(In order watched.)
Humphrey Bogart- Rick Blaine
Ingrid Bergman - Ilsa Lund
Paul Henried - Victor Laszlo
Claude Rains - Captain Louis Renault
Its 1941 and Casablanca is being used as a place for refugees to try to catch a plane to Lisbon, a neutral city with ways of getting straight to america. Ricky Blaine Owns a night club style gambling den. he is neutral, he sticks his neck out for "no-one". One day Rick is informed of a Mr Laszlo and Ilsa Lund on the run from the Nazis are waiting in his club. He is introduced to them by Captain Renault, but Ricky Already Knows Ilsa.
What a wonderful film with wonderful performances. The music by none other than the genius Max Stiener is just mezmerizing. This Film must be the most quoted film in fim history! If only now you could have such great lines as "here's looking at you kid," and "we'll always have Paris," in movies. Overall the film was just fantastic. There is one special scene that really does bring a tear to your eye. The national anthem scene.
- Spencer Tracy as Matt Drayton
- Sidney Poitier as Dr. John Prentice
- Katharine Hepburn as Christina Drayton
- Katharine Houghton as Joanna "Joey" Drayton
A 23 year old white San Francisco girl named Joey brings home her Fiance to her parents for their approval. He happens to be black. She says that no matter what her parents say about the marriage they will go through with it. But Her Fiance Feels differently, and tells her parents in private that there will be no marraige unless they approve. There is only one catch, They have to leave by 10:30 that night to fly to new york and her parents only have one day to decide. Meanwhile his parents invite themselves to dinner at her house that night not knowing she is white.
This is nothing short of a revolutionary film. It was Still illegal at the time the film was made in 1967, to have a marraige between races in 17 states of America, and this film caused a lot of controversy. What you may not know is that Spencer Tracy died 2 and a half weeks after filming ended, which also adds to the tear factor. It is a very good film with lots of points that are outstanding. I loved Katherine Houghton's performance, but I have not seen her in anything else.