Study Guide

Casablanca Scene 1

Scene 1

Scene 1

  • Sheesh. Over a minute of credits superimposed on a map of Africa and a history lesson about the Nazi invasion of Europe. Let's get to the movie, already. We know everything about WWII.
  • We start by listening to a narrator lay some exposition on us. In the meantime, we get to keep our eyes busy with a rotating, topographical globe. From what we can gather, WWII's a-comin', and people are trying to get the heck out of Dodge, i.e. fleeing Europe to the Americas via Lisbon. Or, for those who are still looking for a way to get to Lisbon, via the city of Casablanca, in Morocco.