TCM Presents Casablanca.
Best Picture, Academy Awards
In celebration of TCM’s 20th Anniversary, TCM is presenting 20 free nationwide screenings of Casablanca.
All passes for the March 4th screenings of Casablanca are available on a first come, first served basis. There is limited seating at each screening and admission is not guaranteed. 73 years have done nothing to dim Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart’s dazzling performances in one of the screen’s most beloved romantic thrillers. Some of Warner Bros.’ best writers turned an unproduced play into a timeless tribute to the glories of love and heroism. As added bonuses, the film made Bogie a top romantic star, showed audiences how sexy Bergman could be, brought trench coats back into fashion and revived the popularity of “As Time Goes By,” the song both stars ask Sam (Dooley Wilson) to play again. A series of coincidences made this film a box-office winner. The U.S. invaded Northern Africa at about the same time as the picture premiered; it went wide when President Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin met in Casablanca. But it was top work from all involved — from director Michael Curtiz to the lowliest grip and bit player — that helped make CASABLANCA an enduring classic.
All passes for the March 4th screenings of Casablanca are available on a first come, first served basis. There is limited seating at each screening and admission is not guaranteed.
directed by Michael Curtiz starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman in English
Casablanca: easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if you’re wanted by the Nazis. Such a man is Resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), whose only hope is Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart in one of his most memorable roles), a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one—especially Victor’s wife, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), the ex-lover who broke his heart.
Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo’s transport out of the country and bitter Rick must decide what counts more—personal happiness or countless lives hanging in the balance.
Winner of three Academy Awards including “Best Picture,” Casablanca remains one of Hollywood’s greatest treasures more than 70 years after it first lit up the screen.