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'Casablanca' at 75

Beloved classic back in theaters for anniversary


Here's looking at you, "Casablanca," 75 years later—and back on the big screen.

The 1942 classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman as war-crossed lovers Rick Blaine and Ilsa Lunda will be back in select theaters today for a diamond anniversary showing sponsored by Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events.

Click here to find the nearest theater. Local showtimes are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., with exclusive commentary by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz.

The event comes just two weeks shy of the 75th anniversary of the world premiere of "Casablanca" on November 26, 1942 at the Warner Bros. Hollywood Theatre in midtown Manhattan.

Directed by Michael Curtiz, the World War II romantic drama won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. It has since been ranked at or near the top of virtually every list of Hollywood's greatest movies, hailed for its memorable theme song ("As Time Goes By") and countless great lines—even though Bogart never actually says, "Play it again, Sam."

Of all the movie joints in all the towns in all the world, you'll be lucky if Ilsa, Rick and company walk into yours.

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