Why we still love Casablanca

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How much do we love it?

Casablanca (1942) was voted the greatest film by readers of the Los Angeles Daily News in 1997. It is also regarded the “best Hollywood movie of all time” by the influential Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide. In 2006, the Writers’ Guild of America declared Casablanca‘s screenplay the best ever written.

No 3: 100  Greatest Movies of All Time by Entertainment Weekly

No 4: AMC Movie Guide The Greatest 100 Movies of All Time

No 5: on IMDb Top 100 Greatest Movies of All Time (The Ultimate List)

It was so popular that, in 1957, a tradition began of screening Casablanca during the week of final exams at Harvard University, tradition that continues to the present day.

So it’s clearly an exceptionally popular film by any standard.

Perhaps one reason is that the film stars possibly two of the most stylish people ever to grace the silver screen. Bogart  as Rick Blaine and Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa…

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