Released in December 1942, "Casablanca" is the classic of all classic films, the enduring triumph of Hollywood's golden age. This volume contains the complete screenplay as well as a behind-the-scenes look at how the Oscar-winning movie was made, by one of its writers, Howard Koch. Charles Champlin, Roger Ebert, Umberto Eco, and others contribute incisive analyses of the movie's timeless appeal, and twenty-five beautifully reproduced stills capture the dramatically charged scenes of this true American classic.
"Casablanca is, for many, the quintessential World War II romance, so it's most welcome to have the story of its making, as well as its script, to prove, if nothing else, that what Bogart actually said to Sam was, 'Play it!'" - Peter Bogdonavich "I promise this book will become a treasured possession of Casablanca-phlles who will handle it with reverent care and perhaps even buy two copies, one for reading and one to squirrel away where it will remain safe and undamaged." - The Chicago Tribune "Casablanca is a classic. The script reads beautifully [and] the book is a must for film buffs." - Los Angeles Times"