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Casablanca Overview:

Casablanca (1942) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Jack L. Warner.

Casablanca was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1989.

Academy Awards 1943 --- Ceremony Number 16 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorHumphrey BogartNominated
Best Supporting ActorClaude RainsNominated
Best CinematographyArthur EdesonNominated
Best DirectorMichael CurtizWon
Best Film EditingOwen MarksNominated
Best Music - ScoringMax SteinerNominated
Best PictureWarner Bros.Won
Best WritingJulius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard KochWon
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BlogHub Articles:

Book Review--We'll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend and Afterlife of Hollywood's Most Beloved Movie

By KC on Dec 20, 2017 From Classic Movies

We’ll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie Noah Isenberg W. W. Norton & Company, 2017 Few films have won the unanimous acclaim of the classic to end all classics Casablanca (1942). While the World War II era romantic drama has had... Read full article


o/t: The Beautiful Refugees of Casablanca

By John Grant on Dec 16, 2017 From Noirish

***Over at Silver Screenings, Ruth recently posted a splendid piece about an aspect of Casablanca that I’d never really thought about. She has kindly permitted me to reblog it here. Silver Screenings The beautiful people of Rick?s Cafe. Image: The Source Look at the people in the above photo. ... Read full article


Casablanca (1942): 75th Anniversary Review

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 27, 2017 From 4 Star Films

When someone inquired if I considered Casablanca one of my favorite movies, I didn’t quite know how to respond. Yes, I do love this film passionately but I feel as if Casablanca is more?deeply America’s favorite classic movie. It is not for me to call my own and I will gladly share a joi... Read full article


Casablanca (1942): 75th Anniversary Review

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 27, 2017 From 4 Star Films

When someone inquires if I consider Casablanca one of my favorite movies, I don’t quite know how to respond. Yes, I do love this film passionately but I feel as if Casablanca is more?deeply America’s favorite classic movie. It is not for me to call my own and I will gladly share a joint ... Read full article


Reblog: Casablanca: 75 Years Old And Still Going Strong – Flaws And All

By John Grant on Nov 24, 2017 From Noirish

***A splendid piece by Paul Batters of Silver Screen Classics — essential reading! Silver Screen Classics by Paul Batters Annina: Oh, monsieur, you are a man. If someone loved you very much, so that your happiness was the only thing that she wanted in the world, but she did a bad thing to mak... Read full article


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Quotes from

Captain Renault: [seeing a uniformed French officer talking non-stop to an Italian officer] If he ever gets a word in, it'll be a major Italian victory.


Sam: Boss, ain't you going to bed?
Rick: Not right now.
Sam: Ain't you planning on going to bed in the near future?
Rick: No.
Sam: You ever going to bed?
Rick: No!
Sam: Well, I ain't sleepy either.


Rick: Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.


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Facts about

Other actresses considered for the part of Ilsa were Edwige Feuillère, Michèle Morgan and Tamara Toumanova. Ingrid Bergman was one of the first choices, but she was under contract to David O. Selznick, who was stalling because he wanted her for For Whom the Bell Tolls. Selznick finally agreed when he learned that the Epstein brothers and Michael Curtiz were working on the film, all of whom he respected and trusted. Warner Bros. also agreed to loan Selznick the services of Olivia de Havilland in return.
Some years ago in a shop dealing with historic documents, a photo still from Casablanca was found, showing Rick sitting at the chess board. Accompanying the photo was a letter from Humphrey Bogart to a friend in New York, indicating a specific chess move. The document dealer explained that the chess game in the movie was a real game Bogart was playing by mail with his friend during the course of filming.
In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked this as the #3 Greatest Movie of All Time.
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Casablanca

Released 1942
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