Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Casablanca (1942)

Directed by Michael Curtiz

Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

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Nice story. Seems like The English Patient (or the novel it was based on) might have drawn from it. Good use of Sam’s music. Neat how it jumps outside the scene and into the score. May have been the first film to do that.

Fantastic cast and good acting. Bogart is cool, and Veidt is, of course, cool too. Laslow is really cool, great look, great voice, and great way of carrying himself. Very fast talking, just like today. An awful lot of talking, especially in the beginning, and it makes it a bit difficult to follow, like Miller’s Crossing. Why does everyone in these old movies have those damn English accents except Bogart? Is he supposed to stand for America? Or do the movie stars just have to adopt high-class roles for fans?

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