Casablanca. When that title is uttered, a number of quotes come to mind: "We'll always have Paris", "Here's lookin' at you, kid", "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship", "Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By'", "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine", to name a few. But amid all the quotes lies a love story that's truly unforgettable.
As World War II rages on, some civilians find refuge in thw Moraccan city of Casablanca while waiting for a chance to go to America. Nightclub owner Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) comes upon two letters of transit, just as his former lover Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) re-enters his life, along with her husband Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid).
Many people consider Casablanca as the greatest romance movie of all-time. Who could blame them? Bogart and Bergman have great chemistry throughout. In a word, Casablanca is poignant.
My Rating: *****