In an age of tee hee funny blockbuster comedies, this is a FUNNY knee-slapping side-splitting tear-producingpause-the-DVD-so-as-to-not-miss-a-line-movie. Hollywood just does notmake movies like this. It's a love story between a crook and abeautiful woman. No, it's the story of a little red headed kid who wenton to pull off the worst bank heist ever. No, it's the story of a consescape from prison. It's all of these. Only Woody could have had Virgilfall madly in love with Louise, want to spend the rest of his life withher, then only later on, decide he doesn't want to steal her purse.Classic. Only Woody would have his bank robber pull off a bank job witha mis-spelled note then have him escape from a chain gang on footrunning beside men on bikes. Fantastic movie and fun for all. Prepareto laugh.
Take the Money and Run (1969) 1080p YIFY Movie
Take the Money and Run (1969) 1080p
The life and times of Virgil Starkwell, inept bank robber.
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This film is presented as a documentary on the life of an incompetent, petty criminal called Virgil Starkwell. It describes the early childhood and youth of Virgil, his failure at a musical career, and his obsession with bank robberies. The film uses a voice over narrative and interviews with his family, friends and acquaintances.
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Reviewed byknifeintheeyeVote: 10/10/10
This is the first truly "Woody Allen" movie--directed and starringAllen himself. He had previously lent his, at the time, good name tosome horrible projects such as CASINO ROYALE, WHAT'S UP TIGER LILY? andWHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? While I will be one of the first ones to say thatmany of the jokes fall flat, the ones that do are so funny and unusualthat it's easy to forgive the movie's many short-comings. One of thestupidest and funniest parts of the film was how it was donesemi-documentary-style and this parents appeared with "Groucho Glasses"(with fake nose, mustache, etc. And, when mom says "he was a good boy"and dad interrupts by saying he was "always bad--I knew he'd neveramount to anything" it was a riot and was so much the opposite of whatyou'd expect to see in such a documentary. Other great moments includehis becoming, temporarily, a Hessidic rabbi, the escaped chain gangsequence and the abortive bank robbery. Rarely have I laughed sohard--it's so funny and it's a shame this spark of raw humor was soseldom evident in his later films.
For those of you who think that all Woody Allen's movies are vapidstories of neurotic rich New Yorkers, you need to see his early movies."Take the Money and Run" is a good example. Allen plays VirgilStarkwell, an inept criminal. No matter what sort of crime he tries topull off, something always goes wrong. Probably the funniest scene iswhen he tries to escape from jail like John Dillinger did. Other scenesinclude the time when the authorities use him in an experiment, with asilly result.
Anyway, Woody Allen's old movies were really funny. The thing was thathe created a bunch of outlandish premises and infused his New YorkJewish humor. This is what comedy is all about!