(1942) dir Michael Curtiz w/Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Conrad Veidt, Dooley Wilson [102 min; 35mm]
Back in the ’60s, CASABLANCA at the Brattle played like Rocky Horror does now – with people coming dressed in costume, reciting the lines at the screen, and boisterously singing along. CASABLANCA still draws crowds here, and with good reason, it has a little something for everyone: the star-crossed romance between Bogie and Bergman, the comic banter between Bogie and Rains’ rakish French police commander, and a thrilling plot involving Nazis, resistance fighters, theft and murder.
“For me, CASABLANCA is one of those films I can replay and get a new experience each time. CASABLANCA hasn’t changed. It’s still the same old story. But I’ve changed. I’ve loved and lost and learned.” —Manish Mathur, Brattle Film Notes
Original Theatrical Trailer:
70th Anniversary Trailer: