Directed by: MICHAEL CURTIZ
1942, TSPDT Rank #17
A definite masterpiece, it is very hard to pin down why exactly Casablanca is so perfect. Certainly all of the parts just seem to fall in to place; and it ends up being a transcendent film that defines classic film. All of the actors are superb - Ingrid Bergman was one of the most beautiful actresses ever to grace the screen, and the versatile Claude Rains gives one of his best performances in this film. Not to even mention Bogart. The script is incomparable, and Casablanca has probably become so iconic as to defy criticism. It doesn't deserve any, so I will leave it at that.