1942 Oscar-winning movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman

Reference

Casablanca (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid, and featuring Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre and Dooley Wilson. Set during World War II, it focuses on a man torn between, in the words of one character, love and virtue. He must choose between his love for a woman and helping her and her Czech Resistance leader husband escape from the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis. ..."

Cast and Crew

Ingrid BergmanIlsa Lund Laszlo
Humphrey BogartRick Blaine
Claude RainsCaptain Louis Renault

Video Products

Best Picture Collection - Epic Dramas, 4 Mar 2003
3-disc boxed set, includes Ben-Hur, Casablanca and Gone With the Wind
Related Topic: Gone With the Wind
Casablanca, 3 Feb 2004
Black & white
Casablanca - The Maltese Falcon, 12 Oct 2004
2-disc pack
Casablanca - Two-Disc Special Edition, 5 Aug 2003
Commentaries by Roger Ebert and Rudy Behlmer, DVD-ROM, several other features, 2 discs
The Bogart Collection, 4 Nov 2003
5-disc gift set, includes The Big Sleep, Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, To Have and Have Not, and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Humphrey Bogart Collection, 5 Sep 2000
4-disc boxed set, includes The Big Sleep, Casablanca, Key Largo and The Maltese Falcon

Articles

Freedom's Flicks: The 20 Best Libertarian Movies of all Time, Nov 1999
The Orange County Register picks movies for "freedom lovers"
"7. Casablanca (1942). The immortal Rick and Ilsa fight the Nazis. Rick is a capitalist who used to run guns and now operates a bar and cafe, with 'secret' illegal gambling games going on in the back room. Best libertarian moment: When Nazi Major Strasser threatens to invade New York City, Rick makes a great argument against gun control: 'Well, there are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn't advise you to try to invade.'"

Reviews

Doug Casey on the Silver Screen, by Doug Casey
Interviewed by Louis James, Editor, International Speculator; brief reviews of many movies and some TV series
"One movie that's ... just an excellent, well-done drama is Casablanca. It's a classic for the ages, for good reasons. ... it does have a sort of philosophical content, in that Rick is a cynical, nihilistic guy who makes a point of looking out only for number one. But he gradually redeems himself in the end, proving to have a heart of gold."
Related Topics: Hombre, The Sand Pebbles, Star Wars

Videos


Casablanca gambling? I'm shocked!, 1942
A classical moment: Captain Renault announcing the closing of Rick's Café

Casablanca - Trailer [1942] [16th Oscar Best Picture], 1942