[first lines] Narrator: 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
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Narrator:
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.
French officer:
To all officers - two German couriers carrying important official documents murdered on train from Oran. Murderer and possible accomplices headed for Casablanca. Round up all suspicious characters and search them for stolen documents. Important.

Transcript:
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 torturous, 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.
To all officers:
Two German couriers carrying official
documents murdered on train from Oran.
Murderer and possible accomplices
headed for Casablanca.
Round up all suspicious characters
and search them for stolen document.
Important.
May we see your papers?
I don't think I have them on me.
- In that case, you'll have to come along.
- Wait. It's possible that I...
Yes. Here they are.
These papers expired three weeks ago.
You'll have to come along.
Halt!
Halt!

Clip duration: 167 seconds
Views: 107
Timestamp in movie: 00:00:00
Uploaded: 12 December, 2020
Genres: drama, romance, war
Summary: A cynical expatriate American cafe owner struggles to decide whether or not to help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape the Nazis in French Morocco.


Actors

Narrator - Lou Marcelle