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The Noose Hangs High (1948)

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 ... 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 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... Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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BUD ABBOTT LOU COSTELLO in the CHOKE of the Century!

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5 April 1948 (USA)  »

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2 Prontos de Sorte  »

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$610,000 (estimated)
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During the dinner in the Copper Club, Ted (Bud Abbott) starts to tell the "Suppose you were 40 and the little girl was 10" joke. Tommy (Lou Costello) complains that he's "just a boy". Lou Costello was, in fact, 42 years old (born 1906) at the time of the film's release (1948). See more »

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Ted Higgins: What if you had 5 dollars in one pant's pocket and 10 dollars in the other pants pocket. What would you have?
Tommy Hinchcliffe: Someone else's pants.
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Spoofs The Green Hornet (1940) See more »

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A&C's funniest film!
25 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love Bud and Lou but I hate their feature films - except this one! All the stuff they did for Universal had them playing 2nd banana to some two-bit love situation. Donald Curtis, Dick Foran - who cares! I watched A&C for THEM! - not some grade Z romantic comedy with them occasionally stepping in for comic relief! "Noose" is obviously what their TV series pulled from. The boys doing all their shticks from their vaudeville days - and it works...BOY does it work! I loved their TV series because it was just THEM and they were unencumbered by the external plot devices! "Noose" is, in my humble opinion, their best film.


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