Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Cactus Theater. Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz. The film stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid. Set during World War II, it focuses on an American expatriate who must choose between his love for a woman and helping her Czech Resistance leader husband escape the Vichy-controlled city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis.
Casablanca went on to win three Academy Awards – Best Picture, Director (Curtiz) and Adapted Screenplay (the Epsteins and Koch). Its lead characters, memorable lines and pervasive theme song have all become iconic and the film consistently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films in history.