Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1943
AuthorsCurtiz, Michael
Running Time2h 2m
Date Released01/1943
DistributorWarner Bros.
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

This 1942 romantic drama by Michael Curtiz won an Oscar for Best Picture. It is based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's unproduced stage play, Everybody Comes to Rick's, and stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid. Casablanca is often cited as one of the best films of all time. An American expatriate who owns an upscale nightclub unexpectedly reunites with his former lover in Morocco in the early days of World War II. He must choose between his love for her or help her husband, a Czech resistance leader, escape the Vichy-controlled territory.



Humphrey Bogart

Ingrid Bergman

Paul Henreid

Claude Rains

Peter Lorre


Directed by Michael Curtiz

Produced by Hal B. Wallis

Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard E. Koch, and Casey Robinson (uncredited)

Based on "Everybody Comes to Rick's," a 1940 play by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison

Music by Max Steiner

Cinematography by Arthur Edeson

Edited by Owen Marks


Drama, Romance, War

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