Cinema: Dream Machine RADIO DAYS Directed and Written by Woody Allen

At the beginning of Radio Days a burglar picks up the phone in the midst of robbing the Marty Needleman residence and answers the questions put to him by the cheery host of Guess That Tune. With a little help from his partner, he wins a truckful of major appliances for his victims. We may imagine their despair over returning to a ransacked home. But we are privy to their nonplussed elation the next morning when the windfall lands on their doorstep. It might be said that they experienced the "miracle of radio" (as it was known in the innocent '30s...

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