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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

Certificate:

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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Trivia

In one scene, Lou Costello bets on a horse named "Lolly C". That is an inside joke, referring to Costello's mother, Helen Cristillo, who was an Associate Producer on this film. See more »

Quotes

Ted Higgins: I'm always nervous when I handle money.
Tommy Hinchcliffe: I'm always nervous when I don't handle it.
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Connections

Spoofs The Green Hornet (1940) See more »

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Hilarious
26 June 2017 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Very funny Abbott & Costello comedy that has the boys crossing a bookie (Joseph Calleia) and trying to find a way to pay him back $50,000 of his money they lost. Nicely paced with one great routine after another. I don't think there were any clunkers here. Sometimes the boys used bits that felt stale like they were dusted off vaudeville routines from twenty years before, but not here. Even the reworked gags feel fresh. Bud and Lou are in top form in this one. They had me in stitches. Great support from Calleia, Leon Errol, Mike Mazurki, and Alvin Hammer as a racetrack tout in one of the more subtly funny scenes. It's one of my favorite A&C comedies that didn't have monsters or the supernatural as part of the plot.


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