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Casablanca ( Blu-ray )

As time goes by, no film equals the popularity of this indisputable classic. In quintessential roles, Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman are former lovers reunited in wartorn Casablanca. Bogey is the cynical cafe owner who lives by his own moral code and sticks his neck out for 'no-one'. Bergman, as the beautiful wife of Resistance leader Paul Henried, finds herself torn between two lovers when she re-enters Bogey's life. The film's great success lies in the inimitable pairing of its two stars, a thoroughly romantic story line, terrific humour and numerous moments of suspense. Of course, that great ending helps, too. Studio filmmaking from the 1940s doesn't come better than this, and nearly stealing the film is Claude Rains as a 'poor, corrupt official' who, as a Nazi puppet, soon discovers the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Academy Award winner for Best Picture.

Year: 1942
Genre: Alice's 300 Greatest Films, Romance, Academy Award - Best Picture, Best of the 1940s, Empire Mag's Greatest 201, Time Mag's 100 Best, Alice Members' Top 100, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die), Cult Classic, Blu-ray Discs, Classic Cinema
Country: USA
Director: Michael Curtiz
Starring: Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet
Duration: 102 Minutes
Rating: PG
8.5/10
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