Stuck at home sheltering-in-place and looking for something to watch on the tube? OK, on the flat screen, pad or even smart phone? Welcome to the first of our Silver Screen Selections – movie and television viewing recommendations to help you escape the Stay At Home blues.
Our first Selection is Casablanca, set in North Africa in the early days of World War II, where former lovers are reunited by fate as European refugees desperately seek escape to America.
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Drama, Romance, War | 102min | 23 January 1943 (USA)
Director: Michael CurtizWriter: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. EpsteinStars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul HenreidSummary:
The story of Rick Blaine, a cynical world-weary ex-patriate who runs a nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco during the early stages of WWII. Despite the pressure he constantly receives from the local authorities, Rick's cafe has become a kind of haven for refugees seeking to obtain illicit letters that will help them escape to America. But when Ilsa, a former lover of Rick's, and her husband, show up to his cafe one day, Rick faces a tough challenge which will bring up unforeseen complications, heartbreak and ultimately an excruciating decision to make.
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