, Romance, War


Director: Michael Curtiz Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, S.Z. Sakall, Dooley Wilson, Madeleine LeBeau, Joy Page, John Qualen

Academy Awards: Best Picture; Best Director (Michael Curtiz); Best Screenplay (Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard Koch)

Also Nominated For: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Humphrey Bogart); Best Actress in a Leading Role (Ingrid Bergman); Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Claude Rains); Best Cinematography, Black-and-White; Best Film Editing; Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture (Max Steiner)

I First Saw In: 2015

Synopsis: In Casablanca, Morocco during the early days of World War II an American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Did You Know? The film’s song “As Time Goes By” had been written years before the film was made, so the Academy declared it ineligible for nomination for Best Song of the Year.

Quotables: CAPTAIN RENAULT: Under the circumstances, I will sit down.

And now a Word from the Guise:
I think this is the most quoted film in history. I didn’t realise just how many oft-quoted lines came from Casablanca.  And it’s quite plain why it’s so often quoted, the dialogue is superb. And it’s so wonderfully acted. But then, with the likes of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, how could it not be.

Oscar Madness Ranking – ??? out of 233