There are wondrous dialogues and unforgettable scenes like the famous ´Battle of Anthems´ within Rick´s Café, between German soldiers and French patriots singing the Marseillaise; the middle film scene in which Ilsa and Rick are in a Parisian café and on hearing the distant shells noise, Ilsa says: ´Is that cannon fire or my heart pounding? and ´Kiss me! Kiss me as if for the last time!´ and the scene in which Ilsa has just gone out and Rick is in his dining-room and asks Sam to play ´As time goes by´.
On the other hand, Casablanca is the film with more interesting and ingenious quotes ever shot, being remarkable:
Rick Blane: ´ I stick my neck out for nobody.´
Louis: ´ What in heaven´s name brought you to Casablanca?. ´
Rick: ´ My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters. ´
Louis: ´ The waters? What waters? We´re in the desert. ´
Rick: ´ I was misinformed. ´
Louis: ´ Rick, there are many extra visas sold in this café, but we know that you´ve never sold one.
That is the reason we permit you to stay open. ´
Rick: ´ Oh? I thought it was because I let you win at roulette. ´
Louis: ´ That is another reason. ´
Strasser: ´ Do you mind if I ask you some questions? Unofficially, of course. What is your nationality?. ´
Rick: ´ I´m a drunkard. ´
Strasser: ´ What about New York? ´
Rick: ´ Well, there are certain sectors of New York, Major, that I wouldn´t advise you to try to invade.´
Ilsa: ´ The whole world crumbling and we pick this time to fall in love.´
Rick: ´ Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.´
Louis: ´ We haven´t quite decided if he commited suicide or died trying to escape.´
Mr Ferrari: ´As the leader of all illegal activities in Casablanca, I´m an influential and respected man.´
Rick: ´ I´m not fighting for anything more except myself. I´m the only cause I´m interested in.´
Louis: ´ This place will never be the same without you, Ricky.
Rick: ´ I know what you mean. But I´ve already spoken with Ferrari. You´ll still win at roulette.´
Rick: ´ Remember this gun is pointed right at your heart.´
Louis: ´ That is my least vulnerable spot.´
And of course, the mythic sentences in the final scene on the airport, when Rick sacrificies his love for a noble cause.
Ilsa: ´ What about us?.´
Rick: ´ We´ll always have Paris. We didn´t have. We lost it until you came to Casablanca. We got it last night.´
Ilsa: ´ When I said that I would never leave you...´
Rick: ´ And you never will. But I´ve got a job to do, too. And where I´m going you can´t follow. What I´ve got to do, you can´t be a part of. Ilsa, I´m not good at being noble, but it doesn´t take much to see that the problems of three little people don´t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Some day you´ll understand that. Here´s looking at you, kid.´
Laszlo: ´ Welcome back to the fight. This time I know our side will win.´
Louis: ´ I´ll have to arrest you, of course.´
Rick: ´ As soon as the plane goes, Louis.´
Louis: ´ Round up the usual suspects.´
And the legendary theme ´As time goes by´, after the premiere of Casablanca, occupied during 21 consecutive weeks the first positions in the United Satates radiophonic hit parades.