A cynical expatriate American cafe owner struggles to decide whether or not to help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape the Nazis in French Morocco.
“Casablanca” is a classic film released in 1942, directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid. The movie is set during World War II and tells the story of Rick Blaine (Bogart), an American expatriate who runs a nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco. When his former lover, Ilsa Lund (Bergman), walks into his club with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Henreid), Rick must choose between his own self-interest and doing what is right in the face of the Nazi threat. The film is renowned for its memorable quotes, including “Here’s looking at you, kid,” “Play it, Sam,” and “We’ll always have Paris.” “Casablanca” is widely considered one of the greatest movies ever made and has become an enduring symbol of romantic love and political resistance.