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Casablanca Frequently Asked Questions
Written by Diana Saenger   

Casablanca (1942) is such a well known and loved film, there is no end to the intrigue about it, it's filming and the stars who made it. See how much you know about this classic. Can you answer all of these without looking at the answers?

FAQ 1: What actor turned down the leading role in Casablanca that ultimately went to    Humphrey Bogart?

FAQ 2:  What kind of problem did Ingrid Bergman's height cause her   co-stars?

FAQ 3:  Who commissioned the poll that resulted in Bergman and Bogart being voted the second greatest on-screen couple of all time?

FAQ 4:  What was Humphrey Bogart's salary for Casablanca?

FAQ  5:  What was Ingrid Bergman's salary for Casablanca?


Victor Laszlo, Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca

Photo credit: Warner Home Video/Turner Entertainment


Answer 1: George Raft, who also turned down roles in High Sierra and The Maltese Falcon.  

Answer 2:   Both Humphrey Bogart and Claude Rains, had to wear lifts so as not to appear too short next to Bergman at 5' 10".

Answer 3:   The British chain store Woolworths.

Answer 4:   $2,200 a week.

Answer 5:   $25,000




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