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Play it again, Sam

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on January 26, 2005

In Reply to: "Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By" posted by ESC on January 26, 2005

: : Hi ppl,
: : What does the famous quote "Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By" mean?In waht context people use this?

: : Thanx
: : SS

: I don't think people use it in any manner. They are just saying a quote from a movie. I could be wrong. I'll see if I can find it in a reference.

: Sam isn't suppose to play the song because it reminds Rick of his lost love Ilsa. But after she shows up in Rick's bar and requests the song, later that night Rick tells Sam to play it for him. title/tt0034583/

"Play it again, Sam" was a commonly misquoted phrase from the movie Casablanca. Woody Allen even made a movie called "Play It Again, Sam" in 1972 in which his milquetoast character would get advice from the ghost of the tough Humphrey Bogart.