Poster for Casablanca

Autumn 2004 Special Presentations series

Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 4:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by Michael Curtiz

Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, Howard Koch, and Philip G. Epstein

Based on the play by Joan Alison and Murray Burnett

Starring Dooley Wilson, Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, and Claude Rains

Rated NR · 1h 42m
United States
English, French, German, and Italian

One of the most beloved American films, this captivating wartime adventure of romance and intrigue from director Michael Curtiz defies standard categorization. Simply put, it is the story of Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a world-weary ex-freedom fighter who runs a nightclub in Casablanca during the early part of WWII. Despite pressure from the local authorities, notably the crafty Capt. Renault (Claude Rains), Rick’s cafĂ© has become a haven for refugees looking to purchase illicit letters of transit which will allow them to escape to America. One day, to Rick’s great surprise, he is approached by the famed rebel Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid) and his wife, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), Rick’s true love who deserted him when the Nazis invaded Paris. She still wants Victor to escape to America, but now that she’s renewed her love for Rick, she wants to stay behind in Casablanca. “You must do the thinking for both of us,” she says to Rick. He does, and his plan brings the story to its satisfyingly logical, if not entirely happy, conclusion.