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Watch In 'Casablanca'

Post by koimaster » October 24th 2021, 7:20pm

The Golden Age of Hollywood was a different time. Back then they had a system – and assembly line structure – for making pictures. Nowadays we've come to know it, fittingly, as the "Hollywood System." The major studios, namely Warner Bros., Paramount, 20th Century Fox, and RKO, ran Los Angeles by way of sprawling studio backlots. Each studio had a stable of actors on contract, with directors-for-hire who churned out production after production.

In 1942, a film was put into development based on a stage play called Everybody Comes to Rick's. On paper nothing was particularly special about this film. A competent director was hired in Michael Curtiz, and the film was to be shot on the Warner Brothers backlot. After failing to secure actor George Raft, the first option for the leading role of Rick Blaine, the studio settled on Humphrey Bogart, whose only real leading role had come a year earlier in John Huston's directorial debut, The Maltese Falcon.

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