Star Of The Month: Claude Rains: Casablanca (1942)
TCM – Friday 23 November, 10:30pm
Humphrey Bogart stars in one of the greatest love stories of all time. He is Rick Blaine, ex-pro Loyalist and owner of Rick’s Cafe in war torn Morocco. Casablanca is a hot bed of corruption and temporary haven for refugees fleeing from the Nazis before escaping to America. The years have not been kind to Bogart who has become cynical having been betrayed in love and war. However, when his beautiful ex-love Ingrid Bergman reappears in his life, this time with husband Paul Henreid, he is forced to make a decision; whether to rekindle the love they once had or to fight the cause and to help them both to freedom.
Superbly directed by Michael Curtiz.