You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Editorial | 'Casablanca' at 70

As time goes by

‘CASABLANCA,’’ WHICH celebrates its 70th birthday today with a screening at the Fenway 13 and theaters across the country, needs no introduction. Movie fans already know how it set the standard for big-star acting (by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman) and character acting (by Claude Rains, Sydney Greenstreet, and many others). How its iconic scenes, including its airport finale, have become embedded in popular culture, featured on greeting cards and film montages. How its screenplay, voted the best-ever by the Writers Guild of America, spawned a drinking game’s worth of catchphrases.

“Round up the usual suspects.’’

Your comment is subject to the rules of our Posting Policy

This comment may appear on your public profile. Public Profile FAQ

Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of