Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Casablanca

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From this Saturday at 2am Eastern, that’s 6pm Saturday in NZ, 4pm in Sydney and 7am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day , it’s
the described movie Casablanca from 1942.
Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's unproduced stage play Everybody Comes to Rick's.
Set during World War II, it focuses on an American expatriate who must choose between his love for a woman and helping her and her husband, a Czech Resistance leader, escape from the Vichy-controlled city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis.
Warner Bros. story editor Irene Diamond convinced producer Hal B. Wallis to purchase the film rights to the play in January 1942. Brothers Julius and Philip G. Epstein were initially assigned to write the script. However, despite studio resistance, they left to work on Frank Capra's Why We Fight series early in 1942. Howard Koch was assigned to the screenplay until the Epsteins returned a month later.
Principal photography began on May 25, 1942, ending on August 3; the film was shot entirely at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California with the exception of one sequence at Van Nuys Airport in Van Nuys, Los Angeles.
Although Casablanca was an A-list film with established stars and first-rate writers, no one involved with its production expected it to be anything other than one of the hundreds of ordinary pictures produced by Hollywood that year.
Casablanca was rushed into release to take advantage of the publicity from the Allied invasion of North Africa a few weeks earlier.
It had its world premiere on 26 November, 1942, in New York City and was released nationally in the United States on 23 January, 1943. The film was a solid if unspectacular success in its initial run.
Exceeding expectations, Casablanca went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, while Curtiz was selected as Best Director and the Epsteins and Koch were honored for writing the Best Adapted Screenplay.
Its reputation gradually improved, to the point that its lead characters, memorable lines, and pervasive theme song have all become famous and it consistently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films in history.
Directed by: Michael Curtiz.
Produced by: Hal B. Wallis.
Screenplay by: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein and Howard Koch.
Based on: Everybody Comes to Rick's: by: Murray Burnett and Joan Alison.
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre.
Music by: Max Steiner.
Cinematography: Arthur Edeson.
Edited by: Owen Marks.
Production company: Warner Bros. – First National Pictures.
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures.
Release date: 26 November, 1942 (Hollywood Theatre) and 23 January, 1943 (United States)
Running time: 102 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: Original: $878,000,Actual: $1,039,000.
Box office:$3.7 million (rentals, initial US release), or $6,859,000.
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