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also known as “Chuyện Tình Thế Chiến,” “Kasablanka,” “Kasaburanka,” “Καζαμπλάνκα,” “Казабланка,” “Касабланка”

Reviewed by: Shannon Hammell

Moral Rating: Average
Moviemaking Quality:
Primary Audience: • Adults • Young-Adults
Genre: Drama Romance
Length: 1 hr. 42 min.
Year of Release: 1942
USA Release: January 23, 1943
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Featuring Humphrey BogartRick Blaine
Ingrid BergmanIlsa Lund
Paul HenreidVictor Laszlo
Claude ReinsCaptain Louis Renault
Conrad VeidtMajor Heinrich Strasser
Sydney GreenstreetSignor Ferrari
Peter LorreUgarte
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Director Michael Curtiz
Producer Hal B. Wallis
Jack L. Warner
Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures. Trademark logo.
Warner Bros. Pictures
, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company

Casablanca is one of my favorite movies of all time. It stays true to its “PG” rating, even with its themes containing violence, drinking, and references to having affairs outside of marriage.

Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) is the owner of a nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco during the time of World War II. Although he’s not the kind of man to fall in love, he has a fling with Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) in France. Later, Rick finds out that Ilsa is married and she runs off on him, leaving him bitter and miserable. Rick also discovers that Ilsa’s husband is a Nazi target. The political intrigue and romance ensue from there.

“Casablanca” is not anti-Christian in message, but neither does it harbor Christian values. It is a fascinating film depicting some events surrounding the second world war. The Bible makes it clear that lying and adultery are wrong (see the Ten Commandments). However, some viewers may find these themes objectionable. In fact, when it was released in 1942, it was known as an envelope-pushing project. But for anyone over 13 who enjoys classic cinema, “Casablanca” is worth a watch.

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