Festival Film Series
Warner Brothers (1942)
Thu, Aug 8, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
One of the most beloved American films, this captivating wartime adventure of romance and intrigue from director Michael Curtiz defies standard categorization. Simply put, it is the story of Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a world-weary ex-freedom fighter who runs a nightclub in Casablanca during the early part of WWII. Despite pressure from the local authorities, notably the crafty Capt. Renault (Claude Rains), Rick's café has become a haven for refugees looking to purchase illicit letters of transit which will allow them to escape to America. One day, to Rick's great surprise, he is approached by the famed rebel Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid) and his wife, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), Rick's true love who deserted him when the Nazis invaded Paris. She still wants Victor to escape to America, but now that she's renewed her love for Rick, she wants to stay behind in Casablanca. "You must do the thinking for both of us," she says to Rick. He does, and his plan brings the story to its satisfyingly logical, if not entirely happy, conclusion. -- Robert Firsching (AllMovie.com)
102 min.
 La Marseillaise
Words & music by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
 It Had To Be You
Words by Gus Kahn - Music by Isham Jones
Words by Lew Brown, Cecil Mack - Music by Ford Dabney
 Crazy Rhythm
(1928) Here's Howe
Words by Irving Caesar - Music by Joseph Meyer, Roger Wolfe Kahn
 Knock On Wood
(1942) Casablanca
Words by Jack Scholl - Music by M. K. Jerome
 The Very Thought Of You
Words & music by Ray Noble
 Baby Face
Words by Benny Davis - Music by Harry Akst
 I'm Just Wild About Harry
(1921) Shuffle Along
Words by Noble Sissle - Music by Eubie Blake
 Heaven Can Wait
Words by Eddie DeLange - Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
 Parlez-moi d'Amour
Words & music by Jean Lenoir
 Love For Sale
(1930) The New Yorkers
Words & music by Cole Porter
 Tango Delle Rose
Words by Aldo Bottero - Music by Filippo Schreier
(1920) interpolated into Sinbad
Words & music by B. G. DeSylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose
 As Time Goes By
(1931) Everybody's Welcome
Words & music by Herman Hupfeld
Words by Milton Leeds - Music by Alberto Domínguez
 If I Could Be With You
Words by Henry Creamer - Music by Jimmy Johnson
 You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
(1938) Hard To Get
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harry Warren
 Die Wacht Am Rhein
 Das Lied der Deutschen
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Harry Akst, 1894-1963
Eubie Blake, 1883-1983
Aldo Bottero, -
Lew Brown, 1893-1958
Irving Caesar, 1895-1996
Henry Creamer, 1879-1930
Ford Dabney, 1883-1958
Benny Davis, 1895-1979
Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, 1760-1836
Eddie DeLange, 1904-1949
B. G. DeSylva, 1895-1950
Alberto Domínguez, -
Herman Hupfeld, 1894-1951
M. K. Jerome, 1893-1977
Jimmy Johnson, 1894-1955
Al Jolson, 1886-1950
Isham Jones, 1894-1956
Roger Wolfe Kahn, 1907-1962
Gus Kahn, 1886-1941
Milton Leeds, 1909-2005
Jean Lenoir, 1891-1976
Cecil Mack, 1883-1944
Johnny Mercer, 1909-1976
Joseph Meyer, 1894-1987
Ray Noble, 1903-1978
Cole Porter, 1891-1964
Vincent Rose, 1880-1944
Jack Scholl, 1903-1988
Filippo Schreier, -
Noble Sissle, 1889-1975
Jimmy Van Heusen, 1913-1990
Harry Warren, 1893-1981
Ticket/Venue Info
Sheffer Recital Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon

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