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Overview

When Woody Allen's fans refer to his "earlier, funnier" pictures, they often cite his directorial debut as a shining example. Co-written by Allen and Mickey Rose, this side-splitting takeoff of crime documentaries stars Allen as Virgil Starkwell, a sweetly inept career criminal. The film's most celebrated sequence involves Virgil's inability to write coherent holdup notes ("I have a gub"), but others include Virgil's losing battle with a recalcitrant coke machine and his misguided effort to emulate John Dillinger by carving a gun out of a bar of soap (his weapon disintegrates in a heavy rain). As was often the case in Allen's early films, not all the gags work, but for the most part, Take the Money and Run is a delight, enhanced by the on-target supporting performances of Janet Margolin, Marcel Hillaire, and (uncredited) Louise Lasser, as well as the energetic musical score of Marvin Hamlisch.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/10/2017
UPC: 0738329216573
Original Release: 1969
Rating: PG
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:25:00
Sales rank: 11,982

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Woody Allen Virgil Starkwell
Janet Margolin Louise
Marcel Hillaire Fritz
Jacquelyn Hyde Miss Blair, blackmailer
Lonny Chapman Jake
Jan Merlin Al
James Anderson Chain Gang Warden
Grace Bauer Farm House Lady
Henry Leff Father Starkwell
Dan Frazer Psychiatrist
Jackson Beck The Narrator
Howard Storm Fred
Mark Gordon Vince
Minnow Moskowitz Joe Agneta
Nate Jacobson The Judge
Mike O'Dowd Michael Sullivan
Louise Lasser Kay Lewis
Micil Murphy Frank
Ethel Sokolow Mother Starkwell

Technical Credits
Woody Allen Director,Screenwriter
Bud Alper Sound/Sound Designer
Stanley R. Dufford Makeup
A.D. Flowers Special Effects
Sidney Glazier Executive Producer
Jack Grossberg Associate Producer
Marvin Hamlisch Score Composer
Fred Harpman Art Director
James T. Heckert Editor
Charles H. Joffe Producer
Ron Kalish Editor
Marvin March Set Decoration/Design
Mickey Rose Screenwriter
Ralph Rosenblum Editor
Fouad Said Cinematographer
Edgar J. Scherick Executive Producer
Lester Shorr Cinematographer
Louis A. Stroller Asst. Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Take the Money and Run
1. Chapter 1 [9:37]
2. Chapter 2 [10:12]
3. Chapter 3 [8:46]
4. Chapter 4 [13:18]
5. Chapter 5 [10:35]
6. Chapter 6 [10:55]
7. Chapter 7 [11:40]
8. Chapter 8 [10:01]

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