Casablanca (1942) USA
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Director:Michael Curtiz, Scott Benson (II)
Studio:Warner Home Video
Producer:Hal B. Wallis
Writer:Murray Burnett, Joan Alison
Date Added:2007-03-05
Purchased On:2007-05-03
Awards:Won 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 6 nominations
Aspect Ratio:1.33:1
Languages:English, French, German, Italian
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish
Features:Black & White
Michael Curtiz, Scott Benson (II)  ...  (Director)
Murray Burnett, Joan Alison  ...  (Writer)
Humphrey Bogart  ...  Rick Blaine
Ingrid Bergman  ...  Ilsa Lund
Paul Henreid  ...  Victor Laszlo
Claude Rains  ...  Captain Renault
Conrad Veidt  ...  Major Strasser
Sydney Greenstreet  ...  Signor Ferrari
Peter Lorre  ...  Ugarte
S.Z. Sakall  ...  Carl
Madeleine LeBeau  ...  Yvonne
Dooley Wilson  ...  Sam
Joy Page  ...  Annina Brandel
John Qualen  ...  Berger
Leonid Kinskey  ...  Sascha
Curt Bois  ...  Pickpocket
Marcel Dalio  ...  
Paul Porcasi  ...  
Louis V. Arco  ...  
Torben Meyer  ...  
Dewey Robinson  ...  
Georges Renavent  ...  
Comments: Mysterious City of Sin and Intrigue !

Summary: A truly perfect movie, the 1942 Casablanca still wows viewers today, and for good reason. Its unique story of a love triangle set against terribly high stakes in the war against a monster is sophisticated instead of outlandish, intriguing instead of garish. Humphrey Bogart plays the allegedly apolitical club owner in unoccupied French territory that is nevertheless crawling with Nazis; Ingrid Bergman is the lover who mysteriously deserted him in Paris; and Paul Heinreid is her heroic, slightly bewildered husband. Claude Rains, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, and Conrad Veidt are among what may be the best supporting cast in the history of Hollywood films. This is certainly among the most spirited and ennobling movies ever made. --Tom Keogh