PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM (1972)
It was a remake of his successful Broadway play of the same name and it's remembered as a Woody Allen film but he turned to Herbert Ross to direct it. The lead players in the play, Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts and Jerry Lacy all reprised their roles for the movie. The play was set in Manhattan, the movie so planned also, but a film workers’ strike in New York when shooting was scheduled to begin brought it instead to San Francisco; instead of being a resident of W. 10th Street, Allen's character's address became a North Beach apartment. While the classic movie 'Casablanca' had a strong influence on and was regularly referenced in this movie, the expression 'Play It Again, Sam' was never actually a part of the Casablanca script.
Film critic Allan Felix (Woody Allen) was jolted and jilted when his wife Nancy (Susan Anspach) walks out on him, casting aspersions on, amongst other things, his lack of sexual competence. He watches the classic movie Casablanca and marvels at Humphrey Bogart's insouciant attitude to women. His best friends, a married couple Linda (Diane Keaton) and Dick (Tony Roberts), try to console him by lining him up with a series of dates but his insecurities guarantee a hilarious succession of failures. Even the conjured smack-em-in-the-teeth advice of an apparition, an avatar, of Bogart (Jerry Lacy) struggles to boost his self-confidence. Allan slowly comes to realize that the woman for him is Linda, leading to a denouement straight out of Casablanca.
Role Model Surf Theater, 4510 Irving Street, Sunset--- Cine Cafe, 4508 Irving Street, Sunset
Launderette G & G Self-Serve Laundry, 501 Greenwich Street, Telegraph Hill
She's Leaving Home Kearny Street block between Vallejo and Broadway, North Beach
Allan's Apartment, Exterior 15 Fresno Street, North Beach
Allan's Apartment, Interior 1212 Lombard Street, Russian Hill
Hong Fat Noodle Company Yank Sing Restaurant, 671 Broadway, North Beach-Chinatown
Nymphomaniac 2518 Buchanan Street, Pacific Heights --- 2065 Vallejo Street, Cow Hollow
Art Gallery 4th Floor, Veteran's Building, Civic Center
Beach House Waldo (Robin Williams) Tunnel, Marin County --- 336 Seadrift Road, Stinson Beach, Marin County -- Stinson Beach from Highway 1, Marin County
On The Waterfront Spinnaker Restaurant, 100 Spinnaker Drive, Sausalito --- Trident Restaurant, 558 Bridgeway, Sausalito
Julie's Choice (Possibly) the Hidive, Pier 28, Soma --- (Possibly) the Pier Head, 780 Embarcadero S., South Beach Mission Bay
At The Park Music Concourse, Gilden Gate Park
(more locations on their way)