Rent Casablanca (1942)

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Synopsis:
Casablanca: easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if your name is on the Nazis' most-wanted list. A top that list is Czech Resistance leader VIctor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), whose only hope is Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one....especially Victor's wife Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), the ex-lover who broke his heart. So when Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo's safe transport out of the country, the bitter Rick must decide what's more important - his own happiness or the countless lives that hang in the balance.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner
Narrated By:
Lou Marcelle
Writers:
Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein
Others:
Howard Koch, Max Steiner, Owen Marks, Arthur Edeson
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Romance
Awards:

1944 Oscar Best Director

1944 Oscar Best Screen Play

1944 Oscar Best Picture

BBFC:
Release Date:
13/03/2000
Run Time:
98 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 1.0, French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Italian Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
Arabic, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, French, German, Italian, Italian Hard of Hearing, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentaries: One by film critic Roger Ebert, the other by film historian Rudy Behlmer. introduction by Lauren Bacall
  • Lauren Bacall hosts You Must Remember This: A Tribute to Casablanca, a spellbinding backstage tour
  • Bacall on Bogart features the award-winning actress's candid and moving reminiscences about her husband's life and career
  • Newly discovered additional scenes and outtakes
  • Homage cartoon Carrotblanca, starring Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes gang premier episode Who Holds Tomorrow? From the 1955 TV Series adaptation of Casablanca screen guild players radio production of Casablanca featuring the film's 3 Top-billed stars scoring outtakes gallery
  • Production history gallery includes photos, press material, studio correspondence, memorabilia
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following special features: - Lauren Bacall Hosts You Must Remember This: a Tribute to Casablanca, a Spellbinding Backstage Tour
- Bacall On Bogart Features the Award-winning Actress's Candid and Moving Reminiscences About Her Husband's Life and Career
- Newly Discovered Additional Scenes and Outtakes
- Homage Cartoon Carrotblanca, Starring Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes Gang Premier Episode Who Holds Tomorrow? from the 1955 Tv Series Adaptation of Casablanca Screen Guild Players Radio Production of Casablanca Featuring the Film's 3 Top-billed Stars Scoring Outtakes Gallery
- Production History Gallery Includes Photos, Press Material, Studio Correspondence, Memorabilia
BBFC:
Release Date:
15/04/2013
Run Time:
103 minutes
Languages:
Brazilian Portuguese Dolby Digital 1.0, English Dolby TrueHD 1.0, Hungarian Dolby Digital 1.0, Japanese Dolby Digital 1.0
Subtitles:
Arabic, Brazilian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, English, English Hard of Hearing, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Korean, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Commentary by Roger Ebert
  • Commentary by Historian Rudy Behlmer
  • Introduction by Lauren Bacall
  • Additional Scenes and Outtakes
  • Scoring Session Outtakes
  • 2 Documentaries:
  • Bacall on Bogart
  • You Must Remember This: A Tribute to Casablanca
  • Featurctte As Time Goes By: The Children Remember with Pia Lindstrom and Stephen Bogart
  • Production Research Gallery
  • Homage Cartoon Carrotblanca
  • Who Holds Tomorrow?: Premiere Episode from 1955 Warner Bros. Presents TV Series Adaptation of Casablanca
  • Audio-Only Bonus: Radio Production with the Movie's 3 Key Stars
  • Theatrical Trailers

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Reviews (1) of Casablanca

Classic Romance. - Casablanca review by Steve Mason

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Updated 17/09/2021

Casablanca is perhaps the ultimate justification for the Hollywood studio system. It wasn't a prestige project. No one knew they were making a classic. But because Warners had great salaried talent to call on, they transformed an unproduced one act play set in Casablanca in WWII into something enduring and universal.  

It lacks realism in some respects, but it feels true. During the cathartic scene when the refugees of many countries sing La Marseillaise in Rick's cafe to drown out the Germans' anthem, the cast and extras were in tears for real. Many of them were refugees themselves. Humphrey Bogart and Dooley Wilson are the only American actors.  

What makes the film cohesive is Max Steiner's unmistakable score and Julius and Philip Epstein's legendary script. What exalts the film is the compelling romance between Rick (Bogart) and Ilsa (Ingrid Berman). She gives the film so much of its emotional intensity, he delivers the sassy humour and famous epigrams with immortal cool.

 The many famous production complications perhaps contributed to the impression of a precarious world. Casablanca could have been yet another film on the Warner's roster. But it is loved, because it captures a sensation of the uncertainty of exile at crossroads in history while touching our hearts and giving us faith in a greater good.

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