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…






Rick:
That was some going-over your men gave my place. We just barely got cleaned up in time to open.

Renault:
Well, I told Major Strasser that he wouldn't find the letters here, but I told my men to be especially destructive. You know how that impresses Germans. [leans in] Rick. Have you got those letters?

Rick:
Louis, are you pro-Vichy or Free French?

Renault:
[smiling] Hmmph. Serves me right for asking a direct question. The subject is closed.

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