“English Movie Classics” – english language versions - one film per month

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Filmstart: 13.07.06
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It's time for real classics in the original versions or with German subtitles. We offer you one selected movie each month. Our next film will be "Casablanca" (original with german subtitles) on Wednesday, 15th December.
Enjoy our brand new series of movie-evergreens.
English Movie Classics” – Timetable and short descriptions


Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, USA 1942) Mittwoch, 15. Dezember 2010

Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid featuring Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre. Set during World War II, it focuses on a man torn between love and virtue. He must choose between his love for a woman and helping her and her Resistance leader husband escape from the Vichy-controlled Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis. Although it was an A-list movie, with established stars and first-rate writers—Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein and Howard Koch received credit for the screenplay—no one involved with its production expected Casablanca to be anything out of the ordinary; it was just one of dozens of pictures being churned out by Hollywood every year. The film was a solid, if unspectacular, success in its initial run, rushed into release to take advantage of the publicity from the Allied invasion of North Africa a few weeks earlier. Despite a changing assortment of screenwriters frantically adapting an unstaged play and barely keeping ahead of production, and Bogart attempting his first romantic lead role, Casablanca won three Adademy Awards, including Best Picture. Its characters, dialogue, and music have become iconic, and Casablanca has grown in popularity to the point that it now consistently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films of all time.

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