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Plot: Virgil Starkwell is intent on becoming a notorious bank robber. Unfortunately for Virgil and his not-so-budding career, he is completely incompetent.
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Highly entertaining feature-length film debut from Woody Allen.
Take the Money and Run (1969) was Woody Allen’s motion picture debut (sans ‘Tiger Lily). The film follows the life of a criminal loser, shot in a faux documentary style. Allen used the most out of his small budget and made an amusing film. This was the beginning of his slapstick/farce phase that would last until the early 70’s. An interesting start for one of America’s most unique film-makers of that era. The script by Mickey Rose and Woody Allen is deeply engraved with screwball humor from their childhood icons such as the Marx Brothers and Charles Chaplin. This film showed the promise of a brilliant director who would become a major player in Hollywood in the years to come. Highly recommended.
Allen Inserts Atheist Bias
Wow, when I was young and very much secularist back when this came out, and for a couple of decades later, I found this movie hilarious and nothing offended me. I can’t say that anymore as Allen’s bias against religion, which he has made public many times over the years, hit me right in the gut in a number of scenes here…..ruining the fun of watching this anymore. Allen is quick to insert in this story that the misguided couple (he and actress Janet Margolin) are screwed up because their parents “beat religion into them.” In case you didn’t get that message, Allen repeats it several times!
Otherwise, it’s a funny movie that reminded me of the more modern Christopher Guest “mockumentaries” in which the film is supposed to look a documentary of sorts but is all fiction. Since this is a one-joke movie, Allen was smart in keeping it short at 80-some minutes because it starts to wear by the end.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 25 min (85 min)
Genre Comedy, Crime
Director Woody Allen
Writer Woody Allen (original screenplay), Mickey Rose (original screenplay)
Actors Woody Allen, Janet Margolin, Marcel Hillaire, Jacquelyn Hyde
Awards 3 nominations.
Production Company American Broadcasting Company (ABC), Jack Rollins and Charles Joffe, Palomar Pictures
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor (color)
Film Length 2,330 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm