Originally Posted by Gennee
Wow, this is an interesting question. I saw Casablanca and enjoyed it. I saw West Side Story a couple of years ago for the very first time and really liked it.
The interesting thing about Casablanca and one of the reasons that it is so good is that EVERY SINGLE ACTOR in that film is a "A-list" actor from somewhere in Europe. Except for the lead actors (Bogart, Bergman, Lorry et al) the actors were all drawn from among refugees from Hitler's Europe.
Actually Peter Lorry was a refugee also. he was one of the few to be successful in Hollywood because he was able to master English quickly.