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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 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
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As window washers the boys get mixed up with crooks and a missing $50,000 they're on the hook for.
Sub-par A&C, at best. The 80 minutes are practically wall-to-wall routines, some of which work, but too many of which are either too thin or over-long. That dinner table routine goes on too long, but it is classic A&C with the expert timing and word gags. Speaking of word gags and semantics, Lou out-witting tough guy Mazurki is a little gem of the unexpected. I also like the sidewalk routine that trades too on the unexpected. However, the plot is scattered and lacks the usual tight situations that heighten the fun. It's almost like the boys strung together a number of routines and then made up the plot as they went along.
It's also A&C's first feature apart from the resources of Universal studios and frankly it shows. Except for the window washing high above the street, the sets are dull to look at, while the action never leaves the sound stage lot. Lou also took on the big role of the film's producer, at the same time IMDb lists his mother Lolly Cristillo as a co-producer! Apparently, the boys weren't too happy with the results since they quickly signed a new contract with Universal and returned to the fold. From there, they went on to make some of their best comedies by meeting up with Universal's stable of classic monsters—Frankenstein, the Invisible Man, etc. So unless you're a die-hard A&C fan like me, skip this one since there are so many better ones.
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