Woody Allen is notoriously reluctant to reveal much about his movies in advance, but the actors who signed on for Everyone Says I Love You were in for an especially rude shock. A couple of weeks after being cast, they got a call from music arranger Dick Hyman asking if he could send over their songs. Their what? Allen had neglected to tell them that they had enlisted for a musical.

He came up with the idea nearly 20 years ago, while working on Annie Hall. "I wanted to do a musical, but not for real singers and dancers," Allen explains....

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