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Casablanca (1942)
 Who was considered for Casablanca?

Ella Fitzgerald
Hal B. Wallis reportedly considered making the piano-playing character Sam a female and casting Fitzgerald
Actor who got the part: Dooley Wilson

Rita Hayworth
First choice to play Ilsa.
Actor who got the part: Ingrid Bergman

Lena Horne
Hal B. Wallis reportedly considered making the piano-playing character Sam a female and casting Horne.
Actor who got the part: Dooley Wilson

Michele Morgan
The stunning French actress was among the stars considered to play "Ilsa."
Actor who got the part: Ingrid Bergman

George Raft
Among the actors considered by Warner Bros. to play "Rick."
Actor who got the part: Humphrey Bogart

Ronald Reagan
Before the film was released, Ronald Reagan was being advertised as having the lead. Some speculate that it was a studio publicity stunt.
Actor who got the part: Humphrey Bogart

Hazel Scott
The singer-pianist was under consideration for the film, but the role was switched to a male singer-pianist instead.
Actor who got the part: "Dooley" Wilson

Ann Sheridan
Trade papers announced the great Sheridan as the star of "Casablanca."
Actor who got the part: Ingrid Bergman



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