CASABLANCA

75th Anniversary!

Why is he in Casablanca? "I was misinformed," explains nightclub owner/war refugee Humphrey Bogart, who won't "stick his neck out for nobody" — until Ingrid Bergman walks in. The film evolved from an unproduced play to a Warner Bros. "B" melodrama to a Bogart/Bergman star vehicle to a multiple Oscar® winner — and finally, to the cultural icon it remains today. Dialogue was often handed to the cast minutes before shooting, and "As Time Goes By" almost didn't make it in. Just another movie — until the Allied invasion of North Africa right before the premiere made CASABLANCA a prequel to history. An American classic. DIR Michael Curtiz; SCR Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard Koch from the play by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison; PROD Hal B. Wallis. US, 1942, b&w, 102 min, DCP. NOT RATED

Michael Curtiz
102 Minutes
Romance drama
Friday, June 30, 2017