Stein says that while viewers enjoy the romance of “Casablanca,” standing up against evil—of the past or present—remains an important message conveyed by the film.
“They wanted audiences to feel that we must pull together to defeat evil, meaning the Nazis,” Stein says. “It’s an inspiring movie.”
Editors Comment: Hailed as the perfect Valentines Day movie, winning 3 Oscars and written BEFORE WWII. Casablanca was written by a Jew, produced by a Jew, directed by a Jew, screen play adaption written by a Communist and twin Jews – there are more but you get the point. Was this movie just an enormously profitable propaganda scam designed to soften Americans to enter WW2, a war they did not want?
Let’s read what expert historian John Wear has to say about the facts and fictions of Casablanca.
The story of Rick Blaine, a cynical world-weary ex-patriate who runs a nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco during the early stages of WWII. Despite the pressure he constantly receives from the local authorities, Rick’s cafe has become a kind of haven for refugees seeking to obtain illicit letters that will help them escape to America. But when Ilsa, a former lover of Rick’s, and her husband, show up to his cafe one day, Rick faces a tough challenge which will bring up unforeseen complications, heartbreak and ultimately an excruciating decision to make.
Wears War Movie Review – Casablanca A Classic
The movie Casablanca is a World War II propaganda film with a strong Allied bias. The movie portrays the Allies as the good guys and the Germans as the bad guys. The following are some examples of the distortions and biases in this movie:
1) The three protagonists in Casablanca are Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), Isla Lund (Ingrid Bergman), and Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). All three of these protagonists are forced to flee Paris to escape the aggressive and expansionist German military.
The facts: Germany had never wanted war with either Great Britain or France. After they declared war on Germany on September 3, 1939, both Great Britain and France refused reasonable peace offers from Germany and had been building up their military forces in preparation for an all-out offensive against Germany. Germany invaded France to prevent this Allied military offensive against Germany. (Source: Germany’s War, pp. 144, 451-453).
2) Victor Laszlo is portrayed as a heroic Czech resistance leader who effectively fought the Germans after Germany invaded Czechoslovakia.
The facts: Germany did not invade Czechoslovakia. Czechoslovakia had dissolved in March 1939 without any influence on the part of Germany. Czech President Emil Hácha on his own initiative asked to see Hitler in the hope of finding a solution for a hopeless crisis. (Source: Germany’s War, pp. 124-127).
3) Victor Laszlo talks as if Germany is out to conquer the world. Since Germany is out to conquer the world, Laszlo says that asking him why he does his work is like asking him why we breathe. Laszlo says if we stop breathing we die.
The facts: Germany was not out to conquer the world during World War II. Germany never had the resources or military to obtain world domination. Hitler was not even aware that his attack of Poland on September 1, 1939, would turn into anything more than a local conflict. If Hitler had known that his invasion of Poland would result in a major world war, he never would have invaded Poland. (Source: Germany’s War, p. 58).
4) Vichy police Captain Louis Renault says that the Americans made it into Berlin in 1918 during World War I.
The facts: The Americans never made it into Berlin in 1918. Faced with ever increasing American reinforcements of troops and supplies and a starvation blockade imposed by the Allies, Germany decided to end World War I by signing an armistice on November 11, 1918. (Source: Germany’s War, p. 108).
5) Casablanca shows numerous German uniformed troops in the city of Casablanca.
The facts: No uniformed German troops were ever stationed in Casablanca during World War II.
Wears War Movie Verdict for Casablanca:
Another epic fail for truth and justice.