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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! I can’t believe it’s taken so long to feature Casablanca, one of my all time favorite movies, but this image popped up and made me smile. What you’re going to see is Bogart playing chess with Paul Henreid while Claude Rains looks on. I would KILL to overhear the conversation going on when this photo was snapped. It was probably mundane, day to day nonsense, but from those particular people relaxing between takes of that particular film I would have been in hog heaven! There’s some kind of watermark on the image, but I can’t quite make it out… which is good, because that means it doesn’t obscure the sweet photo.

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s pic is another Bogie classic, but one not as well known. See ya’ then! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)
- Rio Bravo
- Giant
- Back to the Future
- The Time Machine
- War of the Worlds (1953)
- Alien (Chestburster)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Dr. No
- The Twilight Zone
- Once Upon A Time In The West
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Star Trek: The Original Series
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke in Wampa Cave)
- Edward Scissorhands
- The Warriors
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Requiem for a Dream
- The Princess Bride
- Hard Boiled
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
- They Live
- The Empire Strikes Back (Tippet with Wampa)
- Dirty Harry
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Blade Runner
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (Periscope Ride)
- 1941
- The Godfather (Coppola & Brando)
- The Lady Eve
- 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
- Godzilla
- The Empire Strikes Back (Bald Vader)
- Mary Poppins
- Alien 3
- Total Recall
- The Pink Panther
- Fawlty Towers
- The Trouble With Harry
- Beetlejuice
- The Shining
- Thriller
- An American Werewolf In London
- The Gate
- The Fly (1958)
- Halloween
- Army of Darkness
- Frankenstein
- Seed of Chucky
- Psycho
- John Carpenter’s The Thing (Bottin)
- Creature From the Black Lagoon
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
- Creepshow
- Night of the Living Dead (’68)
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- Silence of the Lambs- The Exorcist
- Alien (crouching alien)
- Alfred Hitchcock being awesome
- Son of Frankenstein
- The Mummy (1932)
- Re-Animator
- Nosferatu (1979)
- Nosferatu (1922)
- War of the Worlds
- Vincent (Tim Burton)
- Evil Dead II
- The Evil Dead
- The Shining (Kubrick Self Portrait)
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

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  • Nov. 2, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Round up the usual...

    by phifty2

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    That watermark is...

    by jjwalrus

    a pair of balls.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    heh didnt know Locke had played in Casablanca too

    by KilliK

    oh and between two equally skilled chess players,the winners is always the one with the white pieces.FACT.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    The Watermark says

    by Cinemanimetal

    TCM Movie Database

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST


    by darksith

    Here's looking at you, kid

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    I thought "Naked Gun"

    by snaps_provolone

    "But this is OUR HILL....and these are OUR BEANS!!!!"

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    I want a BTSPOTD that won't play the sap for you

    by Anything But Tangerines

    one that killed Miles and is going over for it, one that I hope they don't hang for its sweet neck, etc. Maltese Falcon is THE best Bogart film I don't give a shit what generation after generation of smack-in-the-middle-of-the-box thinking critics say, Casablanca is mostly a dull film with bizarre story.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    BTW - LMFAO at the new Harry gif!!!!!

    by Anything But Tangerines

    Blue Velvet FT FUCKING WIN

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Yep, the gif

    by ufoclub1977

    Is great. Most original way to find a corpse in a movie!

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST


    by KabutoKoji

    A kiss may just be a kiss and a sight may just be a sight, but there is only one Casablanca.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    best photo yet!

    by Jared

    Awesome shot.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    "Cassablanca is mostly a dull movie..."

    by lochkray

    Wha...? Were you watching it with the sound turned off? Cassablanca did for film dialogue what Citizen Kane did for scene composition. Every line delivered with a rat-tat-tat precision of coolness. Practically every spoken word a classic line. Brilliant in every detail. Now, I love me some Malteese Falcon, but the respect for Cassablanca isn't inside-the-box pedantics. Its acknowledgement of film history and its most important moments. Anyway, that's my opinion, and AnythingButTangerines you are certainly welcome to yours.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST


    by ciroslive

    Including appearing in BTS pic of the day!

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Pic could only be better if Peter Lorrie was in it

    by lochkray

    And isn't it funny that Claude Reins' stare in that pic is so perfectly Renault. More than just the costume, too. He looks like he's watching the game to see who is winning, so he candecide who to cheer for. Great pic.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    "what kind of man is captain renault?"

    by sonnyhooper

    "oh, he's just like any other man, only more so." <p> gotta love this movie. the dialouge alone is pitch perfect

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Whata shot

    by rguerr2

    Is that Eddie Fisher in the background ??? To the left of Bogart.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST

    I don't trust that Claude Rains.

    by Royston Lodge

    He looks sinister.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Thanks for all your work..

    by JAGUART

    In those October BtSPotD. Good stuff!

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    we'll always have paris.

    by alice133

    oh rick!

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 6:08 p.m. CST

    My favorite line...

    by dukeroberts

    Claude Rains: "I am shocked! Shocked to find out there is gambling going on here!" Croupier: "Your winnings, sir." Claude Rains: "Oh, thank you!"

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Re: Deleted Scene

    by JAGUART

    Yes, this is a pic from the famous 'deleted scene' where Rick and Laszlo settle the whole Ilsa/Letters of Transit issue over a chess match.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Oh so Casablanca is dull now?

    by Flames gotta Eat

    Un-fucking-believable. Please off yourself after you have a Michael Bay marathon. This is possibly the best screenplay ever written as Brian Cox in Adaptation would say. Unbelievable the amount of quotable lines in this film, basically one right after another like a great comedy. This is the top tier of film making.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST


    by Anything But Tangerines

    ...have you heard The Maltese Falcon? THAT would be the film that revolutionized movie dialog scenes considering that it's in almost the same style except better, AND it... CAME OUT THE YEAR BEFORE CASABLANCA!

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Flames gotta fart

    by Anything But Tangerines

    no, it always has been. MOSTLY as I say, and that's my VERY WELL self-educated and cinematically exposed opinion. Watch The Maltese Falcon again, it's fantastic. I watched Casablanca again recently when it was released on Blu-Ray and, yeah, I'm sticking to my guns. I think it's a hell of a lot duller than The Maltese Falcon.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    I like both movies equally

    by room23storeblogspotcom

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 8 p.m. CST


    by Hipshot

    As close to a perfect film as I've seen, with the highest zinger ratio of any movie ever made, and every character rounded and perfectly cast. Just the ultimate Hollywood film. If you've never heard Robert McKee's dissection of Casablanca, you haven't studied film.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST


    by lochkray

    Naw, still gotta disagree. And again, I must point out, I LOVE Maltese Falcon. But I would consider it more of the gold standard of its genre. But the dialogue is derivative of so-called hard-boiled American detective stories of the 1920s rather than truely inovative. More of an evolution that began with movies like Public Enemy and the 1930s Scarface. And while Maltese Falcon had "the stuff that dreams are made of", Casablanca is an endless onslought of wit and quotes - to start a list of them all would be to practically rewrite the screenplay. (My personal favorite, Ugarte: "You despise me, don't you Rick?" Rick: "If I gave you any thought, I probably would." Classic). So, anyway, you would be hard pressed to have me rate Maltese over Cassablanca, but to each their own. I just can't believe you found it boring.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST

    the gif

    by phifty2

    the creepiest part in Blue Velvet. Why the fuck is that guy standing?

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 12:11 a.m. CST

    That made me smile...

    by DarthMusashi2112

    really it did.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 12:14 a.m. CST


    by mrsheldrake

    what a wonderful, wonderful shot. I may get that blown up and put it on the wall. It's just making me smile and smile. Have to get back to Sinatra, "The Detective." Meeker, Musante, Klugman, Duvall, Windom, Freeman, Remick, Bissett, holy s---. And Die Hard is it's sequel! as I just discovered from reading the Wiki article. I had no idea.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Casablanca is one of the most quotable movies for a reason.

    by Rev. Slappy

    It's filled to the gills with memorable dialogue. My favorite exchange: Major Strasser (to Rick): We have a complete dossier on you. (Rick takes it and starts reading through it). Rick: Are my eyes really brown? Bogart is unflappable cool in this .

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 12:48 a.m. CST

    Another great exchange of dialogue:

    by Rev. Slappy

    Rick: I came to Casablanca for the waters. Renault: Waters? What waters? We're in the desert. Rick: I was misinformed.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 12:57 a.m. CST

    here's the catch, lochkray

    by Anything But Tangerines

    I am only impressed by snappy quotes ONCE, and even before the first time I watched Casablanca I'd heard half of them already. I suppose my association with those quoted is more second-hand appreciation than personal. It's a good script. Agreed. Take away the script (yeah, you can do that in an analytical argument) and you are left with an excellent cast performing very well in a high production quality movie which is more than half dull. Relative to other Bogart films. I would not only rather watch Maltese Falcon than Casablanca, but Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Caine Mutiny and the Big Sleep also. I can understand the praise for Casablanca, but I don't agree with it being a better OR more important overall film than The Maltese Falcon.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Yeah, the movie is okay...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...but nothing more. Time was not kind to Casablanca...

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 4:23 a.m. CST

    Check out the coke and mirror down by the board!

    by Vulcan Deathgrip Productions

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 4:34 a.m. CST

    Re: Vulcan Deathgrip Productions

    by Megaforce

    lol yes good spot, might explain the lousy game of chess they are playing

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 4:36 a.m. CST

    Re: snaps_provolone

    by Megaforce

    Yes I thought The Naked Gun aswell, best speech ever!

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 5:28 a.m. CST

    also, spot Nosferatu's hand in upper right

    by Anything But Tangerines

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 6:53 a.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Respectfully disagree with those of you...

    by ianlegend

    ...who don't rate this film. Improves with every viewing. Incredible dialogue. Magnificent supporting cast. Excellent score. Romance. Comedy. Action. An ending where the guy DOESN'T get the gal. And Bogie the master. What's not to like! So again - I respectfully disagree with those of you who don't rate this film. You thick fucks.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Assablanca, staring Sasha Grey

    by Flip63Hole

    could be a winner. "Lay it again, ma'am."

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST


    by fat_rancor_keeper

    me likes

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    mirror with coke? its an ash-tray you morons

    by KilliK

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    mirror with coke? its an ash-tray you morons

    by KilliK

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    possibly the greatest movie ever made...

    by iwasredempted

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    by Billyeveryteen

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Play the "Marseillaise."...

    by Billyeveryteen

    My favorite part of a perfect film.<p>A cavalcade of wise-asses.<p>"Who did you bribe for your visa? Renault or yourself?"<p>"Myself. I found myself much more reasonable."

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Sasha Grey

    by proevad

    I've seen a lot of porn. Something wrong with that girl. Such a thing as too fucking nasty, even in porn.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Bogart: "How do the horse ones move again?"

    by CountryBoy

    Henried: "Stupid Americans..."

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Old Hollywood: making conversation, playing chess....New Hollywo

    by maverick68

    playing GoFish with a deck of 51.....