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5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Casablanca' On Its 70th Anniversary

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 26, 2012 1:57 PM
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A little over 70 years ago, Allied troops had invaded and freed French North Africa from Nazi occupation. And aside from helping to turn the tide of the war, it proved to be something of a boon for Warner Bros. as the company had just completed a film called "Casablanca," which was set among the resistance movement in the Moroccan city under German occupation. The film hadn't been greenlit with high hopes and was generally seen as something of filler material, intended to cash in on the recent success of the now-mostly-forgotten "Algiers."

Warner Bros. Possibly Interested In 'Casablanca' Sequel From Original Writer Howard Koch

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2012 9:37 AM
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If there is one movie that Warner Bros. prizes and loves above all others in their catalog, it's "Casablanca." The classic movie that even people who don't like classic movies adore, it has become an American cinematic institution, and a film that WB has re-re-re-re-released countless times on home video over the years. The film endures as one of the all time greats, so of course, that means sequels and followups have been tossed around for years.

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