Romantic-drama classic Casablanca will be appearing on select movie screens across the country today. The Hollywood treasure about a man, a woman, and a sacrifice for love is being treated to a newly restored print in celebration of the movie’s 70th anniversary. “The event will begin with Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne taking audiences behind the scenes of this epic love story in a special original production showcasing stories from those who were on set and those who simply admire this timeless classic.” The film also gets a Blu-ray release on March 27.
One of the ways Casablanca has taken up residence in our collective cinematic memory is through its snappy, unforgettable dialogue thanks to screenwriters Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, and Howard Koch (adapted from an unstaged play). The quotable lines delivered by Humphrey Bogart’s steely cynic-romantic Rick Blaine are effortlessly recited by many — even those who have never actually seen the movie. We wanted to look at other timeless quotes from romantic films. Some are pretty corny and have entered the pop culture mainstream, others are weep-worthy, and a few have an odd, but honest, way at tugging at our heartstrings. Visit our picks past the break, and quote your favorite lines in the comments below.
“I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.” — Dirty Dancing
They survived spaghetti arms and made the leap to the same side of the tracks, but Johnny Castle’s (Patrick Swayze) heart totally melted for Baby (Jennifer Grey) when the well-to-do daddy’s girl let this confession loose in the 1960’s coming of age story.