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Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Who hasn't heard of this film?

Humphrey Bogart stars as Rick, an expatriate living in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War 2 who finds himself again facing the woman he loves, but who ran out on him in Paris a few years before.

Lovely Ingrid Bergman is Ilsa, former love of Rick's and now the woman with Venezuelan underground leader Victor Lazlo, played by Paul Henreid. There is a lot on intrigue, romance and action plus an incredible piece by Dooley Wilson as Sam, the piano player in Rick's bar.

"As Time Goes By" is one of the most recognized songs in the world thanks to this movie, and the immortal line "Play it again Sam" will never be forgotten.

Conrad Veidt is Major Strasser, the German officer who has come to take control of Casablanca for the Germans while Ilsa pleads with Rick to help her and Lazlo, her new husband escape.

If you haven't seen this movie, shame on you. It is an undisputed classic. I can really relate to how Rick feels about Ilsa. The rest of the cast includes Peter Lorre, Sidney Greenstreet, S.Z. Sakall and the unforgettable Claude Rains as Captain Louis Renault who plays a key part in the end which is never forgotten.

"I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship". Just watch the damn movie folks.

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