A movie history: Casablanca (1942)

Paul Goldfinger still photograph from the 2020 movie “Curtiz.” It depicts the set at the Warner Brothers  lot in Burbank, California during filming of Casablanca (1942)


By Paul Goldfinger,  Editor, Blogfinger.net


The 2020 Hungarian film Curtiz was about the making of Casablanca in  1942 starring  Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.  The director was Michael Curtiz, an immigrant film director from Hungary.

The movie Casablanca had 11 Oscar nominations and won 3  Academy Awards  including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.

Michael Curtiz was a prolific director who made 180 films in his career.

The black and white film, Curtiz, about him, was fascinating.  It has been streaming recently.


“As Time Goes By” is performed by Dooley Wilson who played Sam in the movie.  He is seated at the piano, and Ingrid Bergman says, “Play it Sam.”   (Not “Play it again Sam”)