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The Noose Hangs High (1948) Poster

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Ted Higgins: What makes you so dumb?

Tommy Hinchcliffe: It just comes naturally.

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Ted Higgins: I'd like to have a tooth pulled. I want no anesthetic and I don't care how much it hurts.

Dentist's Assistant: Oh my, what a brave man you are! What tooth is it?

Ted Higgins: [turns to Tommy] Show her the tooth.

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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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Ted Higgins: We're as honest as the day is long.

Tommy Hinchcliffe: That includes Daylight Savings.

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Ted Higgins: You take the money. They'd never suspect you.

Tommy Hinchcliffe: I don't want the money. I'd only spend it on silly things.

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Nick Craig: Where's my dough?

Tommy Hinchcliffe: It's a long story...

Nick Craig: I don't like long stories.

Tommy Hinchcliffe: You like short ones?

Nick Craig: Yeah.

Tommy Hinchcliffe: We ain't got the money.

Nick Craig: Why, you...

Tommy Hinchcliffe: Too short?

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Tommy Hinchcliffe: A guy in a white coat is coming for him and I don't mean the Good Humor man.

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Ted Higgins: Is she in the living room?

Hilda, the Maid: No. She's indisposed.

Tommy Hinchcliffe: [starts pushing his way in] We'll see her in there.

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Julius Caesar 'J.C.' McBride: Lolly C is off her feed.

Tommy Hinchcliffe: What does she eat?

Julius Caesar 'J.C.' McBride: Her fodder.

Tommy Hinchcliffe: Mr. C! She eats her father? Well, what does her mother eat?

Julius Caesar 'J.C.' McBride: She eats her fodder!

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Carol Blair: Let's see, that comes to a sum of...

Tommy Hinchcliffe: I wish I could get some of it back...

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Tommy Hinchcliffe: [to the thug holding him up in the air] Put that floor back where it belongs!

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Tommy Hinchcliffe: A mounted fish? What whoppers that guy tells! Did you ever see a mounted fish? Did you ever see a fish on a horse?

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Julius Caesar 'J.C.' McBride: By the way, how is your mater and pater?

Tommy Hinchcliffe: They're great. They went to the theater with my brater and sater.

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Tommy Hinchcliffe: Hiya, toots.

Woman on Street: Don't you dare call me toots, see. I quit the mob 10 years ago and I'm trying to go straight, see. If you guys don't let me alone, I'll get one-eyed Pitsie after you!

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Ted Higgins: What if you had 5 dollars in one pant's pocket and 10 dollars in the other pants pocket. What would you have?

Tommy Hinchcliffe: Someone else's pants.

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Tommy Hinchcliffe: I like worcester shire sheer shauce.

Ted Higgins: You like what?

Tommy Hinchcliffe: Wooster sheer shire sauce.

Ted Higgins: You like worcestershire sheershire shauce?

Tommy Hinchcliffe: You can't even say it!

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Dr. Richards: I'm Dr. Richards, the painless dentist.

[points hand up in the air]

Dr. Richards: Painless!

Tommy Hinchcliffe: Well, I ain't.

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Carol Blair: You're manna from heaven!

Julius Caesar 'J.C.' McBride: No, McBride from Boston.

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Tommy Hinchcliffe: Look at that wall over there. Isn't that a beautiful wall? You know what it reminds me of?

Ted Higgins: What?

Tommy Hinchcliffe: [points at a different wall] That wall over here.

Ted Higgins: Oh stop. Walls are walls.

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Ted Higgins: You don't even know what a husband is!

Tommy Hinchcliffe: A husband is what's left of a sweetheart after the nerve has been killed.

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Carol Blair: A man can't stay away from home all the time!

Julius Caesar 'J.C.' McBride: I do.

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Tommy Hinchcliffe: 20 thousand laws in this city and we can't find one to break.

Ted Higgins: Now don't get excited, Tommy. I'll get you out of this mess and get you in jail.

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Tommy Hinchcliffe: It's no use crying over spilled milk. It's the nickel back for the bottle that I care about.

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Nick Craig: I just want your footprints in the cement.

Tommy Hinchcliffe: Whose going to see our footprints at the bottom of a barrel?

Nick Craig: The little fishies.

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Ted Higgins: We'll bet on Lolly at 30 to 1.

Tommy Hinchcliffe: 30 to 1? How can we do that? It's already quarter to!

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Dr. Richards: I pulled my first tooth! I'm a dentist!

[jumps up and down]

Dr. Richards: I want a diploma! I want a diploma!

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Julius Caesar 'J.C.' McBride: His father is in the pasture and his fodder is in the barn!

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Julius Caesar 'J.C.' McBride: There's another reason Lucky George will win. Lucky George is a mudder!

Tommy Hinchcliffe: How can a he be a mother? Ain't a she always a mother?

Julius Caesar 'J.C.' McBride: Sometimes a he is a better mudder than a she.

Tommy Hinchcliffe: How can you tell?

Julius Caesar 'J.C.' McBride: By their feet.

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Tommy Hinchcliffe: Fellows, Romans, and Countrymen! Who would like to buy a dope sheet?

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