"Casablanca" tops Writers Guild list of top 101 screenplays

"Casablanca" and a pair of "Godfathers" are among the 101 greatest screenplays ever, according to members of the Writers Guild of America.

Film and television writers ranked the screenplays in the guild's first best-of list, released Thursday.

The screenplay for 1942's "Casablanca," by Julius Epstein, Philip Epstein and Howard Koch, was chosen from more than 1,400 nominated works.

Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola and Billy Wilder each have four screenplays on the list. Charlie Kaufman, William Goldman and John Huston earned three mentions each.

The guild's picks for the top 10 screenplays are:

1. "Casablanca." 2. "The Godfather."

3. "Chinatown." 4. "Citizen Kane."

5. "All About Eve." 6. "Annie Hall."

7. "Sunset Boulevard." 8. "Network."

9. "Some Like It Hot." 10. "The Godfather II", reports AP.


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