Alternative History
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1942

At the end of shooting for the movie "Casablanca" in the ending scene the directors decide, against their better judgment, to leave out the words "Louis, I think this is the beginning of beautiful friendship." Unfortunately, the movie does poorly at the box office, and Humphrey Bogart is disappointed.


December---

By now, Bogart is seriously considering resigning from acting to take on Sheridan Downey in the Democratic Primary for the U.S. Senate Seat in California in a year's time.


1944


January---

The race is close, but due to Bogart's name recognition he is able to pull off the upset. He will now face Fredrick Houser in the general election.

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