Woody Allen and Diane Keaton grow closer on a stroll through the rows of
benches at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park in Play
it Again, Sam from 1972. Written by Allen from his play and directed
by Herbert Ross, Play it Again, Sam features the usual Woody persona, this
time embodied as a movie critic recently dumped by his sexy, free-spirited
wife. With a figment of Humphrey Bogart advising him and friends Keaton
and Tony Roberts setting him up with women, Woody tries his luck on the
dating scene with slapstick results guaranteed to induce sympathetic embarrassment.
Interior shots for Woody's apartment were 1212 Lombard Street. Required
viewing for Woody Allen fans, this one is funny but seems misplaced, like
it was filmed in the wrong city. Only the Roberts character resonates with
both time and place. His businessman, Dick Christie, is so busy and self-important
he leaves a succession of phone numbers where he can be reached throughout
the day. With Jerry Lacy as Bogart. Play it Again, Sam makes a good double
feature with Serial.
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