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Scandi Sirens


Often regarded as one of the most influential screen figures in cinematic history, Ingrid Bergman delivers a career-defining performance beside Humphrey Bogart in this Hollywood masterpiece that is celebrating its 80th Anniversary this year.

An emotionally charged romance acclaimed for its snappy dialogue and set against the tumultuous backdrop of World War II, Casablanca tells the story of Rick Blaine, the cynical American proprietor of Rick’s Café Americain in French Morocco. When Rick discovers his old flame Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), he is faced with a difficult decision about whether to help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape the country.

Michael Curtiz
Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Paul Henreid
1942 | 102 min | United States | Romantic Drama | English, French, German, Italian with English subtitles
The performances of the actors are all of the first order, but especially those of Mr. Bogart and Miss Bergman in the leading roles. … Miss Bergman is surpassingly lovely, crisp and natural.
The New York Times 1942
Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Academy Awards 1944
Best Director, Top Ten Films, National Board of Review 1943
Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Music of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture, Academy Awards 1944