Was that Sydney Greenstreet?


Two of us watching this, looked at each other and said we could have sworn there was a fleeting appearance of Greenstreet,He turned and looked right at the camera, in a deliberate 'look it's me'.
Did we imagine it? I rather expected others to have commented, or a mention in the extended 'uncredited' cast list..

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At what point in the movie?

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Oh gosh, sorry, it was so long ago I cannot remember.

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The scene in which Bogart infiltrates the Nazi's underground meeting.

And yes, I could have sworn that was Greenstreet, appearing for a brief moment while laughing.

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I believe it was him also. It was during the auction. Why wouldn't he be in it? Most of the other people from Casablanca were in it. In fact, the storyline is practically suggested by a line of Bogart's in Casablanca: "I wouldn't advise them [the Nazis] to try invading certain parts of Brooklyn (or something like that).

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Watched this movie (again -- one of my favorite comedies) last night but didn't notice Greenstreet, though could well have been. I thought I saw George Tobias's mug flash before me in there in the free-for-all fight near the end.

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I don't think it was Greenstreet, just another character actor from the 1940's. The reason he smiled and waved was a gag, in response to Bogey telling his wife to quit bidding since he had no intention of stopping. The fat man was waving in thanks.

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yes, "losing bidder's husband" was played by the prolific character actor dick elliott albeit uncredited.

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You're correct, it definitely was George Tobias you spotted briefly in that fight scene.

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