I am and will always be a fan of classic movies particularly those made in the 40s and 50s but I like something about them all. This is one of my all time favorites movies classic or otherwise. If you’ve never seen Casablanca first of all what planet are you living on but really what planet are you living on? It is absolutely brillant and stars some of my favorite classic actors, I’m a huge fan of Humphrey Bogart, Bogie is good in just about anything and really this was a great movie for him. Of course the gorgeous and timeless Ingrid Bergman, really this is a role she was made to play. Both of actors do awesome jobs in it but you want to know who I really think made this movie one of my favorites, Claude Rains, I’d seen Rains in other movies like Invisible Man but this whole movie was his, he had the best lines and was just made watching this film a wonder to behold. This movie wouldn’t have made it to classic status without Claude Rains. I mean if you want to see a film that belongs to Humphrey Bogart watch The Maltese Falcon or The Big Sleep, because in Casablanca he’s just a side character and everyone is playing off of Claude Rains character, Captain Renault, at some point in this movie. This movie has it all intrigue, comedy, and a love story. Surprisingly it didn’t do that well at the box office in its day but many times the great classics never do. You won’t be disappointed if you watch it, you may surprised at how much you love it. I must say if you’re a classic movie fan and haven’t seen it yet, shame on you, take a ruler and spank your hand then go out and rent it and watch it. It’s a must watch for all classic movies folk. I’ll leave you some of favorite lines from the movies, I’m such a sucker for a good movie line and will put it in my own speech if it’s really good. This movie has a bunch of lines I use in my everyday life.
Captain Renault: In 1935, you ran guns to Ethiopia. In 1936, you fought in Spain, on the Loyalist side.
Rick: I got well paid for it on both occasions.
Captain Renault: The *winning* side would have paid you *much better*
Major Strasser: You give him credit for too much cleverness. My impression was that he’s just another blundering American.
Captain Renault: We musn’t underestimate “American blundering”. I was with them when they “blundered” into Berlin in 1918.
[Rick and Renault discussing Victor Laszlo’s chances of escaping Casablanca]
Captain Renault: This is the end of the chase.
Rick: Twenty thousand francs says it isn’t.
Captain Renault: Is that a serious offer?
Rick: I just paid out twenty. I’d like to get it back.
Captain Renault: Make it ten. I’m only a poor corrupt official.