WWII Center Presents Academy Winner Casablanca

The Warren County Community College World War Two and Holocaust Research Center will present a showing of the 1943 Academy Award winner for Best Picture in 1943, Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreidand Claude Rains, on October 10 in Room 123A/B. There will be two showings: 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, faculty, staff, and students. 

Casablanca takes place in French occupied Morocco during World War Two. “Rick’s Café Americain”, a bar and casino, serves as a way station for expatriates and political refugees. Rick (Humphrey Bogart), the cynical café owner, refuses to take sides with any nationality, but when a former lover (Ingrid Bergman) and her new husband (Paul Henreid) arrive in Casablanca, desperate for visas, he is drawn into a volatile web of political and romantic espionage. 

In the six decades since its 1942 release, Casablanca has grown into such a legend that it almost transcends mere cinema. Its lines of dialogue can be quoted by people who have not even seen the film: “Here’s looking at you, kid”, “I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship”, and the often misquoted “Play it again, Sam”. 

Parking is available on the campus. For information contact: Professor Bill Lorenzo at blorenzo@warren.edu. 

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