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The Noose Hangs High (1948)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 5 April 1948 (USA)
Two window washers mistakenly receive, and lose, 50 grand belonging to a shady bookie who wants his money back, or else.

Director:

Charles Barton

Writers:

Julian Blaustein (story), Bernard Feins (story) (as Bernard Fins) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bud Abbott ... Ted Higgins
Lou Costello ... Tommy Hinchcliffe
Joseph Calleia ... Nick Craig
Leon Errol ... Julius Caesar 'J.C.' McBride
Cathy Downs ... Carol Blair
Mike Mazurki ... Chuck
Fritz Feld ... Psychiatrist
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Storyline

Abbott and Costello are two window washers who are mistaken by Nick Craig, a bookie, as the messengers that he sent for 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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Comedy

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

2 Prontos de Sorte See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Budget:

$610,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Ted Higgins: We're as honest as the day is long.
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One of the better Abbott and Costello films
20 January 2016 | by SimonJackSee all my reviews

"The Noose Hangs High" is one of the better of the Abbott and Costello films. The plot isn't particularly original, but the screenplay has a number of diversions. These provide opportunities for the boys to do some of their vaudeville skits. And, another player acts as a shill for some of Lou's jokes.

The script is peppered with occasional extra funny lines, outside of routines. All of that adds up to more laughs and a more entertaining film. The supporting cast in this film all are very good. Cathy Downs does a nice job in the female lead as Carol Blair. Leon Errol is a hoot as J.C. (and Julius Caesar) McBride. Mike Mazurki is Chuck. He is one of the best actors at playing a doofus thug.

An early window-washing scene is reminiscent of the Hollywood comedy of the silent film era. Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton did some daredevil stuff on the heights of buildings. Bud and Lou and company will have one laughing a lot in this funny flick.


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