Casablanca: the Music and History


The Piano used in the movie "Casablanca" to play KIM KULISH / Stringer/Getty Images

One of the greatest films to ever be produced by the classic Hollywood studio system features a song that infuriated composer Max Steiner. Regardless, he produced one of the most memorable and effective film scores of his entire career. The history of Casablanca's troubled production is explored, as is the time period: Casblanca debuted shortly after the United States entered World War II.