“Casablanca” is regarded today as one of the most beloved movies of all time, but no one involved in the making of the film thought they had a classic on their hands. A production marred by chaos, the film was shot amid the very conflict depicted in the script. In this episode, we will take a look at how the plot of a play that was never produced combined with an unlikely leading man, a Swedish actress who wasn’t impressed with the screenplay, a director with poor command of the English language and real refugees from Hitler’s Europe came together to make the most enduring of all classic Hollywood films!

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