Release Date: January 23rd, 1943

DVD Release Date: November 17th, 1998

PG |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country.

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Dooley Wilson

Director: Michael Curtiz

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Warner Brothers

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Love triangle , Gripping , 1940s , Sacrifice , Cool ,

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Nobody ever gathered together a sharper, more pungent international "Golden Age" cast (including Claude Rains, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Paul Henreid, Conrad Veidt, S.Z. Sakall, Marcel Dalio, Leonid Kinskey, John Qualen and Curt Bois) in a more imperishable exotic movieland cabaret (Rick's) than Warner Bros. producer Hal Wallis and director Michael Curtiz did in this greatest of all Hollywood World War II adventure romances. show more

  • 100
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Here is a drama that lifts you right out of your seat. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The dialogue is so spare and cynical it has not grown old-fashioned. Much of the emotional effect of Casablanca is achieved by indirection; as we leave the theater, we are absolutely convinced that the only thing keeping the world from going crazy is that the problems of three little people do after all amount to more than a hill of beans. show more

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