Casablanca (1942)

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Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's unproduced stage play Everybody Comes to Rick's. The film stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid, and features Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, and Dooley Wilson. Set during the Second World War, it focuses on a man torn between, in the words of one character, "love and virtue". He must choose between his love for a woman and helping her Czech Resistance leader husband escape the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city Casablanca or continuing his fight against the Nazis.

The film has grown in popularity over the years. Murray Burnett called it „true yesterday, true today, true tomorrow". By 1955, the film had brought in $6.8 million, making it the third most successful of Warner’s wartime movies.