MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,909 this week

The Noose Hangs High (1948)

 -  Comedy  -  5 April 1948 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 695 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 4 critic

Abbott and Costello are two window washers who are mistaken by Nick Craig, a bookie, as the messengers he sent for to pick up $50,000. Now the person he sent them to sent two of his men to ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 5 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb + 2 more

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1217 titles
created 28 Jan 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 16 Feb 2013
 
a list of 228 titles
created 04 Aug 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 38 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Noose Hangs High (1948)

The Noose Hangs High (1948) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Noose Hangs High.

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Harry and Willie buy the Edison Movie Studio in the year 1912 from Joseph Gorman, a confidence man. They follow Gorman to Hollywood where, as stunt men, they find him directing movies as Sergei Trumanoff and stealing the studio payroll.

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Fred Clark
Comedy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Abbott & Costello search for diamonds in Africa, along the way meeting a visually-impaired gunner, a hungry lion, and a tribe of cannibals...

Director: Charles Barton
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Clyde Beatty
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jonesy and Lou are in Algeria looking for a wrestler they are promoting. Sergeant Axmann tricks them into joining the Foreign Legion, after which they discover Axmann's collaboration with ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patricia Medina
Comedy | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two employees of a secluded hotel investigate a murder on the premises in which the goofy bellboy is the prime suspect.

Director: Charles Barton
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff
Who Done It? (1942)
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. When they try to pitch an idea at a radio station, they end up in the middle of a real murder when the station owner is killed during a... See full summary »

Director: Erle C. Kenton
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patric Knowles
Comedy | Music | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When a barnstorming stunt pilot decides to join the air corps, his two goofball assistants decide to go with him. Since the two are Abbott & Costello, the air corps doesn't know what it's in for.

Directors: Arthur Lubin, Ralph Ceder
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Martha Raye
In the Navy (1941)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Russ Raymond, America's number one crooner, disappears and joins the Navy under the name Tommy Halstead. Dorothy Roberts, a magazine journalist, is intent on finding out what happened to ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Powell
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two bumbling private eyes help a man wrongly accused of murder who has become invisible to help clear his name.

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Nancy Guild
In Society (1944)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two bumbling plumbers are hired by a socialite to fix a leak. A case of mistaken identity gets the pair an invitation to a fancy party and an entree into high society. As expected, things ... See full summary »

Directors: Jean Yarbrough, Erle C. Kenton
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marion Hutton
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two bumbling service station attendants are left as the sole beneficiaries in a gangster's will. Their trip to claim their fortune is sidetracked when they are stranded in a haunted house ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Richard Carlson
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

When their captain is swindled out of his riverboat by a trio of gamblers, stage show star Abbott and his bumbling sidekick Costello must put things right.

Director: Jean Yarbrough
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Alan Curtis
Short | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A documentary showing the constructive approach taken by the Lou Costello, Jr. Youth Foundation in Los Angeles toward prevention of juvenile delinquency. William Bendix, as a neighborhood ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, William Bendix
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Tommy Hinchcliffe
...
Nick Craig
Leon Errol ...
Julius Caesar 'J.C.' McBride
Cathy Downs ...
Carol Blair
...
Chuck
Fritz Feld ...
Psychiatrist
Edit

Storyline

Abbott and Costello are two window washers who are mistaken by Nick Craig, a bookie, as the messengers he sent for to pick up $50,000. Now the person he sent them to sent two of his men to get the money back but they found out about it. So they try to mail to Craig but a mix up has the money sent somewhere else and the woman who got it spent it. Now Craig needs the money to pay off one of his clients. Now unless they pay him back... Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

BUD ABBOTT LOU COSTELLO in the CHOKE of the Century!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 April 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

2 Prontos de Sorte  »

Box Office

Budget:

$610,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In one scene, Lou Costello bets on a horse named "Lolly C". That is an inside joke, referring to Costello's mother, Lolly Cristillo, who was an Associate Producer on this film. See more »

Connections

Edited into Oh, My Achin' Tooth! (1954) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
" I was kind enough to wait for her, now she can wait for me "
14 June 2009 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

In their heyday, Bud Abbot and Lou Costello were so often sought after for personal appearances by adoring fans, studio executives and a host of worthwhile organizations. It's of little wonder as they gave the 40's the much needed laughter of their era. In the movies, they provided audiences with many memorable skits, vaudeville routines and standard films. This movie is one of the least known of all their successful runs. It's called " The Noose Hangs High. " The story is of a couple of window washers, (Bud Abbott and Lou Costello) who are mistaken for a delivery service, entrusted to deliver $50,000 to Nick Craig, a dangerous bookmaker (Joseph Calleia). The tasks goes awry when they inadvertently lose it. The female lead (Cathy Downs) who accidentally receives the money goes on a spending spree and explains she no longer has their money. When the mob boss promises to harms the boys, they all go on a mad quest to find someway to repay the debt. Although the movie does not contain their most memorable routines, it nevertheless has a few like 'better dress, no don't dress!' and 'Here's one for me, one for you, two for me, One, TWO for you.' The film also features big Mike Mazurki and Fritz Feld. This is one film which definitely belongs with anyone's Abbot and Costello collection. Good fun. ****


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Music Score JekShadows
Discuss The Noose Hangs High (1948) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?