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Casablanca tops movie script list

The Writers Guild of America has named Casablanca as No. 1 on its first list of the 101 Greatest Screenplays.

india Updated: Apr 08, 2006 20:19 IST

The Writers Guild of America has named

Casablanca

as No. 1 on its first list of the 101 Greatest Screenplays.

The screenplay for the wartime tale of courage and cynicism starring Humphrey Bogart was written by Howard Koch and brothers Julius and Philip Epstein.

It was followed on the list by the screenplay for The Godfather, written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola; Chinatown, written by Robert Towne; Citizen Kane, by Herman Mankiewicz and Orson Welles; and All About Eve by Joseph Mankiewicz.

Rounding out the topfive were:
Annie Hall by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman
Sunset Boulevard by the writing team of Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder and DM Marshman Jr
Paddy Chayefsky's Network
Wilder and IAL Diamond's Some Like It Hot; and
Coppola and Puzo's The Godfather Part II.

The list was announced by the Writers Guild on Thursday night.

The list was chosen by Guild members from more than 1,400 nominated screenplay.