Film Analysis Of Casablanca

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With the threat of Nazis in Europe, many people flee to a nightclub in Casablanca to acquire illegal letters that’ll allow them to escape to America. The film, Casablanca, takes place during World War II and is about an American expatriate, Rick, who must make the choice of whether or not to help out his former lover, Ilsa, and her husband flee to neutral Portugal by giving them transit letters that are deemed priceless by many refugees. Casablanca stars Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine and Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa Lund. The film was made in 1942 and was directed by Michael Curtiz, and produced by Hal B. Wallis. The film is rated PG, and is a romantic drama type of film.

Rick owns a nightclub and restaurant called “Rick’s Café Américain” that attracts many refugees looking for priceless transit letters. One of Rick’s regulars, a crook by the name of Ugarte asks Rick to hold on to some transit letters that he acquired from two murdered German messengers that allow the person to travel to neutral Portugal. Ugarte had planned to sell the letters at the club but he couldn’t because he was arrested for killing the messengers and dies being the only one who knows Rick has the letters. Rick finds out that his former lover, Ilsa is in town with her husband who was supposed to buy the letters from Ugarte, but now has to find an alternative. This all leads to a tough challenge for Rick that brings him heartbreak and an extremely difficult decision to make. The film is based on Joan
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