On screen, the chemistry between cool Bogie and Nordic-cool Bergman sizzles as it’s filtered through veteran Arthur Edeson’s luminous black-and-white cinematography and the superlative direction from WB’s most visually astute director, Michael Curtiz (Captain Blood, The Adventures of Robin Hood). Still, studio execs were surprised when Casablanca took home Oscars for Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Director, not to mention five other Academy Award nominations that year. The film went on to become one of the preeminent icons of classic golden age Hollywood. Constantly rated as one of the most popular movies ever, this ultra-stylish and truly cool movie deserves every one of its accolades. 8:30 p.m. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive.
Wed., July 25, 8:30 p.m., 2012