Casablanca

Free Cherry Fest Classic

Director: 
Michael Curtiz
Year: 
1942
Rating: 
Not Rated
Run Time: 
102 mins
Cast: 
Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid

Iconic. A national treasure. And even as time goes by, it remains one of the greatest romances ever made. It could’ve been just another average studio picture—no one was expecting a great movie. But luckily for us, destiny intervened with story, lighting, music, and the unparalleled acting chops of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman coming together with unparalleled craftsmanship. There’s a lot more we could say about cynical American expatriate Rick Blaine and the girl who walks into his gin joint and back into his life, but it all comes down to this: If “Casablanca” comes to Traverse City and you’re not at the State Theatre, you’ll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.