This film is 65 years old this year (it is now eligible for a free bus pass) but is still one of the best films ever made. I'm still not sure why Bogart was considered a heart throb as he was certainly no oil painting, may be it was the rugged, dangerous, dependable manliness that did it? Ingrid Bergman on the other hand is 100% gorgeous (especially in this film). Both are superb as this film, as is the terrific supporting cast.

Even though this film has been lampooned many times, it is a film that holds up incredibly well. The emotional ending where Rick decides to let his lover leave is surely one of the defining scenes in cinematic history, and still seems powerfully today. The question is should he have let her go?