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An evening pause: This pause is going to be a challenge. I am curious who can most quickly identify the film that this suite comes from, performed here live in 2013. I am sure that anyone that knows anything about movies will figure it out by around 2:30, but can you do it sooner? One hint: this is one of the greatest and most popular films ever made.

Hat tip to Phil Berardelli, author of Phil’s Favorite 500: Loves of a Moviegoing Lifetime.



  • Jim

    I think this is from “Casablanca”!

  • D.K. Williams

    Can almost see Bogey and Bergman at the airport.

  • Dale Martin

    Casablanca. Too easy, find a really obscure one to test us with…

  • Ah, but no one is saying how much they had to hear to get it. It is obvious if you listen long enough, but I am curious if anyone gets it in the first minute.

  • susie

    I got it at about the 1 minute mark.

  • Steve Golson

    It sounded familiar right from the start, but I couldn’t place it until 0:50 as “La Marseillaise” began.

  • Edward

    Thought I knew at the 20 second mark, and was certain 2 seconds later. It was the Warner Brothers intro that made it take so long. I love this movie. It occasionally plays at a local theater — to a packed house.

    Excellent find, Phil. Thanks for posting it, Robert. :-)

    To paraphrase: Of all the sound tracks, in all the movies, in all the world, he had to play one of my favorites.

    Yeah. The DVD’s already in the player. AFK!

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