a seaport in NW Morocco: wartime conference of Roosevelt and Churchill, January, 1943.
Contemporary Examples

If Casablanca is the paradigm of romantic drama, what is When Harry Met Sally?
Stars and Friends Remember Nora Ephron: Mike Nichols, Nicole Kidman, and More June 26, 2012

I played Humphrey Bogart in a Casablanca sketch with my mother, and I played Flo Ziegfeld in a play.
Sam Rockwell on ‘The Way, Way Back,’ His Troubled Youth & More Marlow Stern July 4, 2013

Kevin Fallon curates his finest reviews—from Casablanca to Titanic—and his most memorable takedowns.
Roger Ebert’s 10 Best Reviews and 10 Best Zingers Kevin Fallon April 3, 2013

The tentative location of the quarantine (which is “still to be defined”) is Casablanca.
$10,000 a Month for Ebola Fighters Abby Haglage October 6, 2014

You claim that you own Casablanca and that no one else can use that name without permission.
Harvey Weinstein’s Battle With Warner Bros. Over ‘The Butler’: There’s History Marlow Stern July 11, 2013

Historical Examples

The alternative recourse is especially needed when the imminence of war requires a speedy reference, as in the Casablanca case.
The Unpopular Review Vol. I Various

“All day, ma’am,” said the office-boy, with the manner of a Casablanca.
The Adventures of Sally P. G. Wodehouse

They would never fly to Casablanca, or to any other place, for that matter.
Dave Dawson at Casablanca Robert Sydney Bowen

Both feared they were lost, and not even headed toward Casablanca.
Dave Dawson at Casablanca Robert Sydney Bowen

Fuel enough to take him a fraction of the distance back to his Casablanca base.
Dave Dawson at Casablanca Robert Sydney Bowen

a port in NW Morocco, on the Atlantic: largest city in the country; industrial centre. Pop: 3 523 000 (2003)

city in Morocco, Spanish, literally “white house” (see casino, blank (adj.)).

A romantic war adventure film from 1942, in which Humphrey Bogart plays a nightclub owner in Casablanca, Morocco, and Ingrid Bergman plays his former lover.

Note: Casablanca has a classic blend of love interest and international intrigue, and many lines from it are extremely familiar: “Here’s looking at you, kid” (Bogart’s toast to Bergman), and “Play it once, Sam — for old time’s sake…. Play ‘As Time Goes By’” (Bergman’s request to the pianist in Bogart’s club), which is often misquoted as “Play it again, Sam.”

Largest city in Morocco. It is a port on the Atlantic Ocean.

Note: The city was the setting of Casablanca, a 1943 film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.


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