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    Take the Money and Run -- (Movie Clip) Opening Narration

    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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Take the Money and Run -- (Movie Clip) Opening...
Narrator Jackson Beck supplies effortless gravitas in the...
Take the Money and Run -- (Movie Clip) Opening Narration
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.>
Take the Money and Run -- (Movie Clip) Farm House
The famous farm-house scene from Take the Money and Run,...
Take the Money and Run -- (Movie Clip) Farm House
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.>
Take the Money and Run -- (Movie Clip) Dressing
Writer, star and director Woody Allen does some solo mugging...
Take the Money and Run -- (Movie Clip) Dressing
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. >
Take the Money and Run -- (Movie Clip) Crime Pays
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Take the Money and Run -- (Movie Clip) Crime Pays
The ending of Take the Money and Run, 1969, features star, writer and director Woody Allen as "Virgil Starkwell" being interviewed in prison, referring back to an earlier joke about a gun made of soap.>
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang -- (Movie Clip)...
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I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang --...
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang -- (Movie Clip) Bend My Shackles
Inmate Jim Allen (Paul Muni) takes a few well-aimed whacks from Sebastian (Everett Brown) as he plans his escape in a famous scene from Mervyn LeRoy's I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, 1932.>
Take the Money and Run -- (Movie Clip) Schlemiel
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Take the Money and Run -- (Movie Clip) Schlemiel
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. >
Take the Money and Run -- (Movie Clip) Road Gang
Narration by Jackson Beck sets up both loose and specific...
Take the Money and Run -- (Movie Clip) Road Gang
Narration by Jackson Beck sets up both loose and specific parody of I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) in writer, star and director Woody Allen's Take the Money and Run, 1969.>
Take the Money and Run -- (Movie Clip) Parents,...
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Take the Money and Run -- (Movie Clip) Parents, Soap
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.>
Take the Money and Run -- (Movie Clip) Opening,...
A bungled robbery at a pawn shop sets up the opening credit...
Take the Money and Run -- (Movie Clip) Opening, Credits
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.>
Take the Money and Run -- (Movie Clip) Louise
Virgil (writer, star and director Woody Allen) has...
Take the Money and Run -- (Movie Clip) Louise
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.>
Take the Money and Run -- (Movie Clip) Gub
Jackson Beck's narration sets up the famous scene in which...
Take the Money and Run -- (Movie Clip) Gub
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.>
Take the Money and Run -- (Movie Clip)...
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Take the Money and Run -- (Movie Intro) Charles...
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Take the Money and Run -- (Movie Intro) Charles Grodin
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Take the Money and Run - (Original Trailer)
Take the Money and Run - (Original Trailer)
Take the Money and Run - (Original Trailer)
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