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Casablanca (70th Anniversary) PG

They had a date with fate in Casablanca!
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: May 1, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1942
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Michael Curtiz The Greatest Director You Never Heard Of
    • Casablanca: An Unlikely Classic
    • Introduction by Lauren Bacall
    • 2 Separate Commentaries: Roger Ebert and Film Historian Rudy Behlmer
    • Theatrical Trailers
  • Dual Layer
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Here's looking at you, kid."
  - Humphrey Bogart (Rick) to Ingrid Bergman (Ilsa) at least three times during the course of the film
"Only one answer can take care of all our questions."
  - Ilsa just before kissing Rick
"But of course, that was the day the Germans marched into Paris." "Not an easy day to forget. I remember every detail--the Germans wore gray, you wore blue."
  - Interchange between Rick and Ilsa at his cafe after seeing each other for the first time in years
"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."
  - Rick about Ilsa
"We'll always have Paris."
"Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
"Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By.'"
"Round up the usual suspects."

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1943 - Best Adapted Screenplay: Howard Koch & Julius J. Epstein
Academy Awards 1943 - Best Director: Michael Curtiz
Academy Awards 1943 - Best Picture
Academy Awards 1942 - Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award: Hal B. Wallis

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh98%

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Total Count: 83

Upright95%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 357,104
Rating: 5/5 -- There are some of the very finest character actors that Warner Brothers could muster and a rich, detailed screenplay studded with an indecent number of sparklingly quotable lines. It is a movie to play again, and again. Full Review
Daily Telegraph (UK)
Dec 20, 2014
Casablanca is one of the most exciting melodramas the screen has ever produced. And it is mature, intelligently conceived, and, within the limits of melodrama, honest. Full Review
Esquire Magazine
Sep 20, 2019
...Here Humphrey Bogart transformed himself into a romantic hero...
Premiere
Dec 1, 2003
Rating: 5/5 -- Curtiz's film is a classic for a reason -- it's crafted with the precision, detail and beauty of a Fabergé egg; the dialogue is hauntingly memorable and, in Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, it has one of the most magnetic screen pairings in history. Full Review
Times (UK)
Feb 22, 2015
Rating: 3/5 -- The film is at its best in its opening moments as the chaos of Casablanca, the city, is conveyed. Full Review
Patrick Nabarro
Aug 21, 2019
An entertaining adventure story played against the colorful background of the cosmopolitan city that has become an important stop on the timetable of the European refugee. Full Review
New York Daily News
Feb 17, 2015
There is less gunplay than is usual in such narratives, and the story is, indeed, no more than adequate, but any lack of excitement is more than balanced by excellent characterisation and quite brilliantly sensitive acting. Full Review
The Spectator
Feb 15, 2019

Product Description:

World War II Morocco springs to life in Michael Curtiz's (THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, YANKEE DOODLE DANDY) classic love story. Colorful characters abound in Casablanca, a waiting room for Europeans trying to escape Hitler's war-torn Europe. Humphrey Bogart plays Richard "Rick" Blaine, a cynical but good-hearted American whose café is the gathering place for everyone from the French Police to the black market to the Nazis. When his long-lost love, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), surfaces in Casablanca with her Resistance leader husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), Rick is pulled into both a love triangle and a web of political intrigue. Ilsa and Victor need to escape from Casablanca, and Rick may be the only one who can help them. The question is, will he'

Top-notch performances include Claude Rains as the chief of the French police and the major authority figure in Unoccupied France, Peter Lorre as the doomed Senor Ugarte, Sydney Greenstreet as Senor Ferrari, and Dooley Wilson as Rick's loyal friend and the café's pianist, Sam. The mesmerizing musical score, by Max Steiner, along with the well-structured plot, flawless acting, and unforgettable dialogue makes this one of the best films of all time.

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Production Notes:

  • CASABLANCA was an original selection to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1989.
  • "As Time Goes By," the song that became this film's anthem, not to mention theme song, was originally written for the Broadway musical EVERYBODY'S WELCOME, which opened on October 13, 1931 and ran for 139 performances. The composer, Herman Hupfeld, was also known for the song "When Yuba Plays the Rumba on the Tuba."
  • The film's producer, Hal B. Wallis, was awarded the Academy's Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1943.
  • In his 1995 memoir MY AMERICAN JOURNEY, General Colin Powell lists CASABLANCA as one of his favorite films.
  • Additional credits: Hugh MacMullan (dialogue director), Robert Aisner (technical adviser).
  • Copyright 1943 Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 236
  • UPC: 883929243716
  • Shipping Weight: 0.12/lbs (approx)
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