1942 Certificate: u

Synopsis

In this Hollywood classic, Humphrey Bogart played American ex-pat and bar owner Rick Blaine, a man "torn between love and virtue." He must choose between his love for an old flame (Ingrid Bergman) and helping her Czech Resistance leader husband escape from the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis.

Director

  • Michael Curtiz

Cast

  • Humphrey Bogart

  • Ingrid Bergman

  • Conrad Veidt

  • Paul Henreid

  • Claude Rains

  • Sydney Greenstreet

Review

Perhaps Hollywood's best-loved and most-quoted movie, this romantic masterpiece has Ingrid Bergman arriving in wartime Casablanca with her Resistance leader husband Paul Henreid and encountering her great past love, Humphrey Bogart.

Though originally conceived as a vehicle for Ronald Reagan and Ann Sheridan, it's Bogart and Bergman's film but Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet are unforgettable in it too.

Director Michael Curtiz won an Oscar, as did the script-writers, and the film was voted Best Picture.