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Play It Again, Sam -- Unlucky in love, Allan Felix (Allen) is a film critic who gets dumped by his wife. Now, his married friends Dick and Linda (Tony Roberts, Keaton) try in vain to fix him up. Allan's dating skills are less than stellar, even though he keeps getting advice from a recurring hallucination...his film hero Humphrey Bogart.

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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 obsessed with the movie Casablanca (1942) attempts to get over his wife leaving him by dating again with the help of a married couple and his illusory idol, Humphrey Bogart. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Not perfect, but enormously likable. See more (81 total) »

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)

Erick Vinther ... COP #2 (uncredited)

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:AA | UK:15 (video) | USA:TV-PG | USA:PG (Approved No. 25168) | West Germany:12 (f: fr 16)

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Trivia:
The name of the movie magazine that Allan Felix (Woody Allen) wrote for was "Film Weekly".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Linda's champagne glass switches from left to right hand between shots.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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Soundtrack:
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14 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Not perfect, but enormously likable., 9 December 1999
Author: gridoon

"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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