Casablanca – a 1980s television series based on the 1942 classic film. David Soul (Starsky and Hutch) plays Rick Blaine an American expatriate and the owner of Ricks Café in unoccupied Africa during the early days of WWII. The shows stellar cast includes Hector Elizondo as Captain Renault, Reuven Bar-Yotam as Ferrari, Ray Liotta as Sacha, Patrick Horgan as Major Heinrich Strasser and Scatman Crothers as Sam. The classic song As Time Goes By, sung here by Crothers is the opening theme song for the show. Winner of an Emmy Award® for Outstanding Cinematography for a series and a nominee for Outstanding Art Direction for a series.