Features Casablanca The Complete Budget Breakdown Published 3 years ago on October 16, 2015 It’s one of the greatest movies of all time and the following fascinating info is a very interesting breakdown of just how much the whole thing cost to put together. These figures could all be multiplied by 20 or much more in the case of the actor’s salaries if the movie were to be made today of course. Continuity and Treatment CASABLANCA is based on an unproduced play entitled Everybody Comes to Rick’s by Murray Burnett and Joan Allison. The amount Warner Brothers paid for Everybody Comes to Rick’s was $20,000. The following are salaries paid to studio writers and other personnel for work on the script:W. Klein: $1,983 Aeneas MacKenzie: $2,150 Julius Epstein: $15,208 Phillip Epstein: $15,208 Howard Koch: $4,200 Lenore Coffee: $750 Secretaries: $1,432 Script changes: $6,350Writers’ Salaries Grand Total: $47,281 Director’s Salary: Michael Curtiz: $73,400 Producer’s Salary: Hal Wallis: $52,000 Assistant Directors:To the week ending May 23, 1942: $3,036 Lee Katz: $1,431 George Tobin: $560 Alma Dwight: $630 Extra Assistant: $280 Hugh McMullen: $1,400 Robert Aisner: $1,000 Al Alleborn: $1,500 Assistant Directors’ Grand Total: $9,837 Cameramen & Assistants:To the week ending May 23, 1942: $2,813 Director of Photography: Arthur Edeson, A.S.C.: $4,000 2nd Cameraman: $1,040 Assistant: $640 Still man: $880 Test, Extra cameras: $1,500 Cameramen’ Grand Total: $10,873 Cast Salaries: Humphrey Bogart $36,667 Ingrid Bergman $25,000 Paul Henreid $25,000 Claude Rains $22,000 Conrad Veidt $25,000 Sydney Greenstreet $7,900 Peter Lorre $2,333 S.Z. Sakall $2,600 Madeleine LeBeau $700 Gino Corrado $350 Dooley Wilson $3,500 Joy Page $200 Martin Garralaga $300 John Qualen $400 Dan Seymour $1,000 Leo Mostovoy $2,267 George Dee $300 Helmut Dantine $800 Curt Bois $1,000 Marcel Dalio $667 Corinna Mura $2,000 A. Extras:………………………………….$44,978 B. Bits: ……………………………………..$10,551 C. Animal Handlers: ……………………..$490 Talent Grand Total: $161,584 Musicians:A. Song writers, releases, arrangers: $8,000 B. Musicians: $20,000Musicians’ Grand Total: $28,000 Property Labor:A. Prop Labor: $850 B. Set Dressers: $2,635 C. Prop Operating Labor: $6,665Property Labor Grand Total: $10,150 Construction of Sets: $18,000 Stand-by Labor: $15,350 Electrical Rental and Expense: $750 Electricians:A. Rigging: $1,500 B. Operating: $18,380 C. Striking: $875Electricians Grand Total: $20,755 Make-up Expense:A. Make-up salaries: $6,000 B. Hairdressers salaries: $2,600 C. Wigs purchased and rented: $500Make-up Expense Grand Total: $9,100 Art Department Salaries: $8,846 Cutters Salaries: $4,630 Property Rental and Expense:A. Outside rentals: $2,790 B. Outside purchases: $1,275 C. Studio charges: $2,235Property Rental and Expense Grand Total: $6,300 Location Expense: $1,252 Trick shots, Miniatures, Etc.:A. Miniature construction: $3,025 B. Cameramen: $1,775 C. Operating Labor: $1,300 D. Electricians: $1,373Trick shots, Miniatures, Etc. Grand Total: $7,475 Wardrobe Expense:A. Outside Rentals: $5,000 B. Outside Purchases: $1,000 C. Studio Charges: $6,035 D. Wardrobe labor: $10,285Wardrobe Expense Grand Total: $22,320 Negative Film: $8,000 Developing & Printing: $10,500 Camera Rental & Expense: $400 Meals: $1,200 Auto Rental Expense & Travel: $5,000 Insurance: $2,800 Miscellaneous Expenses: $3,350 Sound Expense: $2,200 Trailer: $2,000 Sound Operating Salaries: $8,000 Stills: $850 Publicity: $3,000Total Direct Cost: …………………………….. $638,222General Studio Overhead @ 35%: $223,822 Depreciation @ 2 1/2%: $15,956 Grand Total Cost: $878,000 CasablancaHumphrey Bogart Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes8 hours ago Bring It!: Breaking the Curse of the B-Squad (S5EP20 Lifetime Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Breaking the Curse of the B-Squad: Alumni Kayla and Sunjai arrive at the Dollhouse to help the B-Squad break their... 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