Cast Three

Cast Three players lead the tape: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid. A striking point in the distribution of Casablanca is the wide variety of nationalities of the actors. In fact, only three of the actors with crs were American actors. Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine. The New Yorker Bogart was enshrined in the spotlight thanks to Casablanca. Early in his career, Bogart was typecast as a gangster, playing characters who were named as: Bugs, Rocks, Turkey, Whip, Chips, Gloves and Duke (twice). In the 1941 film High Sierra was allowed to play a role with some charisma, but certainly Rick was his first performance in a truly romantic role. Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa Lund. The official website mentions Bergman Ilsa as his “most famous and enduring role.” The actress’s Hollywood debut in Intermezzo Swedish in 1939, had been well received, but his later films were not anything special to Casablanca.Ebert calls her “luminous” and said the chemistry between her and Bogart: “she paints his face with his eyes.” Other actresses considered for the role of Ilsa had been Ann Sheridan, Hedy Lamarr and Mich le Morgan Wallis Bergman services purchased under a contract with David O. Selznick, in exchange for loaning Olivia de Havilland. Paul Henreid as Victor Laszlo. Henreid, Austrian actor who left his native country in 1935, initially rejected the role (as he felt that he “pigeonholed him forever,” according to statements by Pauline Kael), and only accepted when it was promised to lead the division with Bogart and Bergman. Henreid was not well liked by his fellow actors and, in fact, Bogart considered only “a mediocre actor”, while Bergman called Henreid a “prima donna.” The supporting actors were: Claude Rains, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre and Conrad Veidt.Claude Rains as Capt. Louis Renault. Rains, actor, London, oddly had served in the First World War, where he had actually reached the rank of captain. Also as an actor previously worked with Michael Curtiz on Robin Hood. Curtiz was his teacher and says that taught him “what not to do in camera.” Lord Sydney Greenstreet as Ferrari, owner of a club competition. He too was an English actor and had previously starred in The Maltese Falcon with Lorre and Bogart. Lord Peter Lorre as Ugarte. Lorre was an Austro-Hungarian Jewish actor who had worked in Germany, from which he emigrated after the Nazis came to power in 1933. He also had worked in The Maltese Falcon. Conrad Veas Major Strasser of the Luftwaffe.Veidt, German actor, had appeared in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, in 1920, before fleeing the Nazis (one week after marrying a Jewish woman), as well as in The Thief of Baghdad and other films. Other actors in the film crs were: Dooley Wilson, Joy Page, Madeleine LeBeau, SZ Sakall, Curt Bois, and John Qualen. Dooley Wilson as Sam. Wilson, American actor, was actually a drummer and could not play the piano. Hal Wallis previously considered the possibility to change the male figure of a female pianist (paper that could have been played by Hazel Scott and Ella Fitzgerald), and even after they had finished filming, Wallis continued to consider doubling the voice of Wilson it played songs. Joy Page as Annina Brandel, in the film a young Bulgarian refugee.Page, American actress, was the stepdaughter of the chairman of the studio, Jack Warner, and at the beginning thought that the script of Casablanca was “outdated” and was “stereotyped”. It had only seventeen and had just graduated from high school. Madeleine LeBeau as Yvonne, who in the film appear as Rick’s girlfriend for a very short time. LeBeau, French actress who had 21 years, was the second wife of actor Marcel Dalio, who was divorced while participating in the filming of the movie. SZ (or SK) Sakall as Carl, the waiter. Actor Hungarian Jew who had been forced to leave Germany in 1933 and participated regularly in films in his homeland until he fled Nazi persecution in 1939. Curtiz was friends since their days in Budapest. His three sisters died in Nazi concentration camps. Curt Bois as the pickpocket. Bois, German Jewish actor, was also a refugee.He had begun his career as a boy, in 1907 (and continue to act for nearly eighty years old). John Qualen as Berger, a character who appears as Rick contact with the Resistance.



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