The legendary Casablanca will be available for 4K UHD and digital on November 8 in time for the feature's 80th anniversary.
Casablanca enticed viewers to a haunting city in Morocco, where they met Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), Czech resistance fighter and wanted man Victor Laszlo (Paul Hendreid) and the woman caught between them both, Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman). The film, directed by Michael Curtiz (White Christmas), centered on Blaines' decision between assisting in the escape of his former lover Ilsa and her husband Laszlo, and
The film also featured Claude Rains (The Invisible Man), Conrad Veidt (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari), Sydney Greenstreet (Passage to Marseille), Peter Lorre (The Man Who Knew Too Much), and Dooley Wilson (My Favorite Blonde). Wilson also sang the film's famous theme song As Time Goes By.
Both Heres looking at you kid and I think this is the beginning of a wonderful friendship, both of which were created by Bogarts' character. It won several Academy Awards that year for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay, all of which came from Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's stage play, Everybody Comes to Ricks.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, a John Wayne-led Western classic, to Brian De Palma's legendary gangster film The Untouchables, and John Carpenters' cult classic horror The Fog, it seems like studios are moving forward with bringing the fans what they want.
Below is a sneak peek at Warner Bros.' new release.