DVD 102 mins IMDB 8.8 (81,061 votes) top 250: #7
PG
Casablanca - Special Edition
Warner Brothers (1942)
In Collection
#162

My Rating:
10

Seen It:
Yes
Drama, Romance
USA  /  English

Humphrey Bogart Rick Blaine
Ingrid Bergman Ilsa
Paul Henreid Victor Laszlo
Claude Rains Capt. Louis Renault
Conrad Veidt Maj. Heinrich Strasser
Peter Lorre Ugarte
Sydney Greenstreet Senor Ferrari
S.Z. Sakall Carl, Headwaiter
Madeleine Le Beau Yvonne
Dooley Wilson Sam
Madeleine LeBeau Yvonne
Joy Page Annina Brandel
John Qualen Berger
Leonid Kinskey Sascha
Curt Bois Pickpocket
Louis V. Arco Refugee at Rick's (uncredited)

Director Michael Curtiz
Writer Murray Burnett; Joan Alison; Julius J. Epstein; Philip G. Epstein; Howard Koch; Casey Robinson
Cinematography Arthur Edeson
Musician M.K. Jerome; Jack Scholl; Max Steiner
User Credit 1 Owen Marks
User Credit 2 Orry-Kelly

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

Edition Details
Barcode 012569568129
Region Region 1
Chapters 32
Release Date 8/5/2003
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 B&W
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Disc One: Casablanca
2 Feature-Length Audio Commentaries: One by Film Critic Robert Ebert, the Other by Film Historian Rudy Behlmer
Introduction by Lauren Bacall
Interactive Menus
Original and Reissue Theatrical Trailers
Scene Access

Disc Two: Bonus Materials
Lauren Bacall Hosts You Must Remember This: A Tribute to Casablanca, a spellbinding backstage tour.
Bacall on Bogart Features the Award-Winning Actress Candid and Moving Reminiscences About her Husband's Life and Career
Newly Discovered Additional Scenes and Outtakes
Homage Cartoons Carrotblanca, Starring Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes Gang Premiere Episode Who Holds Tomorrow? From the 1955 TV Series Adaptation of Casablanca
Screen Guild Players Radio Production of Casablanca Featuring the Film's 3 Top-Billed Stars
Scoring Session
Outtakes Gallery
Production History Gallery Includes Photos, Press Materials, Studio Correspondence, Memorabilia and More
Interactive Menus
Documentary Screen Access

Enhanced Features for your DVD-ROM PC:
Script-to-Screen
Website Links
and More
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 2 They had a date with fate in Casablanca!
Links All Movie Guide
IMDB
DVD Empire
Amazon US
Internet Movie Database

Notes
Trivia: The movie's line "Here's looking at you, kid" was voted as the #5 movie quote by the American Film Institute (more)

Goofs: Audio/visual unsynchronized: While accompanying Sam on "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby", the guitarist pats her instrument in rhythm, yet the sound we hear can only be made when the guitar is actually strummed. (more)

Quotes:
[first lines]
Narrator: With the coming of the Second World War, many eyes in imprisoned Europe turned hopefully, or desperately, toward the freedom of the Americas. Lisbon became the great embarkation point. But, not everybody could get to Lisbon directly, and so a tortuous, roundabout refugee trail sprang up - Paris to Marseilles...
[...]
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Awards: Won 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 6 nominations (more)