Jeffery Scott Fraser is the owner of the Tsaina Lodge and an investor with Job Pose, a company that provides advanced job matching support to both employers and individuals searching for a job. Beyond his professional activities, Jeffery Fraser enjoys watching classic films and is an especially avid fan of Casablanca.
Released in 1942, Casablanca made an immediate impact with audiences, winning Academy Awards for best picture, director, and screenplay. The writing of Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, and Howard Koch has proven particularly memorable, with many of the movie’s quotes remaining in the cultural mainstream for decades.
Spoken by Rick (played by Humphrey Bogart) to Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), the phrase, “Here’s looking at you, kid,” is arguably the film’s most quoted line. The line was not included in the film’s original screenplay, but rather was adlibbed by Bogart during a flashback to the couple’s romance in Paris. Filmmakers opted to use the line again as Rick’s final farewell to Isla, turning the platonic, offhanded remark into one of the most loving quotes in movie history. The American Film Institute (AFI) ranked the line No. 5 on its list of the top 100 movie quotes.
Another famous quote in Casablanca involves Rick remarking on his misfortune to have run into Ilsa once again, years after she terminated their brief relationship. After she comes into his restaurant, he laments, “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.” The line has been repeated in different forms by countless films and television series, including The Simpsons, Frasier, Boy Meets World, and Out Cold, to name just a few. The quote ranked No. 67 on the AFI list.