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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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User Reviews:
Hilarious Woody Allen romp See more (77 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)

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:
This is the only Woody Allen - Diane Keaton star teamed movie or film collaboration in which Allen did not also direct.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the scene with Sharon Lake in Allan's apartment, Allan jerks a record and the disc comes flying out - first he's holding the record with the back of the sleeve facing front, then when he jerks the record the front of the sleeve faces front.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:
Features Casablanca (1942)See more »
Soundtrack:
La MarseillaiseSee more »

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26 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Hilarious Woody Allen romp, 28 June 2005
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

I'm a big fan of Woody Allen. While his films often have something wrong with them, you can always count on a good time and a laugh while you're watching - and that's certainly what you get here! Woody Allen films are always best when Woody himself stars in them; his neurotic persona is a great base for laughs, and he certainly delivers in this film! For some reason, Woody Allen chose not to direct this film himself and Herbert Ross has got that job. Due to the cast, and Woody's script, however, this is very much another Woody Allen flick, no matter who is in the director's chair. This film also features the first screen pairing of Allen and Diane Keaton, who would, of course, go on to make Allen's masterpiece 'Annie Hall', along with Tony Roberts, who also co-stars here. The plot of the movie plays out like a tribute to Casablanca, and it sees recently dumped Allen falling in love with his best friend's wife, all the while under the watchful eye of the great Humphrey Bogart, whom he sees in his daydreams.

The humour in this film is awesome and also amazingly funny. Scenes that see Woody Allen blunder his way through dates are hilarious, and Allen's dialogue is at its dry and witty peak. The scene in which he tells of a fight he had with two 'hairdressers' being an excellent example of his writing. Allen tends to play the same sort of character in all of his films, and the one here shows him doing that again. This would be a problem, if he weren't so amazingly good at it. As the man festers in his own pathos; we can really believe it, and this gives the film a great sense of believability and also offers up a prime example of Allen acting at his best. The film isn't a complete one-man show, however, as the underrated Tony Roberts, along with Diane Keaton also give grand performances. The movie tributes in the film are many, with most pointing to the great Casablanca - and this is a good thing as far as I'm concerned. On the whole, this is an intelligent, entertaining and hilarious movie from one of cinema's best comedians. Highly recommended!

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