Play It Again, Sam

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Play It Again, Sam ★★★½ 1972 (PG)

Allen is—no surprise—a nerd, and this time he's in love with his best friend's wife. Modest story line provides a framework of endless gags, with Allen borrowing heavily from “Casablanca.” Bogey even appears periodically to counsel Allen on the ways of wooing women. Superior comedy isn't hurt by Ross directing instead of Allen, who adapted the script from his own play. 86m/C VHS, DVD . Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Susan Anspach, Jerry Lacy, Jennifer Salt, Joy Bang, Viva, Herbert Ross; D: Herbert Ross; W: Woody Allen; C: Owen Roizman; M: Billy Goldenberg.