|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 15 copies|
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
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Drama.
Morocco -- History -- 20th century -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Burbank, CA :Warner Home Video,2012
|Other Titles|| Everyone comes to Rick's.
Epstein, Julius J., 1909-2000, screenwriter.
Epstein, Philip G., screenwriter.
Koch, Howard, screenwriter.
Bogart, Humphrey, 1899-1957, actor.
Bergman, Ingrid, 1915-1982, actor.
Henreid, Paul, actor.
Rains, Claude, 1889-1967, actor.
Veidt, Conrad, 1893-1943, actor.
Greenstreet, Sydney, actor.
Lorre, Peter, actor.
Steiner, Max, 1888-1971, composer.
Burnett, Murray. Everyone comes to Rick's.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967), production company.
Warner Home Video (Firm), publisher.
Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre.
Music, Max Steiner.
MPAA rating: PG; mild violence.
In English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese, with optional English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese subtitles; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Languages on disc vary from those listed on container.
Title from container.
From a play by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1942.
Special features: Michael Curtiz: The greatest director you never heard of ; Casablanca: an unlikely classic ; introduction by Lauren Bacall ; 2 separate commentaries: Roger Ebert and film historical Rudy Behlmer ; theatrical trailers.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; full screen presentation; Dolby digital, mono, dual-layer.
Academy Award, 1943: Best picture; Best director; Best writing, screenplay.
1 videodisc (approximately 102 min.) : sound and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.