The Noose Hangs High

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"BUD ABBOTT LOU COSTELLO in the CHOKE of the Century!"
  • NR
  • 1948
  • 1 hr 17 min
  • 6.6  (1,145)

The Noose Hangs High is a slapstick comedy film from 1948, directed by Charles Barton and starring the famous comedy duo of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. The film also features several other well-known actors of the time, including Joseph Calleia. The movie tells the story of two friends, Tommy and Tim, who work as bookkeepers for a clothing company. Unfortunately, they are not very good at their job and often end up making mistakes that cost the company money. When they are fired from the company, they decide to try their luck as private detectives.

The two bumbling detectives stumble their way through a series of misadventures, trying to solve a case involving missing money and a murder. In their quest to solve the mystery, they cross paths with a number of eccentric characters, including a gangster named Mike, played by Joseph Calleia.

The film is filled with classic Abbott and Costello gags, including their famous "Who's on First?" routine. The chemistry between the two comedians is evident throughout the film, with Abbott playing the straight man to Costello's zany antics.

Despite their incompetence, Tommy and Tim manage to stumble their way to success, with plenty of laughs along the way. The Noose Hangs High is a timeless classic that showcases the talents of one of the greatest comedy duos of all time.

The Noose Hangs High is a 1948 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 17 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6.

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    1 hr 17 min
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    6.6  (1,145)