Re: "Casablanca"

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Posted ByGerry O. on January 03, 2004 at 14:38:51:

In Reply to: "Casablanca" posted byScott D. Vroegindewey on January 03, 2004 at 14:08:32:

: Re: All these recent posts (including mine) about the movie "Casablanca," I think it is rather ironic and funny the October 17, 1943 program had a spoof of that very film. Jack played Rick; Mary played Ilsa; and Rochester played Sam, including singing (with Jack) "As Time Goes By." Or maybe it was an intended tribute? Regardless, as always, it was a funny show.

Yes, it was (and still IS), although Mary didn't play the "Ilsa" part....That role was played by Minerva Pious (who was a cast member of Jack's program that season...the season that Fred Allen took a year off from radio due to hypertension and his doctor's orders).

The first time I heard Minerva singing "As Time Goes By" (in her "Mrs. Nussbaum" voice and dialect), I completely LOST IT laughing! (Come to think of it, so did the studio audience from the sounds of things!)

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