103 mins – United States 1942 – Dir: Michael Curtiz Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains
Casablanca, a timeless romance set against the backdrop of World War II, has been voted among the best War Movies of all time, and also among the best Romantic Movies. Starring Humphrey Bogart as nightclub-owner Rick Blaine, and Ingrid Berman as his star-crossed lover Ilsa Lund, the triangle is completed by Ilsa’s husband Victor Laszlo, portrayed by Paul Henreid. The film is based on an unproduced play which was titled Everybody Comes to Rick’s and is the most quotable movie according to the American Film Institute, with lines such as ‘Here’s looking at you kid’ and ‘I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.’
Winner of three Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
“Irresistible, big-hearted film-making” The Guardian