A well intentioned loser makes a bad career decision and turns to a life of crime where he fails miserably. Some very funny moments mark Allen's directorial debut.
Woody Allen added comic dialogue to What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966), a Japanese spy thriller dubbed into English.
A bungled robbery at a pawn shop sets up the opening credit sequence for writer, star and director Woody Allen's debut Take the Money and Run, 1969.
Woody Allen's first movie written by, directed by and starring himself is the mockumentary Take the Money and Run (1969).
Virgil Starkwell's parents (Henry Leff and Ethel Sokolow) discuss their son and narrator Jackson Beck details a failed jailbreak attempt in an early scene from writer, star and director Woody Allen's Take the Money and Run, 1969.
In Bananas (1971), his second starring comedy, Woody Allen plays an American who becomes a Central American dictator.
Actor, commentator, author and TCM Guest Programmer Charles Grodin joins Robert Osborne to introduce Woody Allen's Take the Money and Run, 1969.
The famous farm-house scene from Take the Money and Run, 1969, features writer/director/star Woody Allen and his escaped chain gang posing as cousins.
Louise Lasser is the ex-wife of writer, star and director Woody Allen (who can be heard in the background) appearing as an ex-neighbor of the hero Virgil in the mock-documentary Take the Money and Run, 1969.
Exhorted by fellow inmates (Howard Storm and Mark Gordon), Virgil (writer, star and director Woody Allen) steal underwear from the guards for the prison break in Take the Money and Run, 1969.
The opening credits, after the director interview, which in fact contain some of the better gags, from Woody Allen's comedy-dubbed Japanese spy film What's Up Tiger Lily?, 1966, music by The Lovin' Spoonful.
Jackson Beck's narration sets up the famous scene in which Virgil (writer, star and director Woody Allen) sees his bank robbery attempt thwarted by his illegible stick-up note in Take the Money and Run, 1969.
This killer comedy is every teenage horror film you've ever seen, taken to the farthest extreme of laughter. The screams are as frequent as the giggles as a crazed murderer terrorizes Lamab High. But the senior class is not going to take it lying down. Dodging such lethal weapons as paper clips and blackboard erasers, they set about confronting the mysterious "Breather" and other things that go bump in the night. No one is safe from the hilarious twists and turns of the madcap plot, least of all the student bodies themselves. Football games, pep rallies, and senior proms provide background for a romp that leaves no satirical possibility unexplored.
It's nonstop comical chaos when a comic book artist bumbles his way into international espionage after adopting the identity of CONDORMAN, one of his comic book characters. And when a beautiful Russian spy wants him to help her defect, his life explodes into more fantasy and excitement than all of his comic strips put together. Full of laughs, special effects and danger, CONDORMAN is a high-flying adventure the whole family will enjoy.
A artist is asked by a CIA agent to deliver diplomatic papers.
A killer named the Breather terrorizes students at a high school. Whenever the killer finds students having sex, he kills them. He has some intense issues with which to deal. He likes to breathe heavily, and he likes to make prank calls while talking through a rubber chicken.
When bumbling product-tester, Fielding Mellish (Allen) is jilted by his girlfriend, Nancy (Louise Lasser), he heads to the tiny republic of San Marcos for a vacation only to become kidnapped by rebels! Once the band of rebels seizes power, their leader goes crazy, and they replace him with Mellish, thinking he can save the country. But when Mellish is nabbed by the FBI, he is put on trial for subversion and in a side-splitting courtroom show-down including the most hilarious self-cross examination ever.
Woody Allen's humor is at his wild and bizarre best in this story of a "weird-gadget" tester who, after being jilted by his girlfriend (Louise Lasser), ends up as president of a tiny country where absurdity reigns.
Felix and Oscar's bowling team, the "Bon Vivants," battle the “Kingpins" for the championship in a game which marks the first time in five years the Bon Vivants have a chance to win.
Bobby Riggs plays himself -- a male chauvinist hustler -- and Billie Jean King pops in as his ping-pong opponent, to the surprise of Felix and Oscar.
Oscar becomes a somnambulist and vents his frustrations against Felix.
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