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Director:
Writers:
Woody Allen (based on the play by)
Woody Allen (screenplay)
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Release Date:
4 May 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Here's laughing at you, kid. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Woody Allen ... Allan

Diane Keaton ... Linda

Tony Roberts ... Dick

Jerry Lacy ... Bogart
Susan Anspach ... Nancy

Jennifer Salt ... Sharon
Joy Bang ... Julie

Viva ... Jennifer
Susanne Zenor ... Discotheque Girl (as Suzanne Zenor)
Diana Davila ... Museum Girl
Mari Fletcher ... Fantasy Sharon
Michael Greene ... Hood #1
Ted Markland ... Hood #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ingrid Bergman ... Ilsa Lund (archive footage) (uncredited)

Humphrey Bogart ... Rick Blaine (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tom Bullock ... Taxi Hippie (uncredited)
Jean De Briac ... Orderly (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mark Goddard ... Real Estate Developer (uncredited)

Paul Henreid ... Victor Laszlo (archive footage) (uncredited)

Claude Rains ... Captain Louis Renault (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Herbert Ross 
 
Writing credits
Woody Allen (based on the play by)

Woody Allen (screenplay)

Produced by
Frank Capra Jr. .... associate producer
Arthur P. Jacobs .... producer
Charles H. Joffe .... executive producer (as Charles Joffe)
 
Original Music by
Billy Goldenberg (music)
 
Cinematography by
Owen Roizman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Marion Rothman (film editor)
 
Production Design by
Ed Wittstein 
 
Set Decoration by
Doug von Koss (set decoration) (as Doug Von Koss)
 
Costume Design by
Anna Hill Johnstone 
 
Makeup Department
Patricia D. Abbot .... hair stylist
Stanley R. Dufford .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Roger M. Rothstein .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William C. Gerrity .... assistant director (as William Gerrity)
Charles Norton .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David Dockendorf .... sound
Richard Reitschmann .... sound (as Richard Pietschmann)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Isaacs .... gaffer
Bob Rose .... key grip (as Robert Rose)
Bernie Abramson .... still photographer (uncredited)
Orlando Suero .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Arnie Lipin .... wardrobe (uncredited)
G. Fern Weber .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Oscar Peterson .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
James Arena .... driver (uncredited)
Ribello Mastroianni .... transportation (uncredited)
William Ryan .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jack Hirshberg .... unit publicist
Don Record .... title designer
Keith C. Smith .... special photographic consultant (as Keith Smith)
Elizabeth Atkinson .... secretary (uncredited)
Susan Miller .... secretary (uncredited)
Dolores Rubin .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Stan Scholl .... assistant to associate producer (uncredited)
Wendy Stark .... secretary (uncredited)
Barbara Sundahl .... secretary (uncredited)
Foster Thompson .... estimating auditor (uncredited)
Patrizia von Brandenstein .... secretary (uncredited)
Meghan Williams .... secretary (uncredited)
 
Thanks
David Merrick .... acknowledgment: produced on the New York Stage by
 
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Runtime:
85 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:14A (Canadian Home Video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Norway:12 | Singapore:PG | Spain:18 | Sweden:11 | UK:15 | USA:TV-PG | USA:PG (Approved No. 25168) | West Germany:12 (f: fr 16)

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Trivia:
First released just over a year after the similarly titled Play It Again, Charlie Brown (1971) (TV).See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Allan and Linda walk up the steps to Linda's apartment, a hand-held mike is visible at bottom of screen briefly.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
[after the opening clips of Casablanca]
Allan:[voice-over] Who am I kidding? I'm not like that. I never was, I never will be... That's strictly the movies.
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Movie Connections:
References Key Largo (1948)See more »
Soundtrack:
La MarseillaiseSee more »

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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Play it again, Woody, 24 October 2006
Author: Galina from Virginia, USA

Directed by Herbert Ross, "Play It Again, Sam" (1972) is Woody Allen's film from the beginning to the final credits. Allen wrote the screenplay based on his Broadway play and he starred as Allan, a neurotic movie buff who writes the film reviews (what else?). Allan not just loves movies; he lives in the movies' world and constantly takes advices on how to get the girls from the legendary hero of his all time favorite movie "Casablanca", Humphrey Bogart's Rick. I am not a fan of "Casablanca" at all but if my favorite Artist is so much in love with it, maybe I should give it another try.

When Allan's wife Nancy leaves him, his best friend Dick (Tony Roberts) and his lovely wife Linda (Diane Keaton) try to fix him up with several eligible pretty young ladies. Very typically for Woody's characters, he is a total failure with them. The only woman he feels comfortable with, he shares the same insecurities and neuroses, the one whose Birthday he remembers and who he desperately wants is Linda, his best friend's wife. "Play It Again, Sam" is a remarkable movie for several reasons and one of them - it was the beginning of a wonderful working (and not only) relationship between Allen and Keaton that would result in the movies "Bananas" (1971), "Sleeper" (1973), "Love and Death" (1975), "Annie Hall" (1977), "Interiors" (1978), "Manhattan" (1979), "Radio Days" (1987), and "Manhattan Murder Mystery" (1993) and will bring them both well deserved fame and Oscars. Made 34 years ago, "Play It Again, Sam" holds up very well and I would call it my favorite earlier Woody's film and the best Woody's film that he has not directed.

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