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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 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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5 April 1948 (USA)  »

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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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Carol Blair: You're manna from heaven!
Julius Caesar 'J.C.' McBride: No, McBride from Boston.
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Referenced in Canon City (1948) See more »

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Not only had I never seen this, I'd never heard of it!
8 January 2016 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

It's 2016. I'm nearly 60. I've a LOT of comedies (and so-called "comedies") and this is one of the cleverest flicks.

A&C are a favorite and this has some of their best patter, great physical comedy, and subtle double entendres.

Leon Errol is a fine addition to the team as the not-so-menacing über villain who never loses. Cathy Downs is the fetching eye candy who gets caught up in the boy's shenanigans and makes the team a trio. And the older I get, the more I marvel at Bud Abbott's amazing straight man.

Usually when a movie has 7 writers, you're looking at a bomb. Not here. Charles Barton had helmed some other A&C films in the past but this could be his best. And kudos to Walter Schumann's perfect score.


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