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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

Victor Laszlo: I know a good deal more about you than you suspect. I know, for instance, that you're in love with a woman. It is perhaps a strange circumstance that we both should be in love with the same woman. The first evening I came to this café, I knew there was something between you and Ilsa. Since no one is to blame, I - I demand no explanation. I ask only one thing. You won't give me the letters of transit: all right, but I want my wife to be safe. I ask you as a favor, to use the letters to take her away from Casablanca.
Rick: You love her that much?
Victor Laszlo: Apparently you think of me only as the leader of a cause. Well, I'm also a human being. Yes, I love her that much.


Rick: Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.


Senor Ferrari: As the leader of all illegal activities in Casablanca, I am an influential and respected man.


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Facts about

It is never revealed why Rick cannot return to America. Julius J. Epstein later said that "My brother and I tried very hard to come up with a reason why Rick couldn't return to America. But nothing seemed right. We finally decided not to give a reason at all."
The first shot of Rick sees him playing chess, a personal favorite game of Humphrey Bogart's.
The script was based on the unproduced play "Everybody Comes to Rick's". Samuel Marx of MGM wanted to offer authors (Murray Burnett and Joan Alison) $5,000 for it, but MGM boss Louis B. Mayer refused; Irene Lee of the Warner Brothers story department praised it to Jack L. Warner, who agreed to buy it for $20,000.
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