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Take the Money and Run

Woody Allen, Janet Margolin, Marcel Hillaire, Jacquelyn Hyde, Lonny Chapman, Jan Merlin, James Anderson, Jackson Beck, Howard Storm, Mark Gordon, Micil Murphy, Minnow Moskowitz, Nate Jacobson
Woody Allen
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Narrator: "Virgil Stockwell attends this school where he scores well on an IQ test..." (0:01)

Narrator: "At a Washington Senators game, Virgil's grandfather is struck in the head by a foul ball. The blow causes permanent injury to his mind, and he becomes convinced he is Kaiser Wilhelm. Here are some rare photos of him with other patients on the sanitarium grounds." (0:02)

Virgil’s cello teacher Mr. Torgman, referring to Virgil’s playing: "... it would drive everyone who listened to it absolutely insane." (0:03)

Narrator: "At 18 Virgil is lonely and confused." (0:05)

Naruto: "Virgil tries to join the Navy but is psychologically unfit."
Virgil takes the Rorschach test. (0:06)

Virgil: "I'm just nervous around women... In prison, I remember the psychiatrist asked me if I had a girl, and I said ‘No’." (0:18)

Virgil, referring to Louise: "When she got excited, she stuttered... I like a girl who stutters." (0:23)

Narrator, referring to Louise: "Her mother, an alcoholic, turned to religion for comfort... She responds to Louise's need for love by beating the child..." (0:25)

Narrator: "Louise's impact on Virgil is discussed here by Dr. Julius Epstein, a one-time prison psychiatrist who recalls Virgil."
Epstein: ”Louise meant a great deal to Virgil from a psychiatric point of view...” (0:14)

Epstein: "Well I think the conflict in this personality disorder sort of started from his formative years... He was coming out of the formative years, but the conflict is there within the choice, because it's generally assumed that the cello is a phallic symbol... the utilization of the bow is the sublimation of stroking a torso... would create, I would imagine, great conflict even at the age of six." (0:35)

Narrator, referring to the chain gang: "The men are not even permitted to faint without written permission." (1:08)

Virgil tells another prisoner, "You're crazy."
Prisoner: ”I'm a paranoid schizophrenic, but I say we try it.” (1:09)

Louise, referring to Virgil: "He's been very depressed." (1:17)

FBI agent Daniel Miller, referring to J Edgar Hoover: "... he said he couldn't sleep nights, he was smoking a little too much..." (1:18)

Virgil’s acquaintance Kay Lewis: "I actually believed that he was an idiot... just to think that idiot was a criminal..." (1:19)