Allen plays Allen, a fanatical movie buff with an outrageous recurring hallucination: Humphrey Bogart offering tips on how to make it with the ladies. His married friends Dick (Tony Roberts) and Linda (Diane Keaton) fix him up with several eligible ladies, but his self-confidence is so weak that he's a total failure with then all. Eventually, Allen discovers that there is one woman he's himself with: Linda, his best friend's wife.
One of the funny early films.
- Play It Again, Sam review by Steve Mason
My pick for the funniest ever comedy. Allen as the film critic coached in love by an apparition of Humphrey Bogart. Emotionally very satisfying as well.
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- Play It Again, Sam review by AS
If you're a fan of Woody Allen's verbal and physical gags, you have to see this play-turned-movie which has a flock of both every five minutes. It's the original Woody neurotic character trying to get a girl (with a little help from Humphrey Bogart) and he's never done it better. But to make sense of the proceedings and much of the dialogue and, of course, the iconic closing scene, you first must see 'Casablanca'. (If you haven't seen 'Casablanca' what planet have you been living on?)