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Casablanca is a picture starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman Bogart is playing the cynical Rick and Bergman is the amazingly beautiful Isla The setting for the picture is the unoccupied French Morocco city of Casablanca during World War II Thousands of refugees have fled Europe and many pass through Casablanca on their way to America Casablanca is a story of lost love found again during the hardest of times Rick is one of the few refugees who has voluntarily stayed put in Casablanca He owns a bar and proclaims loyalty to no one but himself often using the quote I stick my neck out of nobody His past is unclear yet there is a hint that he wasnt always as cynical as he appears Even though Rick states he sticks his neck out for no body it becomes obvious that Rick is a person who feels he must do what is right whenever he can When the crooked Chief of Police tries to get Rick involved in a scam to trade a beautiful young bride her innocence for a pass to America Rick ends up helping the womans husband win at the roulette table which is obviously rigged so that they would have enough money to buy a pass rather than to risk their love for one another Ricks partner throughout the movie is Sam Sam is Ricks friend the musical entertainment and ten percent owner of the bar It is odd that Sam and Rick are friends during this period of history During this time in America the civil rights movement was heating up and often created barriers between people of different ethnicities but apparently this wasnt something either Rick or Sam were concerned about Sam even turned down more money from a different bar to continue working with Rick The conflict in Casablanca was created by Ricks love for Isla who stood him up when he left from Paris and the
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