Screenplay by

                           Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein

                                     and Howard Koch

                                    Based on the play

                                "EVERYBODY GOES TO RICK'S"


                              Murray Burnett and Joan Alison

               FADE IN:

               INSERT - A revolving globe. When it stops revolving it turns 
               briefly into a contour map of Europe, then into a flat map.

               Superimposed over this map are scenes of refugees fleeing 
               from all sections of Europe by foot, wagon, auto, and boat, 
               and all converging upon one point on the tip of Africa -- 

               Arrows on the map illustrate the routes taken as the voice 
               of a NARRATOR describes the migration.

                                     NARRATOR (V.O.)
                         With the coming of the Second World 
                         War, many eyes in imprisoned Europe 
                         turned hopefully, or desperately, 
                         toward the freedom of the Americas. 
                         Lisbon became the great embarkation 
                         point. But not everybody could get 
                         to Lisbon directly, and so, a 
                         tortuous, roundabout refugee trail 
                         sprang up. Paris to Marseilles, across 
                         the Mediterranean to Oran, then by 
                         train, or auto, or foot, across the 
                         rim of Africa to Casablanca in French 
                         Morocco. Here, the fortunate ones, 
                         through money, or influence, or luck, 
                         might obtain exit visas and scurry 
                         to Lisbon, and from Lisbon to the 
                         New World. But the others wait in 
                         Casablanca -- and wait -- and wait -- 
                         and wait.

               The narrator's voice fade away...

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