Casablanca (70th Anniversary Edition)

Bogart, Humphrey

SKU: 883929224876

UPC 883929224876
Release Date 2012-03-27
Studio Warner Home Video
Discs 3
Length 102
Format B&W and Color
Synopsis World War II Morocco springs to life in Michael Curtiz's (THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, YANKEE DOODLE DANDY) classic love story. Colorful characters abound in Casablanca, a waiting room for Europeans trying to escape Hitler's war-torn Europe. Humphrey Bogart plays Richard Rick Blaine, a cynical but good-hearted American whose café is the gathering place for everyone from the French Police to the black market to the Nazis. When his long-lost love, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), surfaces in Casablanca with her Resistance leader husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), Rick is pulled into both a love triangle and a web of political intrigue. Ilsa and Victor need to escape from Casablanca, and Rick may be the only one who can help them. The question is, will he? Top-notch performances include Claude Rains as the chief of the French police and the major authority figure in Unoccupied France, Peter Lorre as the doomed Senor Ugarte, Sydney Greenstreet as Senor Ferrari, and Dooley Wilson as Rick's loyal friend and the café's pianist, Sam. The mesmerizing musical score, by Max Steiner, along with the well-structured plot, flawless acting, and unforgettable dialogue makes this one of the best films of all time.CASABLANCA was an original selection to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1989. As Time Goes By, the song that became this film's anthem, not to mention theme song, was originally written for the Broadway musical EVERYBODY'S WELCOME, which opened on October 13, 1931 and ran for 139 performances. The composer, Herman Hupfeld, was also known for the song When Yuba Plays the Rumba on the Tuba. The film's producer, Hal B. Wallis, was awarded the Academy's Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1943. In his 1995 memoir MY AMERICAN JOURNEY, General Colin Powell lists CASABLANCA as one of his favorite films. Additional credits: Hugh MacMullan (dialogue director), Robert Aisner (technical adviser). Copyright 1943 Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.Here's looking at you, kid.--Humphrey Bogart (Rick) to Ingrid Bergman (Ilsa) at least three times during the course of the film Only one answer can take care of all our questions.--Ilsa just before kissing Rick But of course, that was the day the Germans marched into Paris. Not an easy day to forget. I remember every detail--the Germans wore gray, you wore blue.--Interchange between Rick and Ilsa at his cafe after seeing each other for the first time in years Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.--Rick about Ilsa...Absolutely sound, rock-solid in its use of Hollywood studio craftsmanship....The black-and-white cinematography has not aged as color would. The dialogue is so spare and cynical it has not grown old-fashioned......One of the most perfect Hollywood movies ever made...Possibly the most famous film ever made, CASABLANCA has everything......Here Humphrey Bogart transformed himself into a romantic hero...Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart provide the chemistry that sets this apart from countless other tales of doomed wartime love affairs.
Cast Jack Warner (Producer)
Conrad Veidt (Star)
George Meeker (Star)
Gino Corrado (Star)
Norma Varden (Star)
Claude Rains (Star)
Curt Bois (Star)
Philip G. Epstein (Screenwriter)
S.Z. Sakall (Star)
Julius J. Epstein (Screenwriter)
Max Steiner (Composer)
John Qualen (Star)
Torben Meyer (Star)
Paul Porcasi (Star)
Paul Henreid (Star)
Olaf Hytten (Star)
Leonid Kinskey (Star)
Owen Marks (Editor)
Hal B. Wallis (Producer)
Martin Garralaga (Star)
Carl Jules Weyl (Art Director)
Leon Belasco (Star)
Ludwig Stossel (Star)
Ingrid Bergman (Star)
Joy Page (Star)
Howard Koch (Screenwriter)
Peter Lorre (Star)
Marcel Dalio (Star)
Alberto Morin (Star)
Arthur Edeson (Director of Photography)
Orry-Kelly (Costume Designer)
Michael Curtiz (Director)
Helmut Dantine (Star)
Dan Seymour (Star)
Dooley Wilson (Star)
Frank Puglia (Star)
Humphrey Bogart (Star)
Madeline LeBeau (Star)
Hans Von Twardowski (Star)
Sydney Greenstreet (Star)
Monte Blue (Star)
Creighton Hale (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray/DVD Features: Region 1 Note: Michael Curtiz: The greatest gdirector you never heard of Casablanca: an unlikely classic Introduction by Lauren Bacall 2 separate commentaries: Roger Ebert and film historian Rudy Behlmer Warner night at the movies Great performances: Bacall on Bogart You must remember this: a tribute to Casablanca As time goes by: the children remember Deleted scenes Outtakes Cartoons Audio scoring stage sessions 11/19/47 vox pop radio broadcast Theatrical trailers You must remember this: the Warner Bros. story The brothers Warner Jack L. Warner: the last mogul documentary Full Frame - 1.37 Audio: DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 2.74000
Height 2.25000
Width 8.00000
Depth 11.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute Additional Footage,Behind The Scenes,DVD Included,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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