Play it again, Sam

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"Play it again, Sam" is a misquotation of Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman), often incorrectly attributed to Humphrey Bogart in the role of Richard Blaine, to Sam (played by Dooley Wilson): "Play it once, Sam" from the 1942 film Casablanca.[1] It has been described as a "traditional quote", meaning "a slight misquote that nonetheless stays close enough to the original to attain currency".[2] The misquote was later used as the title of a play by Woody Allen, and in other films, increasing the prominence of the phrase.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Tim Dirks, "Greatest Film Mis-Quotes, part 2", (accessed 2017-12-19).
  2. ^ Willis Goth Regier (October 2010). Quotology. University of Nebraska Press. p. 31. ISBN 0-8032-1752-8.