Casablanca (Spanish for "white house" ; Standard Arabic: Ø§Ù„Ø¯Ø§Ø± Ø§Ù„Ø¨ÙŠØ¶Ø§Ø¡ transliterated ; Moroccan Arabic: dar beÃ¯da) is a city in western Morocco, located on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the capital of the Grand Casablanca region.
Casablanca is a 1942 romantic film set during World War II in the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca. The film was directed by Michael Curtiz, and stars Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine and Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa Lund. It focuses on Rick's conflict between, in the words of one character, love and virtue: he must choose between his love for Ilsa and his need to do the right thing by helping her husband, Resistance hero Victor Laszlo, escape from Casablanca and continue his fight against the Nazis.