They came from Paris and throughout Europe to find refuge in Casablanca Morocco located in North Africa, with hopes of getting to America. The movie exploits the story of love, of war, and of underground resistance. In 1942 the German Nazi marched into Paris, France causing many people to migrate to Casablanca. During WWII both the French and the German armies occupied Casablanca. The Germans had the final say of who could receive passports to America. Therefore, very few were allowed to leave and passports were impossible to come by. Everyone was a suspect of belonging to the resistance.
Rick Blaine meets Ilsa Lund and falls in love as the Germans were occupying Paris. Rick, Ilsa and Sam the piano player from Rick’s nightclub in Paris plan to leave on the last train out of Paris. Ilsa never leaves Paris on that train.
Rick started over and opened the most popular nightclub in Casablanca called Rick’s. Rick’s is were the Germans, the French, and the elite meet to eat, drink, and enjoy Sam’s piano playing. Rick Blaine became the go to person and very important to the people trying to leave for America. One evening after Rick had come to terms about his lost love, a Mr. and Mrs. Victor Lund arrived at Rick’s in Casablanca. Victor Lund is a leader for the French Resistance and is married to Ilsa. Ilsa asked Sam to play “As Time Goes By”. Rick had instructed Sam to never play that song again. When Rick hears the song he runs into the lounge and sees Ilsa. As Rick and Ilsa renew their friendship and profess their love; Rick learned that when he fell in love with Ilsa she was married. Victor had been in a German camp for over a year.
As time goes by people in Casablanca are rounded up and accused of murdering German officers and aligning with the Resistance. There are two passports that a German officer has signed and the entire German army in Casablanca is in Rick’s nightclub searching for the passports. Rick and Ilsa want to use the passports...