The Epstein Brothers created Casablanca, a romantic adventure, like no other of its time. There are a few movies which are loved by both men and women. Casablanca successfully combines action, adventure, love and romance into a film.
What makes this film a favorite of women? Casablanca is set in the exotic land of Morocco where refuges wait for passage to America, the Promised Land. In a popular American café, Rick owns a popular café and hides from the memories of a lost love. He is a mysterious, masculine hero who hides behind a hard outer shell but is really thoughtful and unpredictable. Rick runs into the girl he loves, Ilsa. Ilsa Lund is a beautiful woman who is torn between two lovers.
Ilsa goes to Rick’s club with her husband Victor Laszlo, a Czech freedom fighter wanted by the Germans. From the beginning, women love Rick far more than they love Victor because of his mysterious masculinity. Victor Laszlo is a hero yet, and does not appear as loveable as Rick. Rick holds the only two letters of transit that can guarantee Victor and Ilsa’s escape. We are left wondering and waiting to see if Rick will do the right thing and give Ilsa the papers.
Another important part of the movie that women love is the music. The song “As Time Goes By” is the song that belongs to the true lovers and is played over and over by Rick’s devoted friend, Sam. Women enjoy the lasting relationship between Sam and Rick and the compassion of Sam for both Rick and Ilsa.
When Rick is forced with the decision of what to do with the letters of transit he speaks with Ilsa. She asks Rick to think for both of them and make the decision. In the end, Rick sacrifices himself for the happiness of Ilsa and Victor as well as the war against Germany. He risks his own life for others.
Men enjoy the action, adventure, corruption and sexy intrigue. The movie is filmed at a time of war. The main character is a cool and collected, suave owner of a...