Play It Again, Sam - They Do It
With husband Dick out of town Linda visits Allan who, with constant prompting from his imaginary hero Humphrey Bogart, makes his move.
Bogart: “Now move closer to her”.
Allan: “How close?”
Bogart: “The length of your lips”.
It works. Just like Rick and Ilsa in ‘Casablanca’ they finally embrace and share a long passionate kiss, professing their love for each other.
Then, oh my! They do it.
For Bogart fans curious about the poster behind them, this advertises the 1942 movie ‘Across The Pacific’, co-starring Mary Astor and Sydney Greenstreet. Here’s a look at a lobby card (with slightly different credits) that shows the whole image …
Then … We had seen the poster in an earlier scene in Allan’s bedroom, previously described here.
… and Now, here’s the same bedroom recently photographed by CitySleuth at a realtor’s open house at 1212 Lombard Street in Russian Hill.
The next morning they travel back to Linda’s home on one of San Francisco’s iconic cable cars. In voiceover they talk about how they should break the news to Dick.
Then … The camera zooms out, revealing where this was filmed …
… and Now, it’s the Powell-Hyde line looking south along Hyde from Bay Street in Russian Hill (map). Patience rewarded CitySleuth when a cable car finally came along to allow a matching shot. The cars have been renumbered since the movie was filmed … # 517 above became car 17 in 1973: the one below, # 18, used to be car 518.