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CASABLANCA

                      

For Hicksflicks.com, March 21, 2014

If you've never experienced "Casablanca" (1944, b/w) in a movie theater and you can get next Tuesday morning off, treat yourself to a drive into Utah County to watch it at the SCERA Center in Orem. It's worth it.

And if you've never seen it all, so much the better. You're in for an extra-special treat, and I envy you for being able to discover it for the first time.

But even for the second, third, fifth or 25th time, "Casablanca" is an amazingly successful film of wartime politics, star-crossed lovers and memorable, often hilarious, dialogue, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

Even if you've never seen "Casablanca," you've heard some of the dialogue, either in clips or some other, perhaps spoofing, context:

"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."

"Play it, Sam."

"We'll always have Paris."

"Here's looking at you, kid."

"Round up the usual suspects."

"It doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world."

"I remember every detail. The Germans wore gray, you wore blue."

"Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

"Casablanca" will play at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, in the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem. Admission is $2.