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)


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