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Play It Again, Sam (1972)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  4 May 1972 (USA)
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A neurotic film critic tries to get over his wife leaving him by dating again, much by the help of a married couple and his alter ego, Humphrey Bogart.

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A mild mannered film critic is dumped by his wife and his ego is crushed. His hero persona is the tough guy played by Humphrey Bogart in many of his movies and the apparition of Bogart begins showing up to give him advice. With the encouragement of his two married friends, he actually tries dating again, with less than satisfactory results, until he relaxes. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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In September 1972, Paramount was widely distributing this on a double bill with another comedy, Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972). See more »

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Bogart states that he shot Lizabeth Scott (in Dead Reckoning (1947)), when actually *she* shot *him.* Since he was speeding at the time, he crashed and she died. See more »

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Not perfect, but enormously likable.
9 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

"Play It Again, Sam" is not an altogether successful film: it gets kind of monotonous midway through, and it has a few dead spots and mediocre jokes along the way. But I still like it very much. A warmly funny, enormously likable film, it contains some absolutely hilarious moments (watch for his first blind date and the scene where he follows - and overdoes - the advice that Bogart's ghost gave him to tell Diane Keaton how beautiful she is). Keaton is really lovely and adds an extra sparkle to the movie. Wacky and emotional at the same time, the film is recommended even to not-very-enthusiastic Allen fans.


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