"believe the hype"
"One of the most European movies ever made by Hollywood"
"one of the best screenplays ever put on the screen"
The classic story of the owner of a nightclub in
Vichy-controlled Casablanca, and of the return of his former lover who is
now a member of the Resistance. Includes the original theatrical trailer.
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 movies. This is certainly among the most
spirited and ennobling movies ever made.
This is more than a love story though and tackles the issues of
redemption, self sacrifice and moral compromise in desperate times in a
serious, moving and satisfying manner. Oh yeah and its got some great
Casablanca is, of course, utterly brilliant in the way it sets its
love story against such a turbulent backdrop with such passion and
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