A well intentioned loser makes a bad career decision and turns to a life of crime where he fails miserably. Some very funny moments mark Allen's directorial debut.
A handsome stranger comes to Comanche Creek. He's quick on the draw, fast with his fists, flush with $20 gold notes- and he soon gets himself thrown in the local jail. Everything is going according to plan...
Audie Murphy, World War II's most-decorated GI, portrays an Old West detective who purposely lands behind bars so he can infiltrate a secret gang with a vicious MO: spring prisoners from their cells, force them to be front men for notorious crimes, then kill them to collect the reward money for their dead-or-alive capture. De Forest Kelley, in one of his many Westerns before he became Dr. McCoy in the original Star Trek, plays an outlaw leader. He'll be dishing out lead in the gunfight finale that gives the film its title.
A bungled robbery at a pawn shop sets up the opening credit sequence for writer, star and director Woody Allen's debut Take the Money and Run, 1969.
An imprisoned man gets several offers to help him escape, if he will reveal where the $1.5 million he stole from the mob is hidden in The Slams (1973).
Woody Allen's first movie written by, directed by and starring himself is the mockumentary Take the Money and Run (1969).
Virgil Starkwell's parents (Henry Leff and Ethel Sokolow) discuss their son and narrator Jackson Beck details a failed jailbreak attempt in an early scene from writer, star and director Woody Allen's Take the Money and Run, 1969.
Pre-launch events at Frankfurt, Germany, May 3, 1937, security officer Ritter (George C. Scott) at work as we meet passengers, Peter Donat, Anne Bancroft, Gig Young, parents Alan Oppenheimer and Katherine Helmond, plus Burgess Meredith and companion Rene Auberjonois, in The Hindenburg, 1975.
Actor, commentator, author and TCM Guest Programmer Charles Grodin joins Robert Osborne to introduce Woody Allen's Take the Money and Run, 1969.
The famous farm-house scene from Take the Money and Run, 1969, features writer/director/star Woody Allen and his escaped chain gang posing as cousins.
Louise Lasser is the ex-wife of writer, star and director Woody Allen (who can be heard in the background) appearing as an ex-neighbor of the hero Virgil in the mock-documentary Take the Money and Run, 1969.
Exhorted by fellow inmates (Howard Storm and Mark Gordon), Virgil (writer, star and director Woody Allen) steal underwear from the guards for the prison break in Take the Money and Run, 1969.
Jackson Beck's narration sets up the famous scene in which Virgil (writer, star and director Woody Allen) sees his bank robbery attempt thwarted by his illegible stick-up note in Take the Money and Run, 1969.
Producer and director Robert Wise shows confidence in the historical background for his fictionalized disaster movie, with extensive newsreels and narration, all preceding the credits, opening The Hindenburg, 1975, starring George C. Scott and Anne Bancroft.
Virgil (writer, star and director Woody Allen) has purse-snatching in mind as he meets his future-wife Louise, a laundress, (Janet Margolin) at a park in Take the Money and Run, 1969.
Narrator Jackson Beck supplies effortless gravitas in the opening sequence of writer, star and director Woody Allen's landmark mock-documentary Take the Money and Run, 1969.
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