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4.2
18,368 Ratings

Casablanca

Directed by Michael Curtiz
United States, 1942
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

In one of the most beloved American films of all time, a jaded expatriate in the early days of World War II finds himself faced with a difficult choice when an old flame re-enters his life.

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Casablanca Directed by Michael Curtiz

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1944 | 5 nominations including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

1944 | 3 wins including: Best Director

During production, none of the actors knew how the film would end, and Bergman’s subtle facial expressions and oftentimes genuine exasperation at which man to choose––a noble, steadfast warrior emblematic of a greater cause, or a hard-drinking, maudlin American––demonstrate that conundrum. Casablanca is timelessly arresting thanks to a remarkable supporting cast and a bevy of pungent witticisms carried by Bogart’s languishing mystery man.
December 21, 2016
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You can make a case for Casablanca being the best of any kind of movie: action, adventure, thriller, espionage or war movie, but it has an undeniably romantic heart (Inspector Renault’s least vulnerable spot). It is a love story. A love story so noble the lovers part for the greater good. Rick and Ilsa, played by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, are also widely acknowledged as iconic celluloid lovers. Their story is one of the great screen romances.
February 14, 2015
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CASABLANCA irresistibly weds the theme of self-sacrifice for a greater good to a love story set against the backdrop of wartime intrigue. Mix in Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman at their most iconic, deliciously witty dialogue, a cast of colorful supporting characters played by unforgettable character actors and the able craftsmanship of director Michael Curtiz and you have Exhibit A for anyone looking to understand the genius of Hollywood’s old studio system.
February 06, 2015
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