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“Casablanca” is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid, and featuring Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre and Dooley Wilson. Set during World War II, it focuses on a man torn between, in the words of one character, love and virtue. He must choose between his love for a woman and helping her and her Czech Resistance leader husband escape from the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis. “Casablanca” won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Its characters, dialogue, and music have become iconic, and the film has grown in popularity to the point that it now consistently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films of all time.
“I was the shyest human ever invented, but I had a lion inside me that wouldn’t shut up.” ~ Ingrid Bergman
“I have grown up alone. I’ve taken care of myself. I worked, earned money and was independent at 18.” ~ Ingrid Bergman
“I’ve gone from saint to whore and back to saint again, all in one lifetime.” ~ Ingrid Bergman
“Be yourself. The world worships the original.” ~ Ingrid Bergman
“I have had my different husbands, my families. I am fond of them all and I visit them all. But deep inside me there is the feeling that I belong to show business.” ~ Ingrid Bergman
“I have no regrets. I wouldn’t have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say.” ~ Ingrid Bergman
“In Paris, when the picture came out (Casablanca (1942), they weren’t too pleased with it. They didn’t like the political point of view. The picture was taken off immediately and was never sold to television. A while ago, it was brought in and opened in five theatres in Paris, as a new movie. They had a big gala opening where I appeared and people were absolutely crazy about it.” ~ Ingrid Bergman
“All I have done, I have done by the command of my Lord… that is, all I have done well.” ~ Joan of Arc (Ingrid Bergman)
“Joan Of Arc” is a 1948 technicolor film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Ingrid Bergman as the young French Heroine. The story is set in the Fifteenth Century, France is a defeated and a ruined nation after the One Hundred Years War against England. Fourteen year old farm girl Joan of Arc claims to hear voices from Heaven asking her to lead God’s Army against the English and the crowning of the weak Dauphin Charles VII as King of France. Joan gathers the people with her faith, forms an army, and conquerors Orleans. When her army is ready to attack Paris the corrupt Charles sells his country to England and dismisses the army. Joan is arrested, sold to the English, and submitted to a shameful political trial in Rouen castle, eventually being burned at the stake for heresay.
“Joan Of Arc” was nominated for seven Academy Awards, becoming the first film to receive seven nominations without receiving a Best Picture nomination. Ingrid Bergman recieved a Best Actress nomination and Jose Ferrer recieved a Best Supporting Actor nomination. Although Bergman and Ferrer did not win, the movie did win two Academy Awards for Best Costume Design and Best Cinematography. Walter Wanger also recieved a Honorary Academy Award “for distinguished service to the industry in adding to its moral stature in the world community by his production of the picture Joan of Arc.” Wanger refused his honorary Oscar for the film because he was angry that the film had not been nominated for Best Picture.