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Tight Spot (1955)

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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 »

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Sherry Conley
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Lloyd Hallett
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Vince Striker
Lucy Marlow ...
Prison Girl
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Benjamin Costain
Katherine Anderson ...
Mrs. Willoughby
Allen Nourse ...
Marvin Rickles
Peter Leeds ...
Fred Packer
Doye O'Dell ...
Mississippi Mac
Eve McVeagh ...
Clara Moran
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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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15 July 1955 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Dead Pigeon  »

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Lloyd Hallett: What possible difference could it make to you whether you move there or to the city jai?
Sherry Conley: Because movin' to the city jail is closer to the witness stand which is exactly the last place in the world I've decided I'm gonna be.
Lloyd Hallett: So that's really it then, isn't it?
Sherry Conley: Yeah.
Lloyd Hallett: Doesn't make any difference about the city jail. You've simply decided that as far as you're concerned everybody else can go hang.
Sherry Conley: You mean I've been keepin' this a secret from ya?
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Co-starring Brian Keith as VINCE STRIKER!
29 December 2002 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

From the play "Dead Pigeon" comes this overwrought confection with Ginger Rogers chewing the scenery as wisecracking jailbird sprung from the pokey by police so she can testify against ruthless mobster at a high-profile murder trial. Talky, slightly claustrophobic piece really needs Ginger's overacting to kick it into gear; she looks great in a short, ducktail bob, and manages to create real sparks with the actress portraying her selfish sister (it's the best scene in the movie). Brian Keith is appealing in his modest, aw-shucks way as troubled cop Vince Striker (great character name); Katherine Anderson also fine as a prison matron. So-so film benefits from star-appeal. **1/2 from ****


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