6.7/10
987
33 user 18 critic

Tight Spot (1955)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 15 July 1955 (France)
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (play) (as Lenard Kantor)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Ginger Rogers always gets cold feet just before four weddings until fireman Cornell Wilde appears.

Directors: Don Hartman, Rudolph Maté
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Cornel Wilde, Percy Waram
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Ginger Rogers and Dennis Morgan, serving on a sequestered jury during a murder trial, fall in love. She is divorced, he is married.

Director: Bretaigne Windust
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, Thelma Ritter
Illegal (1955)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After an overly aggressive district attorney unknowingly sends an innocent man to the chair, he resigns, turns to drinking, and acquires a criminal clientèle.

Director: Lewis Allen
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Nina Foch, Hugh Marlowe
Black Widow (1954)
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young writer insinuates herself into the life of a Broadway producer.

Director: Nunnally Johnson
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Van Heflin, Gene Tierney
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Rich industrialist Walter Connolly feels unwanted by his wife and children so he hires unemployed Ginger Rogers to pose as his mistress.

Director: Gregory La Cava
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Walter Connolly, Verree Teasdale
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Jo Jones, a young defense plant worker whose husband is in the military during World War II, shares a house with three other women in the same situation.

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Robert Ryan, Ruth Hussey
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Ginger Rogers is the daughter of boardinghouse owners in Washington, DC who falls in love with Aaron Burr and James Madison.

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Burgess Meredith
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Ginger Rogers, Dan Dailey's bored housewife, seeks psychiatric help from Dr. David Niven who also solves his own emotional problems.

Director: Nunnally Johnson
Stars: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Dan Dailey
Storm Warning (1951)
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Marsha Mitchell, a traveling dress model, stops in a southern town to see her sister who has married a Ku Klux Klansman. Marsha sees the KKK commit a murder and helps District Attorney Burt Rainey in bringing the criminals to justice.

Director: Stuart Heisler
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ronald Reagan, Doris Day
Roxie Hart (1942)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Roxie Hart signs a murder confession in order to attract publicity for her dancing career as dames don't swing in Cook County. Will everything go as planned?

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, George Montgomery
Twist of Fate (1954)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Ginger Rogers, an actress living with Stanley Baker on the Riveria, becomes involved with Jacques Bergerac and learns he is a dangerous criminal.

Director: David Miller
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Herbert Lom, Stanley Baker
Teenage Rebel (1956)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Ginger Rogers get her teenage daughter (Betty Lou Keim) back from her ex-husband when she remarries and must win her love.

Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Michael Rennie, Mildred Natwick
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Sherry Conley
...
Lloyd Hallett
...
Vince Striker
Lucy Marlow ...
Prison Girl
...
Benjamin Costain
Katherine Anderson ...
Mrs. Willoughby
Allen Nourse ...
Marvin Rickles
Peter Leeds ...
Fred Packer
...
Mississippi Mac
Eve McVeagh ...
Clara Moran
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

THE WORD IS OUT! THE WORD IS "GREAT"! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 July 1955 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Dead Pigeon  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The story was inspired by Senator Estes Kefauver's tactics in coercing Virginia Hill to testify in the Bugsy Siegel prosecution. See more »

Quotes

Vince Striker: What did you do? Lie about your age?
Sherry Conley: Who to? They're more interested that you're a real built kid; not how old a real built kid.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Star Is Born World Premiere (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Give My Shoes to Cousin Helen
(uncredited)
Performed by Doye O'Dell and his band during the telethon
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Rough Little Noir With A Fine Cast
27 August 2006 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Ginger Rogers is good as the tough-talking woman sprung from prison to testify in a trial. What a strange career she had! Best known for her movies with Fred Astaire, she was also a delightful comedienne. She did some serious work in her prime, winning an Oscar for an only-OK soap opera. But she's good in "Primrose Path." She turned tough in many of her fifties outings, and she looked tough too. Here she has sort of a pixie haircut that doesn't quite work with the character and isn't flattering to her. But she's excellent.

Edward G. Robinson, billed second to her, is superb. He always was. That man was incapable of giving a bad performance, no matter how oddly cast he might have been at times. Brian Keith, whom many know for sunny outings in later television, is exceptional as a very tough cop. He really is the focus of this movie, though the Rogers character is the lead.

Who in the world was Lucy Marlow, who got fourth billing? It says prison girl. Hmm. The woman playing the matron, Katherine Anderson, is important to the plot. She is very touching as well.

Lorne Green is another actor who played some mean hombres before he became the benevolent dad on TV's "Bonanza." His character is less nuanced than the one he plays in "Autumn Leaves." But he does well by it.

Phil Karlson was an excellent director, who had some of the nastiest, darkest, roughest noirs of the fifties under his belt. This is among the best of them.


34 of 35 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?