Five decades of Academy Award Best Picture winners, counting down to the Mayfair’s 90th Anniversary on December 5, 2022!
A cynical expatriate American cafe owner struggles to decide whether or not to help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape the Nazis in French Morocco.
Academy Awards: Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay award winner! Also nominated for Best Actor (Humphrey Bogart), Supporting Actor (Claude Rains), Cinematography, Editing, and Music!
National Board of Review: Best Director award winner!
National Film Preservation Board: Inducted into the National Film Registry in 1989!
4/4 Stars! “Seeing the film over and over again, year after year, I find it never grows over-familiar. It plays like a favorite musical album; the more I know it, the more I like it. The black-and-white cinematography has not aged as color would. The dialogue is so spare and cynical it has not grown old-fashioned. Much of the emotional effect of Casablanca is achieved by indirection; as we leave the theater, we are absolutely convinced that the only thing keeping the world from going crazy is that the problems of three little people do after all amount to more than a hill of beans.” (Roger Ebert)
99% All Critics / 100% All Critics Certified Fresh! “An undisputed masterpiece and perhaps Hollywood’s quintessential statement on love and romance, Casablanca has only improved with age, boasting career-defining performances from Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.” (Rotten Tomatoes)
5 Stars! “As time goes by, the appeal of Casablanca shows no sign of diminishing…it remains a marvellous blend of bittersweet romance, wisecracking comedy and wartime intrigue. Wonderfully acted by its cast” (BBC)
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