Take the Money and Run

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Take the Money and Run ★★★ 1969 (PG)

Allen's directing debut; he also co-wrote and starred. “Documentary” follows a timid, would-be bank robber who can't get his career off the ground and keeps landing in jail. Little plot, but who cares? Nonstop one-liners and slapstick. 85m/C VHS, DVD . Woody Allen, Janet Margolin, Marcel Hillaire, Louise Lasser, Jacquelyn Hyde, Lonny (Lonnie) Chapman, Jan Merlin, James Anderson, Jackson Beck, Howard Storm; D: Woody Allen; W: Mickey Rose, Woody Allen; C: Lester Shorr; M: Marvin Hamlisch.