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Tight Spot (1955)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 15 July 1955 (France)
A female inmate is whisked out of prison and into a police guarded hotel until the district attorney can convince her to testify against the mob in the upcoming trial.

Director:

Phil Karlson

Writers:

William Bowers (screenplay), Leonard Kantor (play) (as Lenard Kantor)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ginger Rogers ... Sherry Conley
Edward G. Robinson ... Lloyd Hallett
Brian Keith ... Vince Striker
Lucy Marlow ... Prison Girl
Lorne Greene ... Benjamin Costain
Katherine Anderson Katherine Anderson ... Mrs. Willoughby
Allen Nourse Allen Nourse ... Marvin Rickles
Peter Leeds Peter Leeds ... Fred Packer
Doye O'Dell ... Mississippi Mac
Eve McVeagh Eve McVeagh ... Clara Moran
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Storyline

Sherry Conley, a street tough and cynical woman with an unhappy family background, is taken from prison to a hotel, where the DA tries to convince her to testify against a mobster. Sherry is reluctant because the last witness was murdered before he made it to the stand, and why should she stick her neck out? At the hotel, several attempts are made on her life, and she falls for Vince, the policemen guarding her. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1955 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Pigeon See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The characters Ginger Rogers and Brian Keith portrayed were supposed to be around the same age. In real-life, Ginger Rogers was over a decade older than Brian Keith. See more »

Quotes

Benjamin Costain: The money I spend to make sure I got people in all the places where it counts, they can't even find out where they're hiding one lousy dame!
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Referenced in A Star Is Born World Premiere (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Give My Shoes to Cousin Helen
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Performed by Doye O'Dell and his band during the telethon
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I like old films with good performance !
6 September 2001 | by me_runnerSee all my reviews

I disagree a little with previous writers:

Although Ginger is a little old (and, yes, older than the policeman), she is sexy enough to make believable the plot. (I think women in their 30s and 40s can be gorgeous: even more than the ones in their 20s)

But I agree about Robinson (a little man that fills the screen) and Keith (great not-so-tough policeman)

And a kind request: Could anybody send me the last lines of the script ? (or tell me, where in Internet to look for it) I've recorded the film from the spanish TV in the wee hours. I've run out of tape, just when Ginger and Robinson appear in the trial. I would like to know what Ginger and the bad guy say...


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