Best of The Jewish Blogosphere- Humphrey Bogart Edition

My friend Robert enjoys providing Haveil Havalim with a new title. Each week we can depend on him to provide the rewrite and some Hollywood trivia. Today I decided to beat him to it with a tribute to one of my favorite actors, Humphrey Bogart.

Bogart made a number of excellent films that I could quote. But I’ll go for the old standby and give you a couple of quotes from Casablanca which is easily in my top five favorite movies.

Captain Renault: What in heaven’s name brought you to Casablanca?
Rick: My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters.
Captain Renault: The waters? What waters? We’re in the desert.
Rick: I was misinformed.


Rick: Last night we said a great many things. You said I was to do the thinking for both of us. Well, I’ve done a lot of it since then, and it all adds up to one thing: you’re getting on that plane with Victor where you belong.

Ilsa: But, Richard, no, I… I…
Rick: Now, you’ve got to listen to me! You have any idea what you’d have to look forward to if you stayed here? Nine chances out of ten, we’d both wind up in a concentration camp. Isn’t that true, Louie?
Captain Renault: I’m afraid Major Strasser would insist.
Ilsa: You’re saying this only to make me go.
Rick: I’m saying it because it’s true. Inside of us, we both know you belong with Victor. You’re part of his work, the thing that keeps him going. If that plane leaves the ground and you’re not with him, you’ll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.
Ilsa: But what about us?
Rick: We’ll always have Paris. We didn’t have, we, we lost it until you came to Casablanca. We got it back last night.
Ilsa: When I said I would never leave you.
Rick: And you never will. But I’ve got a job to do, too. Where I’m going, you can’t follow. What I’ve got to do, you can’t be any part of. Ilsa, I’m no good at being noble, but it doesn’t take much to see that the problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you’ll understand that. Now, now… Here’s looking at you kid.

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  1. Jack's Shack September 18, 2007 at 5:05 am

    It is worth seeing.

  2. Liorah-Lleucu September 18, 2007 at 12:00 am

    Honestly, I’ve never seen it.

  3. Jack's Shack September 17, 2007 at 3:29 am


    It is a movie, a fabulous movie.

  4. Liorah-Lleucu September 16, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    Such melodrama. Lesson for women – never let a man do your thinking for you.

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