Take The Money And Run

  • 1969
  • Movie
  • M
  • Comedy, Crime, Prison

Woody Allen's first directorial achievement is a frequently hilarious, sometimes misfiring satire of crime movies. Allen plays the typical shlemiel, a put-upon wimp who becomes a compulsive criminal. Told in semidocumentary fashion, with a rambling narration by Jackson Beck (who was heard as the narrator on radio's "Superman" for years), it prefigures Allen's...read more

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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.

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Take The Money And Run
02:03 — 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 direc (more…)
(Movie Clip) Opening, Credits
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.
Take the Money and Run - (Original Trailer)
Woody Allen's first movie written by, directed by and starring himself is the mockumentary Take the Money and Run (1969).
(Movie Clip) Parents, Soap
Virgil Starkwell's parents (Henry Leff and Ethel Sokolow) discuss their son and narrator Jackson Beck details a failed jailbreak attempt in an early s (more…)
(Movie Intro) Charles Grodin
Actor, commentator, author and TCM Guest Programmer Charles Grodin joins Robert Osborne to introduce Woody Allen's Take the Money and Run, 1969.
(Movie Clip) Farm House
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.
(Movie Clip) Road Gang
Narration by Jackson Beck sets up both loose and specific parody of I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) in writer, star and director Woody Allen' (more…)
(Movie Clip) Good Day's Work
Prisoner Virgil (writer, star and director Woody Allen) is threatened by the warden (James Anderson) in this explicit parody of I Am a Fugitive from a (more…)
(Movie Clip) Schlemiel
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 Vir (more…)
(Movie Clip) Guards' Underwear
Exhorted by fellow inmates (Howard Storm and Mark Gordon), Virgil (writer, star and director Woody Allen) steal underwear from the guards for the pris (more…)
(Movie Clip) Gub
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 hi (more…)
(Movie Clip) Louise
Virgil (writer, star and director Woody Allen) has purse-snatching in mind as he meets his future-wife Louise, a laundress, (Janet Margolin) at a park (more…)
(Movie Clip) Opening Narration
Narrator Jackson Beck supplies effortless gravitas in the opening sequence of writer, star and director Woody Allen's landmark mock-documentary Take t (more…)

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  • Review: Woody Allen's first directorial achievement is a frequently hilarious, sometimes misfiring satire of crime movies. Allen plays the typical shlemiel, a put-upon wimp who becomes a compulsive criminal. Told in semidocumentary fashion, with a rambling narrati… (more)

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