Analysis - Setting

Casablanca in unoccupied French territory in the Second World War is the gateway to freedom from Nazi-controlled Europe. Migrants, refugees and rebels have congregated here to seek the elusive exit visas to leave for America. It is a lawless border-town where life is cheap and everything is bartered or bribed for on the black-market. For someone like Richard Blaine, owner of a popular nightspot, an American with a known record of supporting underdog rebellions, and an outsider who would be shot on sight if he set foot in occupied Europe, staying neutral in Casablanca is not just good business, it is the only way to survive. But he does not seem to covet the exit visas that are traded in his cafe that would be his ticket home to America, preferring to remain anonymous amidst the chaos where life will not make any demands of him aside from the cold, hard business of survival.

[Scene - Related] German couriers are murdered (5 min) - The usual suspects are rounded up indiscriminately and shot if they resist.

[Scene - Related] Rick hides the exit visas (10 min) - Rick’s is host to black-market bartering and frustrated waiting.

Analysis - Quotes

Comic relief comes from gallows humour as well as buffoonery in the officer corps and misfits in Rick's staff.

[Scene - Related] German couriers are murdered (5 min) - - tourist "we hear very little, we understand even less" - Renault "given the serious nature of the crime, we are rounding up twice the number of suspects", "the suspect will be caught at Rick's, everyone goes to Rick's"

[Scene - Related] Rick hides the exit visas (10 min) - - Professor "the leading banker is our pastry chef, and his father is the bell boy" - Ugarte "I bribed myself, I found myself more reasonable" - Sasha "for you, I shut up, because Yvonne, I love you" "Yvonne, I love you, but he pays me"

[Scene - Related] Renault warns Rick (5 min) - - Renault "how extravagant you are, throwing away women like that. some day, they may be scarce." - Rick "when it comes to women, you are a true democrat" - Renault "if he gets a word in, it'll be a major Italian victory" - Rick "I thought it was because I let you win at roulette" Renault "that is another reason" - Renault "in Casablanca I am master of my own fate" Rick "you were saying?" - Renault "make it ten, I am only a poor corrupt official" - Rick "I stick my neck out for nobody" Renault "a wise foreign policy"

[Scene - Related] Rick meets Ilsa (10 min) - - Renault "it's a little game we play, they put it on the bill, I tear up the bill. it's very convenient." - Victor "one hears a great deal about Rick in Casablanca." Rick "and about Victor Laslo everywhere." "we all try, you succeed." - Renault "well! a precedent is being broken." "another precedent gone, this has been a very interesting evening"

[Scene - Related] Paris (10 min) - - Rick "of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine." - Rick "who are you really, and what were you before? what did you do and what did you think?"

[Scene - Related] Interrogation (3 min) - - Renault "you mustn't underestimate American blundering, I was with them when they blundered into Berlin in 1918." - "excuse me Captain, another visa problem has come up." Renault "show her in."

[Scene - Related] Blue Parrot (6 min) - - vendor "for friends of Rick's we have a small discount." "for special friends of Rick's we have a special discount." - Ferrari "it'd take a miracle to get you out. the Germans have outlawed miracles."

[Scene - Related] Rick's is shut down (15min) - - Professor "here you are Monsieur Rick, you are getting to be your best customer." - Renault "well, drinking! I'm very pleased with you. Now you're beginning to live like a Frenchman." - Rick "so Yvonne has gone over to the enemy." Renault "who knows, in her own way she might constitute an entire second front." - customers "what watch?" "ten watch." "such much?" Professor "you will get along beautifully in America." - young woman "my husband's with me too." Rick "he is? Captain Renault is getting broad-minded." - young woman "what kind of man is Captain Renault?" Rick "just like any other man, only more so." - customer "are you sure this place is honest?" Professor "honest? as honest as the day is long." - Rick "how we doing tonight?" Emil "a couple of thousand less than I thought we would be." - young woman "Monsieur Rick." Rick "he's just a lucky guy." - Renault "I'm shocked, shocked to find there is gambling going on in here." Emil "your winnings, sir." Renault "Oh thank you very much."

[Scene - Related] After hours (15 min) - - Rick "I'm not fighting for anything anymore, except myself. I'm the only cause I'm interested in." - Rick "I wouldn't bring up Paris. It's poor salesmanship." - Rick "it's still a story without an ending." - Ilsa "I don't know what's right any longer. You will have to think for both of us. For all of us." - Victor "You know what you sound like? Like a man who's convincing himself of something he doesn't believe." - Victor "I wonder if you know you are trying to escape from yourself." Rick "You seem to know all about my destiny." - Rick "You love her that much?" - Rick "It seems destiny has taken a hand."

[Scene - Related] The real goodbye (10 min) - - Rick "in Sam's piano." Renault "serves me right for not being musical." - Rick "Sit down. I don't want to shoot you, but if you take one more step, I will." Renault "Under the circumstances, I will sit down." - Rick "Remember, the gun is pointed at your heart." Renault "That is my least vulnerable spot." - Rick "Where I go, you can't follow. What I do, you can't be any part of." "I'm not good at being noble. But it doesn't take much to see that our problems don't amount to a hill o beans in this crazy world." - Victor "Welcome back to the fight. This time I know our side will win." - Renault "Major Strasser has been shot. Round up the usual suspects." - Renault "You are not only a sentimentalist, but you've become a patriot." Rick "Maybe. It seemed like a good time to start." Renault "I think perhaps you are right." - Rick "Louis. I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."


Plot - Escape

Will Victor Laslo escape Casablanca? As a leader of the resistance movement, his escape would be a victory against the Nazis.

[Scene - Neutral] Renault warns Rick (5 min) - Rick bets on Victor’s escape.

[Scene - Decelerate] Rick meets Ilsa (10 min) - Victor is ordered to attend to an interrogation with Strasser, learns that Ugarte has been captured, and is followed.

[Scene - Decrease] Interrogation (3 min) - Renault and Strasser threaten Victor, telling him they have killed Ugarte.

[Scene - Decrease] Blue Parrot (6 min) - Ferrari cannot help Victor.

[Scene - Decelerate] Rick's is shut down (15min) - Rick does not sell the visas to Victor. Strasser threatens Victor's life.

[Scene - Failure] After hours (15 min) - Victor is arrested.

[Scene - Neutral] The goodbye (3 min) - Victor is released.

[Scene - Success] The real goodbye (10 min) - Victor and Ilsa escape Casablanca.

Plot - Patriot

Rick abandoned the cause when Ilsa left him with a broken heart. Will he find his humanity again and rejoin the cause?

[Scene - Increase] Renault warns Rick (5 min) - Rick bets on Victor’s escape.

[Scene - Neutral] Renault captures Ugarte (5 min) - Rick does not help Ugarte, Rick claims neutrality.

[Scene - Increase] Rick meets Ilsa (10 min) - Rick breaks his habit of not drinking with customers and picks up the bill. Rick commends Victor for his war effort.

[Scene - Increase] Paris (10 min) - Rick is on the Nazi's blacklist.

[Scene - Accelerate] Rick's is shut down (15min) - Rick helps a young woman avoid cheating on her husband. Rick allows Victor to lead the patrons in singing La Marseillaise.

[Scene - Decelerate] After hours (15 min) - Rick refuses to give Ilsa the exit visas for Victor. Rick watches as Victor is arrested.

[Scene - Decrease] The goodbye (3 min) - Rick plans to get Victor locked up for good.

[Scene - Success] The real goodbye (10 min) - Rick helps Victor escape. Rick shoots Strasser.

Plot - Love

Will Rick and Ilsa rekindle their love? Their love came to them in middle-age, amidst turmoil of war, and was measured in days. But its power endured. Its end led Ilsa back to her responsibilities in the war; its souring led to Rick to live as a hermit.

[Scene - Increase] Rick meets Ilsa (10 min) - Rick meets Ilsa.

[Scene - Success] Paris (10 min) - Rick and Ilsa are in love in Paris, they are ready to escape together. Rick proposes to Ilsa.

[Scene - Decelerate] Drunk encounter (3 min) - Rick mocks Ilsa and accuses her of sleeping around.

[Scene - Decelerate] Blue Parrot (6 min) - Ilsa never wants to see Rick again, Rick prepositions her.

[Scene - Decrease] Rick's is shut down (15min) - Rick refuses to help Victor because Ilsa hurt his feelings.

[Scene - Success] After hours (15 min) - Ilsa tells Rick the truth. He believes her. Ilsa does not want to leave Rick again, she puts her life in his hands.

[Scene - Failure] The real goodbye (10 min) - Rick sends Ilsa away with Victor.


Theme - Trust

The firm belief in someone or something. A rare commodity in Casablanca, where life is cheap.

[Scene - Contradiction] German couriers are murdered (5 min) - The pickpocket befriends the tourists in order to rob them.

[Scene - Expression] Rick hides the exit visas (10 min) - Ugarte entrusts Rick with the visas despite Rick’s disdain for his black-market dealings. Sam sticks with Rick. Rick forgives Emil for losing money.

[Scene - Contrary] Renault captures Ugarte (5 min) - Rick does not help Ugarte.

[Scene - Embodiment] Paris (10 min) - Rick and Ilsa are ready to escape together.

[Scene - Contradiction] Drunk encounter (3 min) - Rick calls Ilsa a liar.

[Scene - Expression] Interrogation (3 min) - Victor refuses to betray the cause. Ilsa stands by Victor.

[Scene - Expression] Blue Parrot (6 min) - Ilsa will not leave Casablanca without Victor.

[Scene - Contradiction] Rick's is shut down (15min) - Rick betrays Renault's trust and helps the young woman win her exit visa.

[Scene - Negation] After hours (15 min) - Rick believes Ilsa would say anything to get the visas. Ilsa betrays Victor and will stay with Rick.

[Scene - Embodiment] The real goodbye (10 min) - Renault helps Rick escape.

Theme - Love

An intense feeling of deep affection between two people.

[Scene - Contrary] Rick hides the exit visas (10 min) - Rick spurns Yvonne and sends her home.

[Scene - Expression] Rick meets Ilsa (10 min) - Ilsa asks Sam about Rick.

[Scene - Contrary] Paris (10 min) - Rick tries to deal with Ilsa's reappearance.

[Scene - Contradiction] Drunk encounter (3 min) - Rick belittles Ilsa's love.

[Scene - Contradiction] Blue Parrot (6 min) - Rick calls Ilsa a whore and propositions her. Ilsa refuses to leave Casablanca without Victor, Victor professes his love for her.

[Scene - Negation] Rick's is shut down (15min) - A young woman contemplates cheating on her husband in order to help him escape Casablanca.

[Scene - Embodiment] After hours (15 min) - Ilsa's love wins Rick back. Victor asks Rick to take Ilsa to safety.

[Scene - Embodiment] The real goodbye (10 min) - Rick sacrifices his happiness for Ilsa.


Character - Rick

A jaded patriot who gave up the cause after being betrayed by the love of his life, Ilsa.

[Scene - Related] Rick hides the exit visas (10 min) - Rick hides the exit visas for Ugarte.

[Scene - Related] Renault warns Rick (5 min) - Rick bets on Victor’s escape.

[Scene - Related] Renault captures Ugarte (5 min) - Rick does not help Ugarte, Rick claims neutrality.

[Scene - Related] Rick meets Ilsa (10 min) - Rick meets Ilsa.

[Scene - Related] Paris (10 min) - Rick drinks and tries to deal with Ilsa's reappearance. Rick is in love with Ilsa in Paris. He is abandoned at the train station.

[Scene - Related] Drunk encounter (3 min) - Rick mocks Ilsa.

[Scene - Related] Blue Parrot (6 min) - Rick demands an answer from Ilsa, failing, he propositions her.

[Scene - Related] Rick's is shut down (15min) - Rick refuses to sell the visas to Victor. Rick allows his band to help Victor defy the Germans.

[Scene - Related] After hours (15 min) - Rick believes Ilsa, Ilsa wins him back.

[Scene - Related] The goodbye (3 min) - Rick convinces Renault to let Victor go. Rick sells his cafe to Ferrari.

[Scene - Related] The real goodbye (10 min) - Rick sends Ilsa away with Victor. Rick shoots Strasser.

Character - Renault

The French police prefect of Casablanca. He maintains order in Casablanca mostly to enrich himself.

[Scene - Related] German couriers are murdered (5 min) - Renault welcomes Strasser and assures him the murderer will be caught.

[Scene - Related] Renault warns Rick (5 min) - Renault intimidates Rick to stay neutral.

[Scene - Related] Renault captures Ugarte (5 min) - Renault captures Ugarte.

[Scene - Related] Rick meets Ilsa (10 min) - Renault invites Victor to an interrogation and has Victor followed.

[Scene - Related] Interrogation (3 min) - Renault threatens Victor.

[Scene - Related] Rick's is shut down (15min) - Renault shuts down Rick's.

[Scene - Related] The goodbye (3 min) - Renault lets Victor go.

[Scene - Related] The real goodbye (10 min) - Renault informs Strasser of the escape plan.

Character - Strasser

Nazi officer who comes to Casablanca to ensure the capture of resistance leader Victor Laslo.

[Scene - Related] German couriers are murdered (5 min) - Strasser arrives in Casablanca.

[Scene - Related] Renault captures Ugarte (5 min) - Strasser interrogates Rick.

[Scene - Related] Rick meets Ilsa (10 min) - Strasser intimidates Victor.

[Scene - Related] Interrogation (3 min) - Strasser tries to bribe and then threaten Victor.

[Scene - Related] Rick's is shut down (15min) - Strasser asks Renault to shut down Rick's.

[Scene - Related] The real goodbye (10 min) - Rick shoots Strasser.

Character - Ugarte

Black-market smuggler, turns out to be a rebel.

[Scene - Related] Rick hides the exit visas (10 min) - Ugarte tries to convince Rick to help him hide the exit visas.

[Scene - Related] Renault captures Ugarte (5 min) - Ugarte fails to escape.

Character - Victor

The war hero who is married to Ilsa and trying to escape the Germans.

[Scene - Related] Rick meets Ilsa (10 min) - Victor can’t find Ugarte, is ordered to an interrogation with Strasser, and is followed.

[Scene - Related] Interrogation (3 min) - Victor refuses to cooperate with Strasser.

[Scene - Related] Blue Parrot (6 min) - Victor tries to get an exit visa for Ilsa.

[Scene - Related] Rick's is shut down (15min) - Victor fails to buy the visas from Rick. Victor leads the cafe patrons to defy the Germans.

[Scene - Related] After hours (15 min) - Victor asks Rick to take Ilsa away to safety. Victor is arrested.

[Scene - Related] The real goodbye (10 min) - Victor thanks Rick.

Character - Ilsa

The love interest of Rick, who is torn between her love and her duty.

[Scene - Related] Rick meets Ilsa (10 min) - Ilsa inquires after Rick. Ilsa asks Sam to sing.

[Scene - Related] Paris (10 min) - Ilsa is in love with Rick in Paris. Ilsa abandons Rick at the train station.

[Scene - Related] Drunk encounter (3 min) - Ilsa tries to tell Rick the truth.

[Scene - Related] Interrogation (3 min) - Ilsa stands by Victor.

[Scene - Related] Blue Parrot (6 min) - Ilsa never wants to see Rick again. Ilsa refuses to leave Casablanca without Victor.

[Scene - Related] After hours (15 min) - Ilsa wins Rick back with her love. Ilsa puts her life in Rick's hands. Ilsa asks Rick to help Victor leave by himself.

[Scene - Related] The real goodbye (10 min) - Ilsa leaves with Victor.

Character - Sam

Rick's partner in the cafe business. A piano player and rare friend.

[Scene - Related] Rick hides the exit visas (10 min) - Sam refuses to leave Rick.

[Scene - Related] Rick meets Ilsa (10 min) - Sam asks Ilsa to leave Rick alone.

[Scene - Related] Paris (10 min) - Sam stays with Rick. Sam asks Rick to run away from Ilsa.

Character - Ferrari

Black-market merchant and a fellow cafe owner who wants Rick to join him in illicit business.

[Scene - Related] Rick hides the exit visas (10 min) - Ferrari offers to buy Rick's cafe, then offers to buy Sam.

[Scene - Related] Blue Parrot (6 min) - Ferrari offers to sell the exit visas for Rick. Ferrari refuses to help Victor but offers him a tip.

[Scene - Related] The goodbye (3 min) - Rick sells his cafe to Ferrari.


Scene - German couriers are murdered (5 min)

Anyone wishing to escape imprisoned Europe through Casablanca requires an exit visa. Couriers are murdered while delivering documents and police round up the usual suspects. One tries to run and is shot dead; he turns out to be an anti-Nazi rebel. A pickpocket explains the commotion to tourists, and then robs them. Nazi officer Strasser arrives to monitor the murder investigation. Police prefect Renault welcomes him and promises to capture the culprit that night at Rick's Cafe.

[Analysis - Related] Setting - The usual suspects are rounded up indiscriminately and shot if they resist.

[Analysis - Related] Quotes - - tourist "we hear very little, we understand even less" - Renault "given the serious nature of the crime, we are rounding up twice the number of suspects", "the suspect will be caught at Rick's, everyone goes to Rick's"

[Theme - Contradiction] Trust - The pickpocket befriends the tourists in order to rob them.

[Character - Related] Renault - Renault welcomes Strasser and assures him the murderer will be caught.

[Character - Related] Strasser - Strasser arrives in Casablanca.


Scene - Rick hides the exit visas (10 min)

Rick's Cafe is bustling with diverse European migrants. They are unable to leave for lack of exit visas and wile their time away gambling, bartering and scheming. Rick’s staff keep nosy customers away from their elusive boss. Rick denies entry to a professional German gambler. Ugarte tries to convince Rick to help him hide the exit visas. Rick hides the visas in Sam’s piano. Rick turns down Ferrari’s offer to buy his cafe and partner in refugee smuggling. Sam sticks with Rick over Ferrari. Rick spurns Yvonne and sends her home.

[Analysis - Related] Setting - Rick’s is host to black-market bartering and frustrated waiting.

[Analysis - Related] Quotes - - Professor "the leading banker is our pastry chef, and his father is the bell boy" - Ugarte "I bribed myself, I found myself more reasonable" - Sasha "for you, I shut up, because Yvonne, I love you" "Yvonne, I love you, but he pays me"

[Theme - Expression] Trust - Ugarte entrusts Rick with the visas despite Rick’s disdain for his black-market dealings. Sam sticks with Rick. Rick forgives Emil for losing money.

[Theme - Contrary] Love - Rick spurns Yvonne and sends her home.

[Character - Related] Rick - Rick hides the exit visas for Ugarte.

[Character - Related] Ugarte - Ugarte tries to convince Rick to help him hide the exit visas.

[Character - Related] Sam - Sam refuses to leave Rick.

[Character - Related] Ferrari - Ferrari offers to buy Rick's cafe, then offers to buy Sam.


Scene - Renault warns Rick (5 min)

Renault fails to get Rick to divulge why Rick does not want to go back to America. Rick assures Renault he won’t interfere with the upcoming arrest. Renault warns Rick not to help Victor Laslo. Rick bets that Victor will escape. Renault discloses Rick’s rebel war record and asks Rick to remain neutral.

[Analysis - Related] Quotes - - Renault "how extravagant you are, throwing away women like that. some day, they may be scarce." - Rick "when it comes to women, you are a true democrat" - Renault "if he gets a word in, it'll be a major Italian victory" - Rick "I thought it was because I let you win at roulette" Renault "that is another reason" - Renault "in Casablanca I am master of my own fate" Rick "you were saying?" - Renault "make it ten, I am only a poor corrupt official" - Rick "I stick my neck out for nobody" Renault "a wise foreign policy"

[Plot - Neutral] Escape - Rick bets on Victor’s escape.

[Plot - Increase] Patriot - Rick bets on Victor’s escape.

[Character - Related] Rick - Rick bets on Victor’s escape.

[Character - Related] Renault - Renault intimidates Rick to stay neutral.


Scene - Renault captures Ugarte (5 min)

Renault captures Ugarte to impress Strasser. Rick rebuffs Ugarte’s pleas for help. Strasser interrogates Rick. Renault defends Rick’s neutrality. Strasser presses Rick about his rebel record, Rick claims he is impartial.

[Plot - Neutral] Patriot - Rick does not help Ugarte, Rick claims neutrality.

[Theme - Contrary] Trust - Rick does not help Ugarte.

[Character - Related] Rick - Rick does not help Ugarte, Rick claims neutrality.

[Character - Related] Renault - Renault captures Ugarte.

[Character - Related] Strasser - Strasser interrogates Rick.

[Character - Related] Ugarte - Ugarte fails to escape.


Scene - Rick meets Ilsa (10 min)

Victor Laslo and Ilsa arrive at the Cafe to look for Ugarte. Berger, a rebel, greets Victor. Renault greets Victor and Ilsa. Ilsa inquires about Rick. Renault praises Rick. Strasser threatens Victor. Renault orders Victor and Ilsa to visit his office for an interrogation. Berger tells Victor Ugarte has been captured. Berger invites Victor to an underground rebel meeting. Sam asks Ilsa to leave Rick alone. Ilsa asks Sam to play As Time Goes By. Rick stops Sam. Rick meets Ilsa. Renault introduce Rick to Ilsa and Victor. Rick joins them and picks up the bill. Renault orders Victor and Ilsa followed.

[Analysis - Related] Quotes - - Renault "it's a little game we play, they put it on the bill, I tear up the bill. it's very convenient." - Victor "one hears a great deal about Rick in Casablanca." Rick "and about Victor Laslo everywhere." "we all try, you succeed." - Renault "well! a precedent is being broken." "another precedent gone, this has been a very interesting evening"

[Plot - Decelerate] Escape - Victor is ordered to attend to an interrogation with Strasser, learns that Ugarte has been captured, and is followed.

[Plot - Increase] Patriot - Rick breaks his habit of not drinking with customers and picks up the bill. Rick commends Victor for his war effort.

[Plot - Increase] Love - Rick meets Ilsa.

[Theme - Expression] Love - Ilsa asks Sam about Rick.

[Character - Related] Rick - Rick meets Ilsa.

[Character - Related] Renault - Renault invites Victor to an interrogation and has Victor followed.

[Character - Related] Strasser - Strasser intimidates Victor.

[Character - Related] Victor - Victor can’t find Ugarte, is ordered to an interrogation with Strasser, and is followed.

[Character - Related] Ilsa - Ilsa inquires after Rick. Ilsa asks Sam to sing.

[Character - Related] Sam - Sam asks Ilsa to leave Rick alone.


Scene - Paris (10 min)

Rick drinks and waits for Ilsa. Sam tries to convince him to leave. Rick asks Sam to play As Time Goes By. Rick remembers his time with Ilsa in Paris. Rick asks Ilsa why there is no other man in her life. Ilsa tells him there was, and he is dead. The Germans march toward Paris. Rick and Ilsa prepare to leave Paris by train. Rick proposes to Ilsa. Ilsa does not show up, she writes Rick that he will never see her again.

[Analysis - Related] Quotes - - Rick "of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine." - Rick "who are you really, and what were you before? what did you do and what did you think?"

[Plot - Increase] Patriot - Rick is on the Nazi's blacklist.

[Plot - Success] Love - Rick and Ilsa are in love in Paris, they are ready to escape together. Rick proposes to Ilsa.

[Theme - Embodiment] Trust - Rick and Ilsa are ready to escape together.

[Theme - Contrary] Love - Rick tries to deal with Ilsa's reappearance.

[Character - Related] Rick - Rick drinks and tries to deal with Ilsa's reappearance. Rick is in love with Ilsa in Paris. He is abandoned at the train station.

[Character - Related] Ilsa - Ilsa is in love with Rick in Paris. Ilsa abandons Rick at the train station.

[Character - Related] Sam - Sam stays with Rick. Sam asks Rick to run away from Ilsa.


Scene - Drunk encounter (3 min)

Rick is drunk. Ilsa comes. Rick taunts Ilsa. Ilsa tries to tell Rick why she left him. Rick cuts her off and calls her a liar. Rick accuses Ilsa of sleeping around. Ilsa leaves.

[Plot - Decelerate] Love - Rick mocks Ilsa and accuses her of sleeping around.

[Theme - Contradiction] Trust - Rick calls Ilsa a liar.

[Theme - Contradiction] Love - Rick belittles Ilsa's love.

[Character - Related] Rick - Rick mocks Ilsa.

[Character - Related] Ilsa - Ilsa tries to tell Rick the truth.


Scene - Interrogation (3 min)

At Renault’s office, Stasser suspects that Rick has the exit visas. Rick and Ilsa arrive for their interrogation. Strasser tries to bribe Victor. Victor rejects his offer. Strasser and Renault threaten Victor and tell him they have killed Ugarte.

[Analysis - Related] Quotes - - Renault "you mustn't underestimate American blundering, I was with them when they blundered into Berlin in 1918." - "excuse me Captain, another visa problem has come up." Renault "show her in."

[Plot - Decrease] Escape - Renault and Strasser threaten Victor, telling him they have killed Ugarte.

[Theme - Expression] Trust - Victor refuses to betray the cause. Ilsa stands by Victor.

[Character - Related] Renault - Renault threatens Victor.

[Character - Related] Strasser - Strasser tries to bribe and then threaten Victor.

[Character - Related] Victor - Victor refuses to cooperate with Strasser.

[Character - Related] Ilsa - Ilsa stands by Victor.


Scene - Blue Parrot (6 min)

Ferrari offers to help Rick sell the exit visas. Victor comes to ask Ferrari for help. Rick demands an explanation from Ilsa. Ilsa never wants to see him again. Rick calls Ilsa a coward and propositions her. Ilsa tells Rick Victor is and was her husband and leaves. Ferrari offers to get an exit visa just for Ilsa, she refuses to leave Victor. Ferrari offers a tip to Victor to ask Rick for the exit visas.

[Analysis - Related] Quotes - - vendor "for friends of Rick's we have a small discount." "for special friends of Rick's we have a special discount." - Ferrari "it'd take a miracle to get you out. the Germans have outlawed miracles."

[Plot - Decrease] Escape - Ferrari cannot help Victor.

[Plot - Decelerate] Love - Ilsa never wants to see Rick again, Rick prepositions her.

[Theme - Expression] Trust - Ilsa will not leave Casablanca without Victor.

[Theme - Contradiction] Love - Rick calls Ilsa a whore and propositions her. Ilsa refuses to leave Casablanca without Victor, Victor professes his love for her.

[Character - Related] Rick - Rick demands an answer from Ilsa, failing, he propositions her.

[Character - Related] Victor - Victor tries to get an exit visa for Ilsa.

[Character - Related] Ilsa - Ilsa never wants to see Rick again. Ilsa refuses to leave Casablanca without Victor.

[Character - Related] Ferrari - Ferrari offers to sell the exit visas for Rick. Ferrari refuses to help Victor but offers him a tip.


Scene - Rick's is shut down (15min)

Rick drinks alone. A French soldier fights with a German soldier for dating Yvonne. Strasser asks Renault to consider killing Victor. A couple celebrates their imminent departure from Casablanca. A young woman asks Rick whether Renault will keep his word to help her if she sleeps with him. Rick says yes. She asks Rick whether her husband will hate her for cheating on him to make him happy. Rick says no one ever loved him that much and advises her to give up. Rick asks Emil to help the young woman’s husband win his payment to Renault. Victor and Ilsa arrive. Victor approaches Rick and offers a fortune for the visas. Rick refuses and tells Victor to ask Ilsa for the reason. The Germans sing, Victor leads other patrons sing La Marseillaise, Rick allows it. The Germans are beaten back. Strasser asks Renault to shut down Rick’s and he does. Strasser warns Ilsa that Victor will die in Casablanca.

[Analysis - Related] Quotes - - Professor "here you are Monsieur Rick, you are getting to be your best customer." - Renault "well, drinking! I'm very pleased with you. Now you're beginning to live like a Frenchman." - Rick "so Yvonne has gone over to the enemy." Renault "who knows, in her own way she might constitute an entire second front." - customers "what watch?" "ten watch." "such much?" Professor "you will get along beautifully in America." - young woman "my husband's with me too." Rick "he is? Captain Renault is getting broad-minded." - young woman "what kind of man is Captain Renault?" Rick "just like any other man, only more so." - customer "are you sure this place is honest?" Professor "honest? as honest as the day is long." - Rick "how we doing tonight?" Emil "a couple of thousand less than I thought we would be." - young woman "Monsieur Rick." Rick "he's just a lucky guy." - Renault "I'm shocked, shocked to find there is gambling going on in here." Emil "your winnings, sir." Renault "Oh thank you very much."

[Plot - Decelerate] Escape - Rick does not sell the visas to Victor. Strasser threatens Victor's life.

[Plot - Accelerate] Patriot - Rick helps a young woman avoid cheating on her husband. Rick allows Victor to lead the patrons in singing La Marseillaise.

[Plot - Decrease] Love - Rick refuses to help Victor because Ilsa hurt his feelings.

[Theme - Contradiction] Trust - Rick betrays Renault's trust and helps the young woman win her exit visa.

[Theme - Negation] Love - A young woman contemplates cheating on her husband in order to help him escape Casablanca.

[Character - Related] Rick - Rick refuses to sell the visas to Victor. Rick allows his band to help Victor defy the Germans.

[Character - Related] Renault - Renault shuts down Rick's.

[Character - Related] Strasser - Strasser asks Renault to shut down Rick's.

[Character - Related] Victor - Victor fails to buy the visas from Rick. Victor leads the cafe patrons to defy the Germans.


Scene - After hours (15 min)

Victor and Ilsa get back to their hotel. Victor tells Ilsa about Rick’s refusal to sell the visas and asks her if she wants to tell him why. Ilsa does not. Victor comforts Ilsa. Victor leaves for the underground meeting. The Professor tallies up Rick's finances for him and then leaves for the underground meeting. Ilsa waits for Rick in his room. Ilsa tries to get the exit visas from Rick. Rick thinks she is just using him again. Ilsa threatens Rick with a gun and Rick is unmoved. Ilsa tells Rick the truth: she thought Victor was dead in Paris, she still loves Rick and will stay with him. Ilsa asks Rick to help Victor leave Casablanca alone. The Professor and Victor escape from the meeting to the cafe. Rick asks the Professor to escort Ilsa home. Rick questions Victor's idealism. Victor questions Rick's ambivalence. Victor tells Rick he knows they are both in love with Ilsa and asks Rick to take Ilsa away to safety. The police come and arrest Victor.

[Analysis - Related] Quotes - - Rick "I'm not fighting for anything anymore, except myself. I'm the only cause I'm interested in." - Rick "I wouldn't bring up Paris. It's poor salesmanship." - Rick "it's still a story without an ending." - Ilsa "I don't know what's right any longer. You will have to think for both of us. For all of us." - Victor "You know what you sound like? Like a man who's convincing himself of something he doesn't believe." - Victor "I wonder if you know you are trying to escape from yourself." Rick "You seem to know all about my destiny." - Rick "You love her that much?" - Rick "It seems destiny has taken a hand."

[Plot - Failure] Escape - Victor is arrested.

[Plot - Decelerate] Patriot - Rick refuses to give Ilsa the exit visas for Victor. Rick watches as Victor is arrested.

[Plot - Success] Love - Ilsa tells Rick the truth. He believes her. Ilsa does not want to leave Rick again, she puts her life in his hands.

[Theme - Negation] Trust - Rick believes Ilsa would say anything to get the visas. Ilsa betrays Victor and will stay with Rick.

[Theme - Embodiment] Love - Ilsa's love wins Rick back. Victor asks Rick to take Ilsa to safety.

[Character - Related] Rick - Rick believes Ilsa, Ilsa wins him back.

[Character - Related] Victor - Victor asks Rick to take Ilsa away to safety. Victor is arrested.

[Character - Related] Ilsa - Ilsa wins Rick back with her love. Ilsa puts her life in Rick's hands. Ilsa asks Rick to help Victor leave by himself.


Scene - The goodbye (3 min)

Rick tries to convince Renault to let Victor go. Renault tells Rick he is powerless to help. Rick states he has the exit visas and intends to use them to leave Casablanca with Ilsa on the last plane of the day. Rick convinces Renault to let Victor go and to recapture him trying to escape Casablanca. Rick sells his cafe to Ferrari.

[Plot - Neutral] Escape - Victor is released.

[Plot - Decrease] Patriot - Rick plans to get Victor locked up for good.

[Character - Related] Rick - Rick convinces Renault to let Victor go. Rick sells his cafe to Ferrari.

[Character - Related] Renault - Renault lets Victor go.

[Character - Related] Ferrari - Rick sells his cafe to Ferrari.


Scene - The real goodbye (10 min)

Renault, Victor and Ilsa arrive at Rick's. Renault arrests Victor. Rick forces Renault to take them all to the airport. Renault informs Strasser. They arrive at the airport. Rick tells Renault to fill in Victor and Ilsa's names on the exit visas. Rick convinces Ilsa to go. Rick tells Victor Ilsa pretended to love him to help Victor. Strasser arrives. Rick shoots Strasser. Victor and Ilsa get away. Renault helps Rick get away.

[Analysis - Related] Quotes - - Rick "in Sam's piano." Renault "serves me right for not being musical." - Rick "Sit down. I don't want to shoot you, but if you take one more step, I will." Renault "Under the circumstances, I will sit down." - Rick "Remember, the gun is pointed at your heart." Renault "That is my least vulnerable spot." - Rick "Where I go, you can't follow. What I do, you can't be any part of." "I'm not good at being noble. But it doesn't take much to see that our problems don't amount to a hill o beans in this crazy world." - Victor "Welcome back to the fight. This time I know our side will win." - Renault "Major Strasser has been shot. Round up the usual suspects." - Renault "You are not only a sentimentalist, but you've become a patriot." Rick "Maybe. It seemed like a good time to start." Renault "I think perhaps you are right." - Rick "Louis. I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

[Plot - Success] Escape - Victor and Ilsa escape Casablanca.

[Plot - Success] Patriot - Rick helps Victor escape. Rick shoots Strasser.

[Plot - Failure] Love - Rick sends Ilsa away with Victor.

[Theme - Embodiment] Trust - Renault helps Rick escape.

[Theme - Embodiment] Love - Rick sacrifices his happiness for Ilsa.

[Character - Related] Rick - Rick sends Ilsa away with Victor. Rick shoots Strasser.

[Character - Related] Renault - Renault informs Strasser of the escape plan.

[Character - Related] Strasser - Rick shoots Strasser.

[Character - Related] Victor - Victor thanks Rick.

[Character - Related] Ilsa - Ilsa leaves with Victor.