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Take the Money and Run
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Take the Money and Run 1969

From Amazon: Woody Allen's feature-film debut, Take the Money and Run, a mockumentary that combines sight gags, sketchlike scenes, and standup jokes at rat-a-tat speed, looks positively primitive compared to his mature work. Primitive, but awfully funny. Allen plays Virgil Starkwell, a music-loving nebbish who turns to a life of crime at an early age and, undaunted by his utter and complete failure to pull off a single successful robbery, continues his unbroken spree of bungled heists and prison breaks even after he marries and raises a family. Narrator Jackson Beck, whose stentorian voice of authority makes a perfect foil for Starkwell's absurd...

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Take the Money and Run Movie Review by Dash Riprock (4/4/2014)

Though far from being what I would call one of Woody Allen's best comedies, Take The Money And Run, in and of itself, certainly contained its fair share of really marvelous moments, both in its hilarious, rapid-fire one-liners, as well as its priceless, well-timed sight gags that more than just tickled this viewer's...

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Take the Money and Run Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (3/10/2007)

Woody Allen's debut is pretty lame for the most part. It tries too hard to make you laugh and really reaches too far with its jokes.

You can clearly see the talent hidden underneath, but that doesn't make it a pleasant film to watch. I wouldn't recommend it.

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