"Casablanca" turns 70 with free show on Facebook

Kioskea on Tuesday May 15, 2012 05:11:48 PM


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Moviegoers watch the classic film "Casablanca" on an outdoor screen in Washington. The stars of much-loved classic film "Casablanca" may always have Paris, but on Wednesday they will have Facebook.

The stars of much-loved classic film "Casablanca" may always have Paris, but on Wednesday they will have Facebook.

The legendary black-and-white film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Berman will be streamed free at Facebook in the United States to celebrate the release of a 70th anniversary edition by Warner Home Video.

"Movie fans across the United States are invited to microwave some popcorn and gather by the warm glow of the computer monitor to enjoy a complimentary showing of this timeless love story," Warner Brothers Digital Distribution said in a release.

The 1942 film, which won three Academy Awards including one for Best Picture, will be streamed at facebook.com/CasablancaTheMovie on May 16 starting at 7 p.m. New York time and again when 7 p.m. arrives in California.

The recently released anniversary edition priced at $65 boasts more than 14 hours of material including documentaries about Casablanca, the film's director, and Warner Brothers studio.

© 2012 AFP

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