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May 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros. is going all-out to promote its 70th anniversary edition of the Humphrey Bogart/Ingrid Bergman classic Casablanca including a one-night-only streaming of the movie on Facebook on May 16 — free. Warner Bros. Digital Distribution said that it will stream at 7:00 p.m. in the Eastern and Western time zones, but it was not clear whether that meant that viewers in the West would be able to watch the movie at 4:00 p.m. and viewers in the East, at 10:00 p.m. To make matters even more confusing, the company said that viewing must begin “within two hours of the Pacific start time.” The free availability of the movie comes following the release of the Blu-ray/DVD combo package of Casablanca, containing almost everything you wanted to know about the movie, including the documentaries Casablanca: An Unlikely Classic; Michael Curtiz: The Greatest Director You Never Heard of; The Brothers Warner; You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story and Jack L. Warner: The Last Mogul. If that still doesn’t satisfy film buffs, there’s also an ebook being released called Inside the Script, containing Hal Wallis’s shooting script and additional items including Warner Bros. founder Jack Warner’s telegrams and memos concerning the movie.