8pm  Saturday 4th February 2017
CASABLANCA          []       102 mins
Michael Curtitz  (USA 1942)
Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains

Lewes Film ClubSet in Vichy-controlled Morocco during WWII, Casablanca is set in a nightclub run by cynical American Rick (Bogart), where resistance fighters, immigrants and Nazis converge to police or participate in black-market trading. In this colourfully exotic setting, created entirely on the Warner Bros studio lot, an affair is rekindled between Rick and Ilsa (Bergman), now the wife of a resistance leader. The screenplay sparkles with memorable lines and the supporting cast delivers some extraordinary performances. A powerful and emotional drama and an enduring classic.

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