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i shouldn't admit this, but i will: i've never been able to sit thru this picture.
Nothing to be ashamed of. I think everyone has one or two 'great films' on their list of does-not-appeal.Wuthering Heights and My Fair Lady permanently reside on mine!
Norma - Here's my confession: I'm with you. I never understood what was so great about Casablanca myself. I did sit through most of it in 1983 because it was on TV and I was living in a dorm with an obnoxious bourgeois ass named James Harris - God I hope he isn't a relation to anyone we know - and the whole time he was going on about what a great film it was. The acting was good, but none of stars connect with me. To me, it seems like the hype over the film is so much bigger than the film itself.
My fair Lady is the musical that will not end.
With you on My Fair Lady all the way, and my aversion to the creeping horror that is Leslie Caron in Lili, but to me, Casablanca's a winner.That said, I was lucky enough to see it the first time in a crowded theatre - it's an incredible crowd pleaser, laughter and tears, the whole nine yards.I never knew about Raft, but I've long heard that two Warners stalwarts, Ronald Reagan and Ann Sheridan, were in the running for a while...
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