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As time goes by lyrics
You must remember this / A kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh. / The fundamental things apply / As time goes by. / / And when two lovers woo / They still say, "I love you." / On that you can rely / No matter what the future brings / As time goes by. / / Moonlight and love songs / Never out of date. / Hearts full of passion / Jealousy and hate. / Woman needs man / And man must have his mate / That no one can deny. / / It's still the same old story / A fight for love and glory / A case of do or die. / The world will always welcome lovers / As time goes by. / / Oh yes, the world will always welcome lovers / As time goes by.
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Max Steiner spoke against using "As Time Goes By" as the song identifying Rick and Ilsa, saying he would rather compose an original song in order to qualify for royalties. However, Hal B. Wallis replied that since the filming had ended, Ingrid Bergman therefore could not re-shoot already-completed scenes that had used As Time Goes By. The movie's line "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship" was voted as the #65 of "The 100 Greatest Movie Lines" by Premiere in 2007.
The script was based on the unproduced play "Everybody Comes to Rick's". Samuel Marx of MGM wanted to offer authors (Murray Burnett and Joan Alison) $5,000 for it, but MGM boss Louis B. Mayer refused; Irene Lee of the Warner Brothers story department praised it to Jack L. Warner, who agreed to buy it for $20,000.
Dooley Wilson (Sam) was a professional drummer who faked playing the piano. As the music was recorded at the same time as the film, the piano playing was actually a recording of a performance by Elliot Carpenter who was playing behind a curtain but who was positioned such that Dooley could watch, and copy, his hand movements. Rick says: "You played it for her, you can play it for me. Play it!". Ilsa says "Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By".
Casablanca (the American Film Institute ranked as the #3 Greatest Movie of All Time in 2007) with Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine, Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa Lund, Paul Henreid as Victor Laszlo, Claude Rains as Captain Renault, Conrad Veidt as Major Strasser, Sydney Greenstreet as Signor Ferrari. In the German version, the immortal line "Here's lookin' at you, kid" (the #1 of "The 100 Greatest Movie Lines" by Premiere in 2007), became, "Ich seh' Dir in die Augen, Kleines" which translates as "I look in your eyes, honey".