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Take the Money and Run
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Woody Allen (original screenplay) and
Mickey Rose (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 July 1970 (Ireland) See more »
crime lives! See more »
The life and times of Virgil Starkwell, inept bank robber. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Woody Allen ... Virgil Starkwell

Janet Margolin ... Louise
Marcel Hillaire ... Fritz - Director
Jacquelyn Hyde ... Miss Blair
Lonny Chapman ... Jake - Convict
Jan Merlin ... Al - Bank Robber
James Anderson ... Chain Gang Warden
Howard Storm ... Fred
Mark Gordon ... Vince
Micil Murphy ... Frank
Minnow Moskowitz ... Joe Agneta
Nate Jacobson ... The Judge
Grace Bauer ... Farm House Lady
Ethel Sokolow ... Mother Starkwell
Dan Frazer ... Julius Epstein - The Psychiatrist (as Don Frazier)
Henry Leff ... Father Starkwell
Mike O'Dowd ... Michael Sullivan
Jackson Beck ... The Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Louise Lasser ... Kay Lewis
Stanley Ackerman ... Stanley Krim - Photographer (uncredited)
Thomas Bellin ... Member of Virgil's Gang (uncredited)
Michael L. Davis ... Police Officer in Coffee Shop (uncredited)

Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Roy Engel ... Prison Guard Captain (uncredited)
Lynn Foley ... Parade Spectator (uncredited)
Kaiser Wilhelm II ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mickey Rose ... Chain Gang Man (uncredited)
Paul Schumacher ... Patrolman Lynch (uncredited)
Mitchell Tunick ... Young Virgil Starkwell (uncredited)

Directed by
Woody Allen 
Writing credits
Woody Allen (original screenplay) and
Mickey Rose (original screenplay)

Produced by
Sidney Glazier .... executive producer
Jack Grossberg .... associate producer
Charles H. Joffe .... producer
Jack Rollins .... producer (uncredited)
Edgar J. Scherick .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Marvin Hamlisch 
Cinematography by
Lester Shorr (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Paul Jordan 
Ron Kalish 
Casting by
Marvin Paige 
Art Direction by
Fred Harpman 
Set Decoration by
Marvin March 
Makeup Department
Stanley R. Dufford .... makeup artist
Production Management
Fred T. Gallo .... unit manager
Jack Grossberg .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Walter Hill .... second assistant director
Louis A. Stroller .... assistant director
Stanley Ackerman .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Ted Moehnke .... construction supervisor (as Theodore Moehnke)
Ken Phelps .... set propertyman
Chardin W. Smith .... chargeman painter
Sound Department
Bud Alper .... sound mixer
Sanford Rackow .... sound effects editor
John Strauss .... sound effects editor
Dick Vorisek .... re-recording engineer (as Richard Vorisek)
Special Effects by
A.D. Flowers .... special effects
Carol Daniels .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Til Gabani .... camera operator (as Till Gabbani)
Morton Gorowitz .... lighting supervisor
Fred Hoffman .... photographer: second unit
Harry Stern .... grip
Jack H. Wilson .... gaffer
William Mendenhall .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Erick M. Hjemik .... wardrobe supervisor
Bob Wolfe .... set wardrobe
Editorial Department
James T. Heckert .... supervising editor
Ralph Rosenblum .... editorial consultant
Music Department
Felix Giglio .... music supervisor
Frank Kulaga .... music recordist
Kermit Levinsky .... conductor
Kermit Levinsky .... orchestrator
Sanford Rackow .... music editor
John Strauss .... music editor
Other crew
Don Boutyette .... unit publicist
Jeanetta L. Hoyle .... script supervisor (as Jeanetta Lewis)
Henry Polonsky .... production assistant (as Hank Polonsky)
Fouad Said .... location manager
Bert Schneiderman .... production auditor
Lynn Vogel .... production secretary
Crew verified as complete

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85 min
Black and White | Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Woody Allen encouraged his cast to improvise, often shooting as many as three impromptu gags for each scene.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: The camera shadow on Virgil is visible as he walks from the bathroom to the kitchen on the morning of the robbery.See more »
[last lines]
Virgil:Do you know if it's raining outside?
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Movie Connections:
Soul Bossa NovaSee more »


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27 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
it would be a crime not to see this movie, 20 June 2005
Author: Lee Eisenberg ( from Portland, Oregon, USA

For those of you who think that all Woody Allen's movies are vapid stories of neurotic rich New Yorkers, you need to see his early movies. "Take the Money and Run" is a good example. Allen plays Virgil Starkwell, an inept criminal. No matter what sort of crime he tries to pull off, something always goes wrong. Probably the funniest scene is when he tries to escape from jail like John Dillinger did. Other scenes include the time when the authorities use him in an experiment, with a silly result.

Anyway, Woody Allen's old movies were really funny. The thing was that he created a bunch of outlandish premises and infused his New York Jewish humor. This is what comedy is all about!

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