Sunday, September 11, 2011

Casablanca

Do you have a movie that you can see over and over again?  Casablanca is one of those movies (I actually have several)!


Tonight John and I are watching Casablanca for probably the hundredth time.  If you have never watched Casablanca I suggest you do so! 

Here is a quick plot summary:

During World War II, Europeans who were fleeing from the Germans, sought refuge in America. But to get there they would first have to go Casablanca and once they get there, they have to obtain exit visas which are not very easy to come by. Now the hottest spot in all of Casablanca is Rick's Cafe which is operated by Rick Blaine, an American expatriate, who for some reason can't return there, and he is also extremely cynical. Now it seems that two German couriers were killed and the documents they were carrying were taken. Now one of Rick's regulars, Ugarte entrusts to him some letters of transit, which he intends to sell but before he does he is arrested for killing the couriers. Captain Renault, the Chief of Police, who is neutral in his political views, informs Rick that Victor Laszlo, the European Resistance leader, is in Casablanca and will do anything to get an exit visa but Renault has been "told" by Major Strasser of the Gestapo, to keep Laszlo in Casablanca. Laszlo goes to Rick's to meet Ugarte, because he was the one Ugarte was going to sell the letters to. But since Ugarte was arrested he has to find another way. Accompanying him is Ilsa Lund, who knew Rick when he was in Paris, and when they meet some of Rick's old wounds reopen. It is obvious that Rick's stone heart was because of her leaving him. And when they learn that Rick has the letters, he refuses to give them to him, because "I stick my neck out for nobody".  But Ilsa thinks Rick can help them get out of the country - but will he?


Theme Song:
You must remember this
A kiss is just a kiss
A sigh is just a sigh
The fundamental things apply
As Time Goes By.
And when two lovers woo
They still say, 'I love you'
On that you can rely
No matter what the future brings
As Time Goes By.

There are many movies that I can watch over and over again.  Do you have one too?


2 comments:

Susan G said... [Reply to comment]

Debbie, I have too many! Casablanca is one. The Fugitive is another (it is the movie Jim and I saw on our first date!). Dirty Dancing, Grease, Remember the Titans, Flash Gordon.

Kelly-ann said... [Reply to comment]

I have not ever seen this movie but I'll have a look-see soon :D