Picks and Pans Review: Casablanca

updated 04/11/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 04/11/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

NBC (10-11 p.m. ET)

Television's attempt to adapt the Bogie-Bergman film classic for a series starts out nicely enough, with Scatman Crothers accompanying Trisha Noble's torch song in Rick's smoke-filled nightclub. But as time goes by, the story swiftly goes downhill. David Soul seems wooden in Bogart's role, and the supporting players are blander than Vichy water. (Premiere)

MONDAY, APRIL 11

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