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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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Awards:
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User Reviews:
Very good Woody Allen film 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)

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:
Director Joseph Hardy directed the Broadway stage production of "Play It Again, Sam" but Hardy did not direct this feature film version.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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Movie Connections:
References A Star Is Born (1954)See more »
Soundtrack:
Blues for Alan FelixSee more »

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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Very good Woody Allen film, 9 December 2005
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

Allen plays a film critic who has been cruelly dumped by his wife. Je wants to meet other women but is very neurotic (no surprise there). He idolizes Humphrey Bogart who shows up from time to time to give him advice on dealing with woman. His best friends--couple Diane Keaton and Tony Roberts--try to help also. Naturally he ends up falling for Keaton.

Allen didn't direct this (Herbert Ross did) but he wrote it. So it sounds like a Woody Allen film but doesn't LOOK like an Allen film. For one thing it was shot in San Francisco--not New York! It's also somewhat dated in 1970s dialogue and fashion. There's also a running joke involving Roberts and telephones that doesn't work today. Still this is a very good film.

It is an affectionate take-off on "Casablanca" and other old films also. Allen is playing has patented neurotic character but I've always found him funny and his disastrous dates are just great. Also him, Keaton and Roberts always worked well together and it makes their relationship seem very believable. And Jerry Lacy is VERY funny playing Bogart and giving Allen advice.

If you don't like Woody Allen movies this probably won't change your mind. But I found it fast, funny and very entertaining. And the dated 70s touches were actually quite funny. I give this a 8.

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