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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
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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