Over at Byzantium's Shores, blogger Jaquandor recently brought to my attention an apparently long-running controversy about a line in Casablanca. In the film, Ugarte (Peter Lorre) tells Rick (Humphrey Bogart) that he has letters of transit signed by General...somebody. Opinions differ about which general it is that Lorre mentions. Some hear de Gaulle, which would be a mistake on the part of the filmmakers, since Charles de Gaulle was the leader of the Free French forces, and his signature would be less than worthless in Vichy France. Others hear Weygand, which makes more sense—Maxime Weygand was an official in the Vichy government and for a time was in charge of the North African colonies.