1942: Casablanca


– Director: Michael Curtiz

– Stacker score: 96.4

– Metascore: 100

– IMDb user rating: 8.5

– Runtime: 102 minutes

“Casablanca” tells the story of Rick Blaine, played by Humphrey Bogart, who runs a nightclub in Morocco that doubles as a haven for World War II refugees. Surrounded by danger on all sides, Blaine enters a world of trouble when agreeing to help an old flame, played by Ingrid Bergman. While the screenplay might nowadays seem like the stuff of perfection, it wasn’t even complete by the time filming began.