Casablanca DVD 1943 / Directed by Michael Curtiz (Kertész Mihály) / Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid / Black&White Classic
Casablanca DVD 1943 / Directed by Michael Curtiz (Kertész Mihály) / Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid / Black&White Classic / 2 disc special edition / Duplalemezes extra változat
REGION 2 PAL DVD (Black & White)
MADE IN Hungary
AUDIO: English mono, German mono, Spanish mono
Subtitles: English, Hungarian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Portuguese, Hebrew, Polish, Greek, Czech, Turkish, Icelandic, Croatian, French, Italian, English HOH, German HOH
Total Runtime: 96 MINUTES
CONDITION IS USED - VERY GOOD
Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's unproduced stage play Everybody Comes to Rick's. The film stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid; it also features Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, and Dooley Wilson. Set during World War II, it focuses on an American expatriate who must choose between his love for a woman and helping her and her husband, a Czech resistance leader, escape from the Vichy-controlled city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Germans.
In December 1941, American expatriate Rick Blaine owns an upscale nightclub and gambling den in Casablanca. "Rick's Café Américain" attracts a varied clientele, including Vichy French and German officials, refugees desperate to reach the still-neutral United States, and those who prey on them. Although Rick professes to be neutral in all matters, he ran guns to Ethiopia during its war with Italy and fought on the Loyalist side in the Spanish Civil War.
Petty crook Ugarte boasts to Rick of "letters of transit" obtained by murdering two German couriers. The papers allow the bearers to travel freely around German-occupied Europe and to neutral Portugal, and are priceless to the refugees stranded in Casablanca. Ugarte plans to sell them at the club, and asks Rick to hold them. Before he can meet his contact, Ugarte is arrested by the local police under the command of Captain Louis Renault, the unabashedly corrupt prefect of police. Ugarte dies in custody without revealing that he entrusted the letters to Rick.
Then the reason for Rick's cynical nature—former lover Ilsa Lund—enters his establishment. Spotting Rick's friend and house pianist, Sam, Ilsa asks him to play "As Time Goes By." Rick storms over, furious that Sam disobeyed his order never to perform that song, and is stunned to see Ilsa. She is accompanied by her husband, Victor Laszlo, a renowned fugitive Czech Resistance leader. They need the letters to escape to America to continue his work. German Major Strasser has come to Casablanca to see that Laszlo fails.
Casablanca. Egy város, ahova könnyű megérkezni, de amit szinte lehetetlen elhagyni. Különösen akkor, ha az ember rajta van a nácik által összeállított nem kívánatos személyek listáján. Márpedig Victor Laszlo rajta van. Csak egy ember segíthet rajta. És az nem más, mint a keserű és cinikus amerikai, Rick Blaine. Csakhogy ő nem éppen a segítőkészségéről híres. Ráadásul Viktor felesége, Ilsa Blaine volt szerelme, akit a férfi azóta se tudott kiheverni…
Casablancában mindenki Rick mulatójába jár. Ez az egyedüli hely, ahol a nácik elől Amerikába menekülők hamis papírokhoz juthatnak. Rick eddig még mindenkin segített, de egy nap feltűnik régi szerelme egy másik férfi társaságában, s akkor egy pillanatra elveszíti korábbi határozottságát.
Minden idők egyik legjobb (és legtöbbet idézett) romantikus filmjét a magyar származású Kertész Mihály rendezte.
Cast / Szereplők:
- Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine. Rick was Bogart's first true romantic role.
- Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa Lund. Bergman's official website calls Ilsa her "most famous and enduring role". The Swedish actress's Hollywood debut in Intermezzo had been well received, but her subsequent films were not major successes until Casablanca. Film critic Roger Ebert called her "luminous", and commented on the chemistry between her and Bogart: "she paints his face with her eyes". Other actresses considered for the role of Ilsa included Ann Sheridan, Hedy Lamarr, Luise Rainer, and Michèle Morgan. Producer Hal Wallis obtained the services of Bergman, who was contracted to David O. Selznick, by lending Olivia de Havilland in exchange.
- Paul Henreid as Victor Laszlo. Henreid, an Austrian actor who had emigrated in 1935, was reluctant to take the role (it "set [him] as a stiff forever", according to Pauline Kael), until he was promised top billing along with Bogart and Bergman. Henreid did not get on well with his fellow actors; he considered Bogart "a mediocre actor"; Bergman called Henreid a "prima donna".
The second-billed actors are:
- Claude Rains as Captain Louis Renault. Rains was an English actor born in London. He had previously worked with Michael Curtiz on The Adventures of Robin Hood. He later played the villain in Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious, with Ingrid Bergman.
- Conrad Veidt as Major Heinrich Strasser. He was a refugee German actor who had appeared in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. He fled the Nazis but was frequently cast as a Nazi in American films. A star in German cinema before the Nazi era, he was the highest paid member of the cast despite his second billing.
- Sydney Greenstreet as Signor Ferrari. Another Englishman, Greenstreet had previously starred with Lorre and Bogart in his film debut in The Maltese Falcon.
- Peter Lorre as Signor Ugarte. Born in Austria-Hungary, Lorre fled Nazi Germany in 1933 after starring in Fritz Lang's first sound movie, M (1931). Greenstreet and Lorre appeared in several films together over the next few years, although they did not share a scene in Casablanca.
Also credited are:
- Curt Bois as the pickpocket. Bois was a Jewish-German actor and refugee. He had one of the longest careers in film, making his first appearance in 1907 and his last in 1987.
- Leonid Kinskey as Sascha, the Russian bartender infatuated with Yvonne. He was born into a Jewish family in Russia and had migrated to the United States. He told Aljean Harmetz, author of Round Up the Usual Suspects: The Making of Casablanca, that he was cast because he was Bogart's drinking buddy. He was not the first choice for the role; he replaced Leo Mostovoy, who was deemed not funny enough.
- Madeleine Lebeau as Yvonne, Rick's soon-discarded girlfriend. The French actress was married to fellow Casablanca performer Marcel Dalio until their divorce in 1942. She was the last surviving cast member at her death on May 1, 2016.
- Joy Page as Annina Brandel, the young Bulgarian refugee. The third credited American, she was the stepdaughter of Jack L. Warner, the studio head.
- John Qualen as Berger, Laszlo's Resistance contact. He was born in Canada but grew up in the United States. He appeared in many of John Ford's films.
- S. Z. Sakall (credited as S. K. Sakall) as Carl, the waiter. The Jewish-Hungarian actor fled Germany in 1939. His three sisters and his niece later died in a concentration camp.
- Dooley Wilson as Sam. He was one of the few American-born members of the cast. A drummer, he had to fake playing the piano. Even after shooting had been completed, producer Wallis considered dubbing over Wilson's voice for the songs. He had originally considered changing the character to a woman and casting singers Hazel Scott, Lena Horne, or Ella Fitzgerald.
Notable uncredited actors are:
- Marcel Dalio as Emil the croupier. He had been a star in French cinema, appearing in Jean Renoir's La Grande Illusion and La Règle du Jeu. After he fled the fall of France and went to America, he was reduced to bit parts in Hollywood. He had a key role as "Frenchy" in another of Bogart's films, To Have and Have Not.
- Helmut Dantine as Jan Brandel, the Bulgarian roulette player married to Annina Brandel. Another Austrian, he had spent time in a concentration camp after the Anschluss, but left Europe after being freed.
- Gregory Gaye as the German banker who is refused entry to the casino by Rick. Gaye was a Russian-born actor who went to the United States in 1917 after the Russian Revolution.
- Torben Meyer as the Dutch banker who runs "the second largest banking house in Amsterdam". Meyer was a Danish actor.
- Corinna Mura as the guitar player who sings "Tango Delle Rose" (or "Tango de la Rosa") while Laszlo is consulting with Berger and later accompanies the crowd on "La Marseillaise"
- Frank Puglia as a Moroccan rug merchant
- Richard Ryen as Colonel Heinze, Strasser's aide
- Dan Seymour as Abdul the doorman. He was an American actor who often played villains, including the principal one in To Have and Have Not and one of the secondary ones in Key Largo, both opposite Bogart.
- Gerald Oliver Smith as the Englishman whose wallet is stolen. Smith was an English actor.
- Norma Varden as the Englishwoman whose husband has his wallet stolen. She was a famous English character actress.
|Directed by||Michael Curtiz|
|Produced by||Hal B. Wallis|
|Based on||Everybody Comes to Rick's
by Murray Burnett
|Music by||Max Steiner|
|Edited by||Owen Marks|
Warner Bros. – First National Pictures
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
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