When practicing for a role, actor Jack is mistaken for the killer Ace. He doesn't realize this until it's too late and is carried off to gangster boss Leo Smooth, who wants Ace to do a job for him. Fearing for his life, Jack plays his role, but always searching for a way out of the well-guarded house.
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I'ts L-L-Loaded With Laughs...as a small-time actor joins a big-time mob on a fun-time caper!
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Did You Know?
This film was one of several Disney films that featured individuals facing off with criminals: on television, the Mickey Mouse Club featured installments of the Hardy Boys and on screen, The Moon-Spinners found Hayley Mills battling a thief. On the prime time Wonderful World of Disney, the miniseries The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh saw a ruthless masked vigilante battle evildoers in 18th century England, starring Patrick McGoohan in the title character. Later, the studio did comic films like this one, balancing drama with comedy, which attracted families and other fans. See more
When Smooth is showing the gang slides of the painting and museum layout, he is standing in front of the screen and uses a cane for a pointer - but no shadows are cast on the screen, nor are any of the images projected on himself or the cane. This reveals the images are being rear-projected on the screen and are not coming from the slide projector on the table in the same room. Any shadows seen on the screen are being made from a studio light coming from a different direction. See more
How could you have seen "Twelfth Night" and not have noticed me?
Original VHS by Disney is 90 minutes, whereas the film's initial release and dvd release run 99 minutes. See more
References Hail, Mafia