They had a date with fate in Casablanca!
As time goes by, the appeal of Casablanca shows no sign of diminishing. Originally intended as a WWII propaganda movie, it remains a marvellous blend of bittersweet romance, wisecracking comedy and wartime intrigue. Wonderfully acted by its cast, it's the story of a laconic nightclub-owner Rick (Humphrey Bogart), whose life in Casablanca is shaken up by the arrival of old flame Elsa (Ingrid Bergman) with her Resistance leader husband.... More
Despite a famously troubled production (including a conveyor belt of scriptwriters and a failure to secure the likes of Ronald Reagan), the finished film, directed by Michael Curtiz, unfolds with effortless professionalism. Indeed, when re-watching Casablanca, one is reminded how many of its choice lines - "Round up the usual suspects!", "Here's looking at you kid" - have entered our collective cultural consciousness, together with the all too-familiar tones of that As Time Goes By theme song. -BBCHide
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BY Wice superstar
I have a copy of this movie. I have probably seen it dozens of times. I used to watch it with my late Dad - our favorite wet Sunday treat! For me, nothing is more romantic, more nostalgic and more escapist than this truly classic movie. I love everything about it.
BY iWatch wannabe
Fabulous classic that is well worth repeated viewings. Highlights are the bromance between Bogart and Rains; the luminous beauty of Bergman; the great character actors Greenstreet and Lorre; and the sharp comic dialogue. Even the insipid Mr Henreid is just about perfect.
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