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Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) is shocked when Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) walks out of his past and into his gin joint. Curious to know why she is on the arm of a wanted anti-Nazi activist (Paul Henreid), the nightclub owner is soon caught up in the pair's plans to escape from Casablanca to seek political asylum in America.
Why Is Casablanca Rated PG?
Casablanca is rated PG for mild violence (re-rating 1992).
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Violence: References are made to murder, theft and black-market activity. Police make forceful arrests. Characters are threatened verbally (torture is alluded to) and with guns, as well as shot (shown on screen). Set in World War II, the script portrays the tensions of encroaching war, conflicting patriotism and invading armies (some newsreel footage shown). Officials are depicted as corrupt. Pick-pocketing and fistfights are seen.
Sexual Content: Sexual relations are implied between unmarried couples. An authority figure accepts sexual favors (discussed but not shown). A woman makes vague sexual invitations to men. A couple kisses.
Language: Mild language and slurs are heard.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Depictions of drinking and smoking are pervasive. A man gets drunk when depressed.
Other: The film portrays gambling and cheating.
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Humphrey Bogart can also be seen in The African Queen, playing a similarly hard-shelled, cigar-smoking character. In One Against the Wind another woman fights against German forces by helping Allied soldiers escape from Nazi occupied France.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: NR
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Home Video Notes: Casablanca: 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition
Release Date: 27 March 2012
Casablanca releases in a 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition on March 27, 2012. The 3-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Set (which is limited and numbered) includes:
- Full size reproduction of the original 1942 film poster
- 62-page production art book
- 4 Collectible Drink Coasters
- Introduction by Lauren Bacall
- Two audio commentaries: - Film critic Roger Ebert & Film historian Rudy Behlmer
- Roster for Warner’s A Night at the Movies viewing mode
- Eight behind-the-scenes documentaries
- Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
- Who Holds Tomorrow?
- Carrotblanca Looney Tunes cartoon
- Scoring the Casablanca stage sessions
- Two vintage Casablanca radio broadcasts