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The Noose Hangs High (1948)

 -  Comedy  -  5 April 1948 (USA)
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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 »

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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>

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BUD ABBOTT LOU COSTELLO in the CHOKE of the Century!

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2 Prontos de Sorte  »

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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 »

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Comedy Hangs Low.
27 October 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Abbott & Costello play two bumbling window washers who are mistakenly given $50,000 by a bookie to pay off a customer. When they realize the mistake, the boys quickly mail it back to the bookie to avoid rival gangsters, but a mix-up in the mail results in it being sent to an attractive young woman(played by Cathy Downs) who spent all but $2,000 of it, forcing them to bet the rest on a horse race, while the bookie and his gang wait impatiently to be paid back... Limp comedy rehashes all their old gags to little effect, further hampered by an incredibly contrived and absurd plot. This was made as an independent feature for the team, and is an unfortunate bust.


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