The black-and-white video for "Along Comes a Woman" plays like a short film, with Peter Cetera playing an Indiana Jones-type character for the first verse. The rest of the song has Cetera reprising Humphrey Bogart's "Rick" from the movie Casablanca
as the owner of a bar in Morocco during WWII.
Director Jay Dubin, who also helmed the Billy Joel videos for "Uptown Girl
" and "Tell Her About It
," talked about the experience in a Songfacts interview
"The guys in Chicago were really easy. We're very lucky. Most of the guys that we worked with were very easy to work with. I just said, Hey, let me see how close I can come to Casablanca
with this small budget. It would be fun to really see if we can get it to look right."
It was also the perfect setup for an Indiana Jones scene. He explained: "I think one of the reasons we picked that studio was because it had a water pit, which it means there's a false floor. They have a 10 foot by 10 foot hole, basically a little pool in there, so we were able to fill it up with mud and water and stick them in there and put some shrubbery around it."