Great Movie Scenes: Rick And Ilsa Say Goodbye in “Casablanca”

Here’s looking at you, film fans!

There are great movie scenes and then there’s what many consider to be the greatest movie scene of all time: Rick (Humphrey Bogart) putting Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) on a plane and saying farewell in Casablanca.

The star-crossed romance of these beloved characters has been tugging on heartstrings for over 75 years now, and why not? For theirs is a wrenchingly beautiful and devastating love that has resonated with audiences for generations. We will have much more on Casablanca as its anniversary year continues, but for now let us know why you love this classic scene so much in the comments, and be sure to check out our Casablanca archives! (And we would love to know what you think the best scene of all time is as well).

This article originally ran in 2016 and is being reprinted as part of our tenth anniversary celebrations.