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Broadway Television Theatre

Season 2 Episode 32

The Noose

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Apr 20, 1953 on
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The Noose
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A two-bit crook's mother is about to marry the Governor when his dishonest father decides that it's the perfect opportunity for blackmail. Nickie wanting to protect his mother kills his own father, now the outcome relies heavily on whether his mother tells the truth and he gets hanged or keeps silent.moreless

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    Lee Grant

    Lee Grant

    Dot

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    Richard Hylton

    Richard Hylton

    Nickie Elkins

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    Jay Jostyn

    Jay Jostyn

    Governor Bancroft

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      • Playwright Willard Mack was introduced by a friend to Ruby Stevens and he asked her to audition for his play The Noose he cast her immediately but said she needed a new stage name, he noticed a playbill for a play then running called Barbara Frietchie in which an actress named Joan Stanwyck appeared. He combined them and came up with "Barbara Stanwyck". She was an instant hit and he even re-wrote the script to give her a bigger part.

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      • The Noose, Broadway debut October 20, 1926 closing April 1927 after 197 performances, starred Rex Cherryman, Barbara Stanwyck, Ann Bancroft, Hal Skelly and Lester Lonergan.

      • The Noose, 1928 film starred Richard Barthelmess, Montagu Love, Robert E. O'Connor and Lina Basquette.

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