AE102 Signor Ferrari
For the classic movie fans among us here is one of the supporting characters from the great ‘CASABLANCA’ starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman… ‘Signor Ferrari’.
Ferrari, in the film is a bar-owning competitor of Bogart’s ‘Rick Blaine’ with a decidedly murky background involving all kinds of black market activity in Vichy-controlled Casablanca in what was then French Morocco.
I like to imagine he might also have been in prewar Egypt wheeling and dealing in all kinds of illegal activities including selling-off stolen Ancient Egyptian antiquities to rich American and European visitors. In the ‘Casablanca’ film ‘Signor Ferrari’ was played by the British actor Sydney Greenstreet well known for his villainous roles.