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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:
One of the Best Romantic Comedies by Woody Allen See more (76 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)
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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:
Near the beginning of the film, when the Woody Allen character is lying in his bed amongst several books, one of them (with the yellow cover) is the actual Woody Allen book "Without Feathers".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Bogart is talking to Allen in his apartment about his missed opportunity to kiss Linda, Bogart's hands are apart. Then when Bogart says he's had his face slapped plenty of times, his hands are together and then apart again.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:
Blues for Alan FelixSee more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
One of the Best Romantic Comedies by Woody Allen, 14 February 2014
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In San Francisco, the neurotic, awkward and clumsy film critic Allan (Woody Allen) that is a fan of "Casablanca" is left by his wife Nancy (Susan Anspach) that is tired of their boring life. His friends Linda (Diane Keaton) and her husband Dick (Tony Roberts) try to help him finding available acquaintances to date him. Allan is advised by his alter ego Bogart (Jerry Lacy) how to behave with women, but Allan is too weird and the women never go in a second date with him. Soon Allan finds that he is in love with Linda, but Dick is his best friend and he does not want to make a move despite Bogart advices.

"Play It Again, Sam" is one of the best romantic comedies by Woody Allen in the beginning of his successful career. I saw this movie for the first time when I was still discovering Woody Allen and last time I had seen was on VHS on 12 November 2000 and I have just seen it again on a DVD recently released in Brazil. The neurotic Allan is hilarious and his discussions with Linda about neurosis and medicines, and his jitters with his dates are very funny. It is curious also to see the typical New Yorker Woody Allen filming in San Francisco. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Sonhos de um Sedutor" ("Dreams of a Seductor")

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