It's said Bogart was the third choice for the part. Even he himself didn't want to do the part since he thought the plot was a little generic. I totally agree with him on that. His reluctance, however, was a perfect fit for the part and it is what makes this movie special!
This movie gives me the chills! Casablanca was a film truly ahead of its time, hauntingly relevant today over 70 years later with the refugee crisis spiraling out of control in Europe. It's a film that remains balanced from start to finish, as globally aware as it is funny, with its don't-miss-a-beat sense of humor. It's a film of many contrasting elements flawlessly woven together, largely credited to brilliant...↓