Take the Money and Run

  • Film
  • Comedy
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Discounting the abortive What's Up, Tiger Lily?, this was Woody Allen's debut as his own director, and it marked the beginnings of his idiosyncratic 'one shot - one gag' technique. Its tale of the eagerly criminal career of Virgil Starkwell is as unpredictably structured as Annie Hall, if not yet anything like as sustained in tone and mood. But it has plenty of hilarious jokes and concepts, like the ventriloquists' dummies at prison visiting time, and the return home from a chaingang break with five shackled cons in tow.

Release details

Duration: 85 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Woody Allen
Screenwriter: Woody Allen, Mickey Rose
Cast: Woody Allen
Marcel Hillaire
Jan Merlin
Lonny Chapman
Janet Margolin
Jacquelyn Hyde
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