The Noose Hangs High

Synopsis: Abbott and Costello are two window washers who are mistaken by Nick Craig, a bookie, as the messengers that he sent to pick up $50,000. The person that he sent them to, has sent two of HIS men to get the money back , but they found out! They try to mail the money to Craig but a mix up has occurred and the money is sent somewhere else, and the woman who received the funds spent it! Now, unless they pay him back...
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Charles Barton
Production: MGM
77 min


Get ready.

Well, come on, Tommy.

Ted, you know

a fellow like that can get hurt.

Pay no attention to him.

Talking about hurt, my tooth hurts.

All night long it hurts.

There goes that tooth.

You kept me awake all last night with it.

But not tonight,

because I'll do something about that.

- What're you gonna do?

- I'll take you to the dentist.

Wait a minute,

you're going to take me to the dentist?

- Right down there to the dentist.

- Down here?

- To the dentist?

- Yeah, you heard me.

- What's the matter?

- My tooth don't hurt anymore.

Honest, it don't hurt. Look.

- Come on, get in there.

- All right.

No more toothache, come on.

I must've. Sure.

Tommy, will you come here, please?

Everything's going to be all right.

Here it is, right here.

There we are, now don't get excited.

Please come on.

- Hello.

- I'd like to have a tooth pulled.

I don't want no anesthetic,

and I don't care how much it hurts.

My, what a brave man you are.

- Which tooth is it?

- Show her the tooth.

This one over here and it hurts very much.

- It'll just be a few minutes, sit down.

- Sit over here.

Come here, sit down.

Come on, Mother.

No, you don't.

Come on. There's your man.

- Now don't worry about a thing.

- Thank you. Right this way.

Don't worry, my boy, I'll have it out in a jiffy.

Now just sit right down

and make yourself nice and comfortable.

- It isn't gonna hurt, is it?

- Hurt?

I never hurt anybody.

I'm Dr. Richards, the painless dentist.

- I'm painless.

- Well, I ain't.

Don't worry now, just get a firm hold

of the chair, please, and we'll go to work.

Now here we go.

Don't move. Steady, please.

No pain.

Don't move. Fine.

There you are. See that?

I didn't hurt you, did I?

You didn't do nothing yet.

Let me see, where is the tooth?

- Over here, right on...

- Don't point.

It's impolite.

Now let me see, does it hurt there?


Must be there.

See here, I'm the dentist.

I've got to find out where the pain is.

Why don't you ask me?

It's no secret. It's over...

- That's where it is.

- Now get back in the chair.

- Sit down, if you don't mind.

- Left side.

I know exactly.

I want to get you in the right position.

Take it easy, will you?

Get your hands off that.

Now put it in second and leave it there.

You're a little high-strung.

How would you like some gas?

Okay, and check my oil.

Now don't get so smart.

I'm a very busy dentist.

I have other patients here besides you.

- Dr. Richards. Where did he go?

- I'm here.

Don't hide me.

I want to see what you're doing.

Okay, my friend, I'll do that for you.

You want to see what's going on?

Now open your mouth wide, please.

Little wider, that's better. Let me see.

Look, you, you work on the outside.

Will you please open your mouth for me?

That's fine, hold it that way.

Drop your chin a little bit.

Pull your chin down a little more.

Help me. That's fine.

Now take your chin and hold it there.

That's splendid, now hold it that way.

Now I got the tooth.

That's it. Wait, now hold it.

I got it. Roots and all.

My finger!

I'm sorry. Now just open wide,

I'll get the tooth this time.

That's it...

- Excuse me.

- Saved by the bell.

Hello. Who? The Red Cross?

You want a quart of blood?

I'll have a quart there in an hour, goodbye.

- Ted.

- Just get back in the chair.

- I don't want to. It's all right now.

- Don't worry, easy.


This don't hurt no more. No, don't hurt. Ted!

All right, now open your mouth

very wide this time.

- Wait a minute. What will you do with that?

- I'm going to drill.

Not in my mouth, you're not gonna march.

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Julian Blaustein

Julian Blaustein (May 30, 1913 – June 20, 1995) was an American film producer. Born in New York City, Blaustein graduated from Harvard University in 1933. He spent a year in flight training at the Randolph Air Force Base before heading to Hollywood, where he became a reader in the story department at Universal Pictures. He eventually was promoted to department head. He left Universal to work in a similar position at Paramount Pictures. During World War II, Blaustein produced training films for the United States Army Signal Corps in Astoria, New York. Following the war, he returned to Los Angeles and joined David O. Selznick Productions. Two years later, he joined 20th Century Fox, but in 1955 he left the studio to become an independent producer. After retiring from the film industry, Blaustein became an Adjunct Professor of Communication at Stanford University, where he taught documentary writing and directing and supervised a Master's program in screenwriting. Following his retirement from teaching, he returned to Beverly Hills, where he became an active member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and a Trustee of the Motion Picture and Television Fund. Blaustein and his wife had a son John and a daughter Laurie. He died of cancer in his home in Beverly Hills. more…

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