Play it again, Sam? Nope. Not only was this line never said in the classic movie, Casablanca, but the piano player was also faking it. The part of Sam was played by Dooley Wilson. He actually was not a pianist at all, but a professional drummer and singer who later took up acting. During the film, he watched an offstage pianist, Elliott Carpenter, and mimed along. Carpenter, placed just outside of the shot, was responsible for the piano playing heard in the film. The two became life-long friends. Dooley Wilson made only $350 a week for seven week’s of work. No information could be found about how much Carpenter, the actual piano player, earned for his off screen role. Wilson and Carpenter were the only two African-Americans on the set of the film.