CasablancaDVD - 1999
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Humphrey Bogart served in the U.S. Navy and ferried troops back from Europe after WWI.
"Casablanca" is a 1942 romantic film that won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director and Screenplay. Set amidst the intrigue of World War II, it stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. "Casablanca" is about a man torn between his love for a woman and his nob... Read More »
One of America's favorite movies. Anna's go-to choice when she feels nostalgic.
Casablanca: easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if you're wanted by the Nazis. Such a man is Resistance leader Victor Laszlo, whose only hope is Rick Blaine, a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one - especially Victor's wife Ilsa, the ex-lover who broke his heart. Il... Read More »
ArapahoeTatyana Sep 21, 2016
One of my favorite movies! Torn between her husband and her great love, Rick, Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa brings the best in both.
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Rick: My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters.
Captain Renault: The waters? What waters? We're in the desert.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill
“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.” –Thomas Jefferson
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr
“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.” -Winston Churchill
Rick: "...Inside of us, we both know you belong with Victor. You're part of his work, the thing that keeps him going. If that plane leaves the ground and you're not with him, you'll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life." Ilsa: "But what about us?" Rick: "We'll always have Paris. We didn't have, we... we lost it until you came to Casablanca. We got it back last night..."
Major Strasser: "What is your nationality?" Rick: "I'm a drunkard." Captain Renault: "That makes Rick a citizen of the world."
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Casablanca: easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if your name is on the Nazis' most-wanted list. Atop that list is Czeck Resistance leader Victor Laszlo, whose only hope is Rick Blaine, a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one...especially Victor's wife Ilsa, 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.