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  1. The only name brand I associate him with is Gordon's and that is because it is what he has in "The African Queen" until Hepburn pours it all out and you see all the bottles floating down the river.

    1. Another contract product that may or not be good, but will be marketed like crazy.

      1. Exactly, Hazelhurst -- it's African Queen that's all about the Gin! Casablanca, it's all Cognac and whiskey (in Casablanca) or Champagne (Paris).

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        1. re: zin1953

          I forget the results but we once totaled up the amount of drinking in "Casablanca." Champagne cocktails were popular although no one ever seems to finish one.

          Apart from his line about his drink tab being very convenient, Claude Rains has the most perfect remark in the whole thing (To Ingrid) "I was informed you were the most beautiful woman ever to visit Casabalanca. THat was a gross understatement." I always wanted to work than one off of some woman.

          Rick does tell Ilsa that on the previous night he'd been drinking bourbon which he pronounced "Boor-bun"

          1. re: hazelhurst

            Off the top of my head (in other words, I might be *slightly* off) . . .


            Capt. Louis Renault (Claude Rains): Rick, what brought you to Casablanca?

            Rick [Richard Blaine] (Humphrey Bogart): I came to Casablanca for the waters.

            Renault: Waters? We're in the middle of a desert!

            Rick: I was misinformed.


            and, of course . . .

            Capt. Renault: This café is closed until further notice!

            Rick: How can you close me up? On what grounds?

            Renault: I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!

            Emil (Marcel Dalio): [hands Renault a pile of money] Your winnings, sir.

            Captain Renault: [sotto voce] Oh, thank you, thank you very much.

            * * * * *

            As an aside, my best friend growing up with Cathy Lorre, Peter's daughter. We'd spend hours and hours as kids re-enacting scenes between her father and Bogart . . .

            1. re: zin1953

              I love the shocked, shocked line. "Play it!"
              "I don't have to show you no stinking badge"(oops that was the Treasure of the Sierra Madre but both lines are regularly misquoted)

              1. re: kagemusha49

                Back in the mid-1980s or so, Dan Hicks performed at a club in Santa Cruz, CA. This was long after "Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks" (featuring the Lickettes) broke up, and the show was billed as "Dan Hicks and the Stinkin' Badges."

                He came on stage solo -- seemed to be rather, uh, loaded -- and performed horribly. After 15 minutes or so, and the grumbling was growing louder, and crown more restless, someone in the crown yelled out, "Where are the Stinkin' Badges?"

                At which point -- yes, you guessed it! -- Dan Hicks stopped playing, turned to the audience, and yelled back, "I no got to show you no Stinkin' Badges: and with that, walked off the stage . . . .

        2. I'm holding out for William Powell gin. The Thin Man--now *that's* a Martini movie.

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          1. re: TVHilton

            Personally I've always wanted to start the "Hogarth Gin COmpany." THe label is obvious.

            1. re: TVHilton

              Or how about a riff on the hoi-palloi, and call it "Powell-Loy" -- let's not forget Nora Charles, the actress Myrna Loy; why should Nick get all the credit?

              Then again, how about Neal, the Martini-drinking dog from the Topper series . . .

            2. I'll probably buy it for the bottle, like I did the Duke bourbon.