Take the Money and Run
, Woody Allen
's debut in his well-seasoned writer/director/star role, is the raucous tale of Virgil Stockwell, a thief so hopeless he gets thrown in jail for illegible stick-up notes. Chronicling his early days as marching band cellist (let that one sink in) to jailbreak attempts with guns cut from soap, Take the Money and Run
is an exemple of Allen's early zany work.