The story of Rick Blaine, a cynical world-weary ex-patriate who runs a nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco during the early stages of WWII. Despite the pressure he constantly receives from the local authorities, Rick’s cafe has become a kind of haven for refugees seeking to obtain illicit letters that will help them escape to America. But when Ilsa, a former lover of Rick’s, and her husband, show up to his cafe one day, Rick faces a tough challenge which will bring up unforeseen complications, heartbreak and ultimately an excruciating decision to make.
“Casablanca is the most sociable, the most companionable film ever made. Life as an endless party.” — David Denby, New Yorker
“Irresistible, big-hearted film-making.” — Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard Koch
Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid
English, French, German, Italian