Casablanca*

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Casablanca*

  • 1942 ----- b & w ----- 103 min ----- laserdisc
  • (Directed by Michael Curtiz, based on the play Everybody Goes to Rick's by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison; with Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains) America's most beloved movie, Casasblanca has all the ingredients that make a great film--fine performances at all levels, an inspired script, faultless direction, and superlative production techniques. Since its November 1942 release, it has been the movie, one that perfectly blends a turbulent love story with harrowing intrigue, heroic characters, and a sentimental appeal that makes it more enjoyable with each viewing. Even when first released, the film produced immediate nostalgia for the world that existed between the two world wars, a civilized, urbane time, the values of which could not coexist with the rise of fascism. (Includes Original Theatrical Trailer and the 1992 Reissue Trailer) (Funded by the Department of Comparative Literature) (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Drama, History: American, Literature: American, Motion Pictures: Features)