The Top 63 Marathon, part 52
Length: 102 minutes
Director: Michael Curtiz
Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein & Howard Koch, based on a play by Murray Burnett & Joan Alison
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains
Music: Max Steiner (and non-original music)
Distinctions: Oscars (in 1944) for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay (adapted); Oscar nominations for Best Actor (Bogart), Best Supporting Actor (Rains), Best Cinematography (black-and-white), Best Score (dramatic or comedy) and Best Editing; currently #16 on the IMDb’s Top 250
Synopsis: a wealthy, powerful rogue in WWII Morocco refuses to take sides
How I saw it: on video many times, most recently (rented from Netflix) yesterday
Special effects/design: Good.
Subjective Rating: 9/10 (One of my favorites). It’s not possible to like movies and not love Casablanca. It just can’t be done.
Objective Rating: 3.7/4 (Great).