Woody Allen added comic dialogue to What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966), a Japanese spy thriller dubbed into English.
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.
Woody Allen's first movie written by, directed by and starring himself is the mockumentary Take the Money and Run (1969).
Writer, star and director Woody Allen does some solo mugging as criminal 'Virgil Starkwell' preparing for a date in Take the Money and Run, music by Marvin Hamlisch.
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.
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.
The opening credits, after the 'director interview,' which in fact contain some of the better gags, from Woody Allen's comedy-dubbed Japanese spy film What's Up Tiger Lily?, 1966, music by The Lovin' Spoonful.
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.
A segue from the original Japanese film into an interview with Woody Allen, offering the first explanation of what's going on, from What's Up Tiger Lily?, 1966.
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.
IN the half-hour comedy, The Quincy Rose Show, Quincy Rose plays a caricature of himself: a witty, neurotic, intellectual misfit struggling to make it as a writer in Hollywood. Though desperate to enjoy the status of a celebrated writer, the last thing he is actually prepared to do is sit down and write. His antics and rituals satirically showcase the many ironies of life set against the backdrop of the entertainment industryÃ¢â‚¬â€QuincyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s own identity, the greatest parody. As an egomaniac with an inferiority complex, Quincy unabashedly self-promotes the legacies of his father, Mickey Rose, the venerated comedy writer; and godfather, Woody Allen, the prolific American filmmaker, as his own.
QRS episodes explore the bizarre irreverence of QuincyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s perception. That is, how he sincerely feels entitled to fame, validation and success and would interrupt your motherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s funeral, in the most tasteful of ways, were it the only marketplace for his ideas. QuincyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ability to self-aggrandize with great magnitude is a quality equally his greatest strength and weakness.
Along for the misadventures are QuincyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s friends, Nicky and James. Nicholas Brendon, as Ã¢â‚¬Å“Nicky,Ã¢â‚¬Â plays an exaggerated version of himself: an out-of-work actor constantly seeking re-invention, yet unwilling to renounce his seven seasons and 147 episodes of dramatic triumph on Ã¢â‚¬Å“Buffy The Vampire Slayer.Ã¢â‚¬Â James Hyde, as Ã¢â‚¬Å“James,Ã¢â‚¬Â plays a gorgeous, but not so bright, wealth of bad information, insights and distorted ideas. Together, the trio descends to any low, uncovers any privacy, disregards any sanctity in a moral endeavor to serve what they believe most important: their own best interests.
In the pilot presentation, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Champ,Ã¢â‚¬Â QuincyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s girlfriend, Emma, breaks-up with him. She explains, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Something has awoken in me,Ã¢â‚¬Â and fears a relapse into sex addiction. Quincy panics: Ã¢â‚¬Å“sex with Emma made me whole, I was her Champ.Ã¢â‚¬Â Moreover, will he still be able to write that script for EmmaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s father? In an effort to Ã¢â‚¬Å“win her back,Ã¢â‚¬Â Quincy, Nicky and James employ a scheme of Ã¢â‚¬Å“manufactured jealousy.Ã¢â‚¬Â On a sure-fire road to Hell, Crystal Vase, a reformed-hooker, leads the trio through the deeply deranged circuits of sex-addiction, but alas, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Is Emma too far gone?Ã¢â‚¬Â
Quincy, raised on the streets of Beverly Hills, has many celebrity friends ready and willing to guest star in episodes, an essential device when merging fiction and reality. By intention, QRS shares the myopic characters of "Curb Your Enthusiasm;" the random insanity of "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia;" and the witty banter of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Arrested Development.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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Actor, commentator, author and TCM Guest Programmer Charles Grodin joins Robert Osborne to introduce Woody Allen's Take the Money and Run, 1969.
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