The Keith & the Movies Valhalla Induction – “CASABLANCA”

The Keith & the Movies Valhalla is a place of tribute for those movies that I hold in the highest regard. These are films that embody everything that is great about motion pictures. These are the best of the best – movies that I truly love and that stand above the rest. There are many great movies that won’t find their way into these sacred halls. But here you will find those films that I believe personify brilliance in filmmaking, storytelling, and entertainment. These glorious 5 star accomplishments are worthy of special recognition as the very best. In other words, these are my favorite movies of all time.


CASABLANCA (1942) – This Humphrey Bogart movie is a classic in every sense of the word. It’s a beautifully written story driven by a superb cast including Bogart, the lovely Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, and Conrad Veidt. Casablanca is loaded with memorable scenes and features some of cinema’s most recognized movie lines. It’s also one of the most romantic movies of all time sparked by a genuine chemistry between the two leads. I remember the first time I saw Casablanca and how it opened me up to the glory of classic cinema. It’s the perfect movie from start to finish.

Casablanca is the first inductee into The Keith & the Movies Valhalla. But there are more amazing movies to come in the near future so stay tuned. What are your thoughts on this Bogart classic? Is it worth the praise it’s received or is it an overrated picture? You now know my opinion. It’s one of the very best. Take time to share your comments below.

11 thoughts on “The Keith & the Movies Valhalla Induction – “CASABLANCA”

  1. A new feature Keith? Nice one but damn you all the same LOL. I was considering a similar idea. I love the name though. Very nice choice and good choice of film to begin with. Well done you scoundrel! 😉

    • LOL! Cheers my friend. Yep it’s a small but new feature that I’ve toyed with for some time now. Instead of lengthy exhaustive reviews (some of which have already been done on my blog), these are just quick takes that will fit nicely on the new menu tab on the page.

      Good to hear strong minds think alike. LOL! You could still do something similar. I don’t know, something like Mark’s Den of Delight? Ok, the name needs some work but….. 😉

    • Thanks! Casablanca had to be first for me personally. It’s pretty hard to say what my single favorite movie is but whenever the topic comes up Casablanca is always in the conversation. It’s that near and dear to my heart.

    • SOOOOOOOOOOO jealous. I would LOVE to see this on the big screen. Ingrid is gorgeous. And let me say this as gentle and as unbiased as I can…BOGART IS THE MAN! I love Casablanca!

      • Bogart was great here but Ingrid is absolutely beautiful, even I can’t take my eyes off her. She’s even more gorgeous here than in Spellbound, but that could be ’cause I was too busy looking at Greg 😉

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