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Casablanca

1942

Michael Curtiz
Director
Warner Brothers
Studio

The ultimate Hollywood romance. Bogart and Bergman at their finest and a superb cast of villains and heroes. Come on, get the DVD and play it again. Three Academy Award winner.

-The Sloth

The lives and loves of various refugees, expatriates and soldiers as they pass through a nightclub run by cynical American Bogart in Casbalanca during World War 2, attempting to escape the conflict. Bogart's bitter worldview is shaken when his old lover walks into his gin joint out of all the others in the world.

A near-perfect film, more miraculous because it so easily could have become an ordinary film, one of dozens similar films churned out early in the war. Bogart and Bergman's romance is the stuff of legend now, but the real power of the film, at least to me, is apparent when you realize almost all of the actors in the film were Europeans, many of them Jews, who had either left Europe to avoid the Nazis, or had relatives still living in Europe (and this include many of those playing Nazis). So when you see them singing "La Marseillaise" in defiance of the Germans, the tears you see streaming down so many of their faces are real. That's the true heart of the film, which transcends it's propaganda message.

-Dave W.(who sticks his neck out for no one)

CountryArtworkTitleReleaseFormatRatingRuntime (Mins)Aspect
23rd January 1943
Cinema
Casablanca (MGM/UA)
17th November 1998
DVD
Not Rated
1.33:1
Casablanca (Warner Brothers)
15th February 2000
DVD
Not Rated
1.33:1
Casablanca (Creative Design/ Collector's Edition)
25th October 2000
DVD
Not Rated
1.33:1
Casablanca
14th November 2006
HD
Not Rated
145
1.33:1

Amazon
Casablanca (70th Anniversary Ltd. Collector's Edition)
27th March 2012
Blu-Ray
Not Rated
1.33:1



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Oscar
Best Picture 1943
Best Director 1943
Best Screenplay 1943
Humphrey Bogart
Rick Blaine
Ingrid Bergman
Ilsa Lund
Paul Henreid
Victor Laszlo
Claude Rains
Captain Louis Renault
Conrad Veidt
Major Heinrich Strasser
Sydney Greenstreet
Signor Ferrari
Peter Lorre
Ugarte
S.Z. Sakall
Carl (as S. K. Sakall)
Madeleine Lebeau
Yvonne
Dooley Wilson
Sam
Joy Page
Annina Brandel
John Qualen
Berger
Leonid Kinskey
Sascha
Curt Bois
The Pickpocket
Enrique Acosta
Guest at Rick's
Ed Agresti
Bar Patron
Louis V. Arco
Refugee at Rick's
Frank Arnold
Overseer
Leon Belasco
Dealer at Rick's
Nino Bellini
Gendarme
Trude Berliner
Baccarat Player
Oliver Blake
Waiter at the Blue Parrot
Monte Blue
American
Eugene Borden
Policeman
Dick Botiller
Native Officer
Maurice Brierre
Baccarat Dealer
Anita Camargo
Woman Companion
George M. Carleton
American
Elliot Carpenter
Sam's Piano Playing
Spencer Chan
Guest at Rick's
Melie Chang
Guest at Rick's
Gino Corrado
Waiter at Rick's
Franco Corsaro
French Police Officer
Adrienne D'Ambricourt
Concierge
Marcel Dalio
Emil, the Croupier
Helmut Dantine
Jan Brandel
Jean De Briac
Orderly
George Dee
Lt. Casselle
Jean Del Val
Police Officer
Carl Deloro
Arab Guest with Fez
Joseph DeVillard
Moroccan
Arthur Dulac
News Vendor
William Edmunds
Second Contact Man at Rick's
Herbert Evans
Englishman Questioning Casino's Honesty
Fred Farrell
Singing Frenchman
Adolph Faylauer
Gambler
O. K. Ford
Conspirator
Martin Garralaga
Headwaiter at Rick's
Gregory Gaye
German Banker
Gregory Golubeff
Cashier at Rick's
Ilka Grüning
Mrs. Leuchtag
Creighton Hale
Customer
Winifred Harris
Englishwoman
Jamiel Hasson
Muezzini
Arthur Stewart Hull
Elderly Admirer
Olaf Hytten
Prosperous Man
Paul Irving
Prosperous Tourist
Charles La Torre
Italian Officer Tonnelli
George J. Lewis
Haggling Arab Monkey Seller
Max Linder
Elegant Gambler
Manuel Lopez
Policeman
Jacques Lory
Moor Buying Diamonds
Lou Marcelle
Narrator (voice)
Michael Mark
Vendor
Tony Martelli
Bartender
George Meeker
Friend
Lal Chand Mehra
Policeman
Hercules Mendez
Arab Guest with Fez
Louis Mercier
Smuggler
Torben Meyer
Dutch Banker at Cafe Table
Alberto Morin
French Officer Insulting Yvonne
Leo Mostovoy
Fydor
Corinna Mura
Singer with Guitar
Barry Norton
Gambler at Rick's
Lotte Palfi Andor
Woman Selling Her Diamonds
Paul Panzer
Paul - Waiter at Rick's
Manuel Paris
Guest at Rick's
Alexander Pollard
Croupier
Paul Porcasi
Native
Frank Puglia
Arab Vendor
Georges Renavent
Conspirator
Dewey Robinson
Bouncer at Rick's
Henry Rowland
German Officer
Richard Ryen
Colonel Heinz, Stasser's Aide
Dan Seymour
Abdul
Lester Sharpe
Refugee
Dina Smirnova
Woman Customer
Gerald Oliver Smith
Pickpocketed Englishman
George Sorel
Native Officer
Geoffrey Steele
Customer
Ludwig Stössel
Mr. Leuchtag
Mike Tellegen
Gambler
Jacques Vanaire
Frenchman
Ellinor Vanderveer
Woman Gambler at Rick's Next to Croupier
Norma Varden
Englishwoman
Hans Heinrich Von Twardowski
German Officer
Leo White
Emile - Waiter
Jack Wise
Waiter
Wolfgang Zilzer
Man with Expired Papers
Harvey Parry
Stunts
Paul Stader
Stunts