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Casablanca: 80 Years On

As time goes by, Michael Curtiz’s classic wartime romance just gets better.

“We’ll always have Paris.” Credit: Warner Brothers

Warning: Contains spoilers

Casablanca is a film that could have turned out very differently. Originally conceived as propaganda to help get American public opinion behind involvement in World War II, it wasn’t intended as anything more than a top-of-the-bill filler for…

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Simon Dillon

Simon Dillon

Novelist and Short Story-ist. Film and Book Lover. If you cut me, I bleed celluloid and paper pulp. Blog: www.simondillonbooks.wordpress.com

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