1 hour, 30 minutes - a tense and dramatic moment (involving an assassin creeping through an open window) is summarily dealt with in true Whartson Hall fashion:
BJB: "Just goes down, hits a fence, springs! Comes back up, she flies into the room: Hello!"
Martin: "Bounces off the bed and into a window!"
Martin: "It isn't ascribed to Laurel and Hardy, anywhere in that book, is it?"
BJB: "I do apologize, Mr Wick, I'm sure you had the best of intentions."
Martin: "Y'know, we shoulda had the virtue of slapstick, that'd be great."