Casablanca

A Night in Casablanca may not qualify as a Marx Brothers classic, but it's certainly the best of their latter-day comedies. "This picture is funnier than all but a handful of their earlier ones," wrote the usually cantankerous Pauline Kael, and she's right. The Big Store would have been t…






Ugarte:
You despise me, don't you?

Rick:
If I gave you any thought, I probably would.

Ugarte:
But why? Oh, you object to the kind of business I do, huh? But think of all those poor refugees who must rot in this place if I didn't help them. Well that's not so bad. Through ways of my own, I provide them with exit visas.

Rick:
For a price, Ugarte. For a price.

Ugarte:
But think of all the poor devils who can't meet Renault's price. I get it for them for half. Is that so parasitic?

Rick:
I don't mind a parasite. I object to a cut-rate one.

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Ugarte:
You know, Rick, I have many a friend in Casablanca, but somehow, just because you despise me, you are the only one I trust.

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