Background of Casablanca (カサブランカの背景 日英対訳)

Casablanca is a American romantic drama film which was released in
1942 when the US entered World War II. Directed by Michael Curtiz.
The film stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid.
A theme song, Casablanca adopted “As time goes by” written by Herman Hupfeld in 1931 for the Broadway musical “Everybody’s Welcome”.
1942 was the midst of the Second World War, and Hitler’s Nazis was raging in Europe. In that situation, a lot of people fled into Casablanca in Morocco, Africa. Also, there were a lot of people going to the United States from now on. Morocco was the French territory at that time, however, France at that time had fallen to Germany. In the movie, “Anti-German scene” which supports “Free France” resisting Nazis, appears many times. Within this background, movies proceed as romantic dramas.
主題歌のCasablancaは、1931年にHerman Hupfeldが、ブロードウェイ・ミュージカル ”Everybody’s Welcome” のために作詞・作曲した曲 “As time goes by” (時の過ぎゆくままに)を採用したものである。

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