The death of Madeline Lebeau, portrayer of the boozy, heartsick “Yvonne” in Casablanca, led to a re-playing of the “La Marseillaise” scene in Michael Curtiz‘s 1942 classic. And it hit me again that this scene really works. I never understood why Humphrey Bogart‘s Rick would act so coldly towards a woman who might have had issues but who had rocked his libidinal world only a day or two before. Maybe he wasn’t in love but why give her the brush-off? His attitude seemed unduly harsh when I first saw this film at age 15 or 16, and it still seems that way.