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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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5 April 1948 (USA)  »

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2 Prontos de Sorte  »

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$610,000 (estimated)
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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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Edited into Oh, My Achin' Tooth! (1954) See more »

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the dentist
4 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Noose Hangs High contains what I consider one of the funniest scenes ever in a A&C movie. Very early on Lou's toothache brings him to Dr.Richards the "painless dentist". The minute they walk into the office the patient from the next room lets out a scream and Lou is up and leaving. Abbot pulls him back and a woman exits the office with a bandage wrapped around her face. Lou gets up again and Abbott pulls him back again. Then the crazy doctor appears signaling for Lou. The next 5 minutes inside the office are amazing. The timing, sound effects, EVERYTHING is just incredible. These 5 minutes alone are worth the price of admission. Whenever I watch this scene time stops for me. This is what makes Lou Costello so enjoyable. Pure humor! The rest of the movie is classic A&C at their best. Trust me!!


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