Friday November 24, 2017
Casablanca turns 75: an oral history of Hollywood's most beloved film
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Sunday, Nov. 26 marks the 75th anniversary of the Hollywood classic, Casablanca. The film, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, is one of the most beloved films of all time, and has had a huge influence on movies over the years.
To mark this occasion, we've asked Noah Isenberg, author of We'll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend and Afterlife of Hollywood's Most Beloved Movie, to give us an oral history of Casablanca, from Bogart's initial fear of playing a romantic lead to the confusing director's note that led to Bergman's standout performance.
— Produced by Elaine Chau