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Michael Curtiz United States, 1942

Branden's rating of the film Casablanca

I have heard all of the praise that was bestowed upon this movie over the years. Finally seeing the movie, I didn't get what the fuss was all about. The love story between Rick and Ilsa was not explored enough to get into it. That was my biggest problem with the movie. Ingrid Bergman was lit so beautifully. The stillness of the camera was very effective, but I expected a little depth.