Seventy years old. The most enjoyable non-western ever made. A tribute to what the Hollywood studio system could achieve at its most finely tuned. The propaganda film that best captures what the second world war was about and expresses it in attractive characters whose style embodies their politics and morality. It has got better and better as time goes by. Here's looking at you kid!
Casablanca – review
Philip French welcomes the 70th birthday re-release of Hollywood's finest second world war drama