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1942 Oscar-winning movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman

Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's unproduced stage play Everybody Comes to Rick's. The film stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid; it also features Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre and Dooley Wilson. Set during contemporary World War II, it focuses on an American expatriate who must choose between his love for a woman and helping her and her husband, a Czech Resistance leader, escape from the Vichy-controlled 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
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
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 Humphrey Bogart Collection, 5 Sep 2000
4-disc boxed set, includes The Big Sleep, Casablanca, Key Largo and The Maltese Falcon


UpdFreedom's Flicks: The 20 best libertarian movies of all time, Libertarian Party News, Nov 1999
Reports on The Orange County Register editors' choices for "20 Best Libertarian Movies of All Time"; includes short descriptions for each movie as well as "best libertarian moments" for the top ten
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."


Doug Casey on the Silver Screen, by Doug Casey, Louis James, 17 Feb 2010
Brief reviews of many movies and some TV series
Doug: One movie that's outside of these genres but is just an excellent, well-done drama is Casablanca. It's a classic for the ages, for good reasons.
L: ... You like it just for being a good movie?
Doug: That's right. But 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. There’s something to be said for people finding themselves and going off in the right direction. Also, the dialogue in the movie is first class.
Related Topics: Hombre, The Sand Pebbles, Star Wars


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

Casablanca - Original Theatrical Trailer, 26 Nov 1942
Related Topic: Morocco

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Casablanca (film)" as of 7 Oct 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.