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Casablanca Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

One of the most beloved American films, this captivating wartime adventure of romance and intrigue from director Michael Curtiz defies standard categorization. Simply put, it is the story of Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a world-weary ex-freedom fighter who runs a nightclub in Casablanca during the early part of WWII. Despite pressure from the local authorities, notably the crafty Capt. Renault (Claude Rains), Rick's café has become a haven for refugees looking to purchase illicit letters of transit which will allow them to escape to America. One day, to Rick's great surprise, he is approached by the famed rebel Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid) and his wife, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), Rick's true love who deserted him when the Nazis invaded Paris. She still wants Victor to escape to America, but now that she's renewed her love for Rick, she wants to stay behind in Casablanca. "You must do the thinking for both of us," she says to Rick. He does, and his plan brings the story to its satisfyingly logical, if not entirely happy, conclusion. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

  • Release date:November 26, 1942

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Owen Marks Best Editing 1943 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Arthur Edeson Best Black and White Cinematography 1943 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Claude Rains Best Supporting Actor 1943 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Humphrey Bogart Best Actor 1943 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Curtiz Best Director 1943 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Max Steiner Best Score - Drama or Comedy 1943 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Julius J. Epstein Best Screenplay 1943 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Philip G. Epstein Best Screenplay 1943 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Howard W. Koch Best Screenplay 1943 Winner

Cast

Humphrey Bogart
as Rick Blaine
Ingrid Bergman
as Ilsa
Paul Henreid
as Victor Laszlo
Claude Rains
as Capt. Louis Renault
Conrad Veidt
as Maj. Heinrich Strasser
Peter Lorre
as Ugarte
Sydney Greenstreet
as Senor Ferrari
S.Z. Sakall
as Carl, Headwaiter
Dooley Wilson
as Sam
Joy Page
as Annina Brandel
John Qualen
as Berger
Leonid Kinskey
as Sascha
Helmut Dantine
as Jan Brandel
Curt Bois
as Dark European
Marcel Dalio
as Emil, the Croupier
Corinna Mura
as Singer
Ludwig Stossel
as Mr. Leuchtag
Ilka Gruning
as Mrs. Leuchtag
Frank Puglia
as Arab Vendor
Dan Seymour
as Abdul
Creighton Hale
as Customer
Richard Ryen
as Heinz
Torben Meyer
as Banker
William Edmunds
as Contact
Wolfgang Zilzer
as Man with Expired Papers (Shot)
Leo Mostovoy
as Fydor
Lou Marcelle
as Narrator
Louis Mercier
as Smuggler
Martin Garralaga
as Headwaiter
Olaf Hytten
as Prosperous Man
Oliver Blake
as German Banker
Paul Porcasi
as Native
Alberto Morin
as French Officer
Monte Blue
as American
Michael Mark
as Vendor
Henry Rowland
as German Officer
Mischa Auer
as Bartender
Norma Varden
as Englishwoman
Leon Belasco
as Dealer
George Dee
as Casselle
George Meeker
as Friend
Gino Corrado
as Waiter
Gregory Gaye
as German Banker

Crew

Michael Curtiz
Director
Hal B. Wallis
Producer
Philip G. Epstein
Screenwriter
Joan Alison
Play Author
Howard Koch
Screenwriter
Julius J. Epstein
Screenwriter
Arthur Edeson
Cinematographer
Hugo W. Friedhofer
Composer (Music Score)
Herman Hupfeld
Songwriter
Jack Scholl
Songwriter
Leo F. Forbstein
Musical Direction/Supervision
Max Steiner
Composer (Music Score)
Owen Marks
Editor
Jack L. Warner
Executive Producer
Orry-Kelly
Costume Designer
Willard Van Enger
Special Effects
James Leicester
Special Effects
Don Siegel
Special Effects
Perc Westmore
Makeup
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