The dialogues are so taut and chiseled yet so rich and rewarding, not a word wasted or over used — as if one were reading the great prose of Ernest Hemingway .
Humpery Boghart’s parting line to the beautiful Ingrid Bergman , “We’ll always have Paris” is so much reminiscent of Hemingway’s own tribute to Paris in his memoirs , he said “Paris stays with you for the rest of your life .”
Much of the movie is set in a café in Casablanca and yet so much happens in this smoky and mysterious place, the movie still moves with speed and rhythm .
Each character is complete , convincing and real , no melodrama even though it was made seventy years ago .
You have to see Casablanca to understand why Humphery Bogart is rated as one of the greatest hollywood actors of all time .
Then there is Ingrid Bergman , that classic Nordic beauty with her best performance .
Even though the film was made in 1942 it had an international cast ,only three actors in the film were American born .
Then there is the memorable music and that unforgettable song , “As time goes by”.