The Rake Film Fest: Casablanca

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Containing some of the most stylish scenes in cinema, the popularity of Casablanca, 1942 has never wavered.

Set during World War II in the city of Casablanca in Morocco, the film sees American bar owner Rick (Humphrey Bogart) having to choose between his love for a woman (Ingrid Bergman) or helping her husband (Paul Henreid) to escape to continue his fight against the Nazis.

American film critic and historian Leonard Maltin considers Casablanca "the best Hollywood movie of all time." He’s not the only one, 80 years after its release, it remains one of the world’s best-loved films, and a sheer inspiration for style mavens.

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Freddie Anderson

Published

May 2022

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