There are few scenes and lines as famous as Rick Blane played by Humphrey Bogart saying, “Here’s looking at you, kid” to Ilsa Lund, played by Ingrid Bergman in the 1942 classic film “Casablanca.”
Humphrey Bogart’s line during Casablanca’s flashback scenes featuring Rick and Ilsa’s falling in love ended up being one of the most instantly recognizable iconic romantic dialogues out of all film history.
Bogart’s character speaks the words “Here’s looking at you, kid.” a total of four times in the movie. Critics unanimously agree that it’s one of the greatest quotes in the last one hundred years of movie history.
It’s said that Humphrey Bogart himself changed the original line, which said, “Here’s good luck to you, kid” to the words that we all know and love today.