Casablanca

Casablanca

DVD - 1999 | Standard version.
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In World War II Morocco, seething with European refugees desperate for passage to neutral Lisbon, only a world-weary and bitter nightclub owner can help his former lover and her Resistance-hero husband escape from the Nazis.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [1999].
Edition: Standard version.
ISBN: 9780790743998
079074399X
Branch Call Number: CASAB
Characteristics: 1 DVD (103 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.

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PolarBear_0
May 23, 2019

Great, classic movie. 10/10 would recommend.

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mk37
May 04, 2019

In evaluating this movie, one has to place ones' opinion back into the time period the movie was produced. I saw the original. Compared to the musicals and comedies of that era, this noir film was different and shocking. Most drama movies of the time were romances; boy meets girl, they have differences, boy regains girl, happy ending.

Casablanca was man meets old flame, woman had married another, love still persists, events could eliminate her marriage, man helps his love and spouse to flee this danger, the End.

Black and white filming adds spice to the scene.

I remembered Peter Lorre having a larger role in the drama. I must have remembered a blend of all the movies he was in in that period. Sneaky, beady eyes, sweating. Not a caractor one could trust.

Fat bellied Sidney Goldstreet appears almost as a cameo. Short scenes. Non-threatening, as he was in most other films he did. Paul Muni contributed little except for the Free French meeting speach.

Our Swedish gal, Ingrid, did her part but was a shadow of her later pics. This movie was all about Bogie and Claude Rains, the French police inspector.

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1aa
Apr 07, 2019

A monumental American classic! Its so deeply entrenched in cinema that its familiarity and later references (including from the comedic classic "Play It Again Sam") means that it has at many points become clichéd, through no fault of its own.

sclibrary_hlutke Mar 18, 2019

In my completely biased opinion, this is the best movie ever made.

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ThomasJWhiting
Oct 31, 2018

VERY GOOD 1943 bit of film noir - with Humphrey Bogart doing his thing (including his almost stereotypical 'dark n' low' vocal timbre). Interesting West African setting, also when political differences descended on the various flavors of European colonial population and their homelands.,

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otishclib
Jul 26, 2018

DVD missing

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avocadotree
Jul 12, 2018

I enjoyed every moment of this film. Cherchez la femme.

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Anita_Dickey
Apr 19, 2018

watched only 15 min. just couldn't get into it. i know gilmore girls loved it but it wasn't for me. maybe if i had pizza, poptarts, marshmellows and good company

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singidunum_25
Dec 25, 2017

This movie is still beautiful.....

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mckeett
Dec 02, 2017

75th anniversary of the "best movie ever made". I always thought it was a bit corny and still do, but we watched it again anyway. Maybe because there are so many famous one liners that it has become a cliche. Ingrid Bergman is very beautiful. Here's looking at you, kid.

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nancydrew
Aug 07, 2015

Rick: My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters.
Captain Renault: The waters? What waters? We're in the desert.

mrsgail5756 Apr 20, 2013

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill

aaa5756 Apr 19, 2013

“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.” –Thomas Jefferson

aaa5756 Apr 19, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

mrsgail5756 Apr 19, 2013

“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.” -Winston Churchill

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Monolith
Mar 20, 2012

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..."

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Monolith
Mar 20, 2012

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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Monolith
Mar 20, 2012

Rick: "I'M the only "cause" I'm interested in."

Sunnchilde Jun 18, 2011

"I'm shocked, SHOCKED to find that gambling is going on in here!"

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mbazal
Jun 25, 2010

"Here's to looking at you kid."

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

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iwasthewalrus
Jul 14, 2013

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mbazal
Jun 25, 2010

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Sexual Content: Innuendo only.

Violence: Some gun play and a killing or two but nothing gory.

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mbazal
Jun 25, 2010

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.

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