The Morocco bar still holds the soul of Humphrey Bogart’s iconic fictional nightclub made famous after “Casablanca” hit the silver screen.
Moroccan port city entered the cultural imagination of United States in key Point in World War II, thanks to the volatile romance starring Ingrid Bergman as Ailsa Lund and Bogart as Rick Blaine. Just days after his initial examination on On November 26, 1942, American forces wrested Casablanca from Vichy control during Operation Torch, a series of of Allied landing in North Africa that helped change course of the war.
But Morocco was still under Vichy rule rule When was the movie madeSo director Michael Curtiz released his full-length masterpiece at Warner Bros. Studios in California.
decades later, former US diplomat Cathy Krieger opened a real- Live “Ric’ Cafe” in Casablanca itself tribute for the movie.
complete with Cocktails and piano, the place is styled on Blaine’s named bar became instant hit with tourists when it opened its doors in 2004.
“I had to come, even though I knew the movie wasn’t shot here,” said Wendy, a tourist from Vancouver. “The place he is unique experience, nostalgia and romance. You have to see it once in your life.”
Tourist Alexandra, from Spain, said she had not seen the film but was “fascinated” by the place.
“in imaginationThe city of Casablanca is associated with Rick’s Café. next To the old Casablanca city Feel like Walking back in time. Tables are set out on Two levels amid carved stucco columns in a traditional Moroccan way.
“It’s not an exact copy of coffee in the film ” restaurant manager and pianist Issam Shabaa. The only thing that was perfectly reproduced in The end was her soul.”
Scattered inside with remind of The movie that inspired her – wrought iron candle holders, embroidered lampshades, jazz and blues music from the era, and posters of the movie. naturally , restaurant Featuring a piano, style one on Who was played by the character Dooley Wilson Sam “As Time Goes By” – Subject song of Rick and Elsa’s relationship.
“All that’s missing is a roulette wheel and a smoky atmosphere and drama of Irish Diner Tony said.
He and his comrades said they are not cinema Amateurs, but nonetheless they can read lines from the movie.
Quotes “We will always have Paris” onereferring to Blaine and Lund’s romance shortly before Nazi Germany invaded France in 1940.
Blaine reads Peer’s flat line as he convinces her to part ways with him, sacrificing their love affair help to her husbandczech resistance fighter, escape Nazis.
Casablanca gave a propaganda boost to the forces allied to its control of North Africa, which became a springboard for the liberation of Western Europe.
The film was released in the United States in January 1943 as President Roosevelt took part in Casablanca Conference in Prepare for This payment.
Historian Meredith Hindley, author of book on Wartime Casablanca said the film was “part of it of American war experience in a way This was never intended.”
“He. She just becomes part of American cultural fabric.
The movie stayed one of Hollywood’s most beloved act.
American drummer Naguib Saleem, who Perform at Rick’s Cafe for 15, she described as “immortal.”
“It will always be solid in Legend “.