Play It Again, Sam

Play It Again, Sam

Director: Herbert Ross Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts

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Herbert Ross directed this adaptation of Woody Allen's hit Broadway play concerning a shy film critic who has trouble with women. Woody Allen plays Allan Felix, a writer for Film Quarterly consumed by movies, particularly his favorite film of all time, Casablanca. At the start of the film, Allan's wife Nancy (Susan Anspach) has just left him and is applying for a divorce. Unable to deal with this emotional turmoil, Allan seeks solace in the movies he loves, imagining Humphrey Bogart (Jerry Lacy) has dropped by his apartment to offer Allan advice on dealing with the ladies ("Dames are simple. I never met one that didn't understand a slap in the mouth or a slug from a forty-five"). Helping Allan meet new women are his good friends Dick (Tony Roberts) and Linda Christie (Diane Keaton). Dick and Linda fix him up with a succession of dates, all of which end disastrously because of Allan's nervousness and insecurity. Finally, Allan realizes that he has been spending more time with Linda than anyone else and he is becoming attracted to her -- she's the only woman he truly feels comfortable around. Linda proves unexpectedly receptive to Allan's advances, since Dick's workaholic ways leave Linda neglected and ignored.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/24/2017
UPC: 0032429287205
Original Release: 1972
Rating: PG
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:25:00
Sales rank: 1,051

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Woody Allen Allan
Diane Keaton Linda
Tony Roberts Dick
Jerry Lacy Bogart
Susan Anspach Nancy Felix
Jennifer Salt Sharon
Herbert Ross Actor
Suzanne Zenor Disco Girl
Mari Fletcher Dream Sharon,Fantasy Girl
Michael Greene Hood#1
Ted Markland Hood#2
Joy Bang Julie
Viva Jennifer
Diana Davila Museum Girl

Technical Credits
Herbert Ross Director
Woody Allen Screenwriter
Frank Capra Associate Producer
David Dockendorf Sound/Sound Designer
Stanley R. Dufford Makeup
William C. Gerrity Asst. Director
Billy Goldenberg Score Composer
Arthur P. Jacobs Producer
Charles H. Joffe Executive Producer
Anna Hill Johnstone Costumes/Costume Designer
Doug von Koss Set Decoration/Design
Oscar Peterson Score Composer
Richard Pietschmann Sound/Sound Designer
Owen Roizman Cinematographer
Marion Rothman Editor
Ed Wittstein Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Play It Again, Sam
1. Casablanca [:07]
2. A Watcher, Not A Doer [4:42]
3. The Christies [:19]
4. Find Him A Girl [4:36]
5. Blind Date [2:35]
6. Emotionally Disturbed Woman [2:58]
8. The Strikeout King [:56]
7. Away For The Weekend [4:34]
9. Platonic Friends [6:28]
10. Kiss Her [3:47]
11. An Affair [4:39]
12. It Has To End [6:57]
13. Here's Looking At You [:55]

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Play It Again, Sam 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is not one of Mr. Allen's best. There were a few parts that were laugh out loud funny. However, most of the that was the physical comdey stuff. You must watch Casablanca first to understand any of the references at the end of the movie and Casablanca is a good movie so don't be afraid of that one.