Quotation by Julius J. Epstein

Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Julius J. Epstein, screenwriter, Philip Epstein, screenwriter, Howard Koch, screenwriter, and Michael Curtiz. Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), in Casablanca (film), spoken to Capt. Louis Renault (Claude Rains) in the last line of the film (1942).

Ingrid Bergman recounts in her autobiography 1980, the uncertainty over how the film was going to end, whether or not she was to get on the plane, until they shot the above scene. "Hold it!" she exclaimed, "That's it! We don't have to shoot the other ending. That's just perfect, a wonderful closing line."
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