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Casablanca fave of UK MPs

india Updated: Jan 01, 2007 17:28 IST
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Classic movie Casablanca has been voted the best film of all-time in a poll of 175 British MPs.

During the Sky Movies survey, Liberal Democrat MP Norman Baker said that he still cried during some parts of the "moving and inspirational" production of 1942.

Casablanca topped the survey by beating Star Wars, which came in second, and was referred to as a "timeless masterpiece" by Conservative MP Stephen Crabb.

One of the reasons for Star Wars being voted for by Crabb was the featuring of his first love, Princess Leia, in the movie.

Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis starrer Some Like it Hot was on the third place, reported the BBC.

Wrapping up the top five positions in the list were One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and The Shawshank Redemption.

The survey also broke down the list of favourite films by political party, which again had Casablanca on the top.

Labour MPs also chose north of England drama Brassed Off, Orson Welles' Citizen Kane and mob drama Goodfellas.

While favourites of the Tories included the classic Gone With the Wind and the 1968 movie Carry On Up the Khyber, those of the Liberal Democrats were Steven Spielberg's drama Saving Private Ryan and Austin Powers: Goldmember.

Top 10 favourite films of British MPs:

1. Casablanca

2. Star Wars

3. Some Like it Hot

4. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

5. The Shawshank Redemption

6. Citizen Kane

7. Reservoir Dogs

8. Four Weddings and a Funeral

9. Goodfellas

10. Life of Brian

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