The film Casablanca has been a favorite for many people since its release in 1943. It was directed by the talented Hungarian director Michael Curtiz. It stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman as the main characters. Claude Rains plays a supporting role as Captain Louis Renault. He delivers one of the best performances of his impressive career during the course of this movie Casablanca is a classic tale of lost love found again. This love is then put at risk of being lost once and for all.
The Second World War is in full swing, and the Nazis have dominated Europe. Many refugees have fled and passed through Casablanca, Morocco. Rick Blaine (Bogart) is the hero, and his lost love is the beautiful Ilsa (Bergman). Rick is stubborn, and he stays in Casablanca. Ilsa and her husband are on the run when they stumble upon Rick’s Café. Rick has managed to build a new life to avoid being hurt again. Ilsa has buried their past, and she devotes her time to supporting her husband. When the two see each other sparks fly, and memories of their time in Paris come flooding back.
Casablanca is a film for anyone who has lost a love. It is for anyone who has ever had a heartbreaking decision to make. The themes of valor, sacrifice, and heroism still ring true today. The dialogue has lost none if its wit or depth. This is a must see for anyone who appreciates the art of film.