The star, Humphrey Bogart, admitted [he] wasn’t “up on this love stuff and don’t know just what to do.” During filming, he also reportedly told Orson Welles, "I'm in the worst picture I've ever been in."
On top of that, the writer, Murray Burnett, had no interest in the actual Casablanca, ''I never had any desire to go there. Maybe I don't want to destroy the image of Casablanca which I created.'' In spite of these and many other aspects of the film going against it, the movie captivated audiences with incredible quotes, fiery chemistry, and immersive realism. As you’ll learn, none of those appeared likely during the making of “Casablanca”.