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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 D.A. can convince her to testify against the mob in the upcoming trial.

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Sherry Conley
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Lloyd Hallett
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Vince Striker
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Prison Girl
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Benjamin Costain
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Allen Nourse ...
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Fred Packer
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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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Out to make a killing - even if Ginger has to die for it! See more »


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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

Sherry Conley: Well, here's to the boys in the friendly trenches!
Lloyd Hallett: Skal!
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Connections

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

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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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"There's Never Been a Gal Like Sal From Texas Valley!"
24 August 2001 | by (Leonia, NJ) – See all my reviews

Tight police drama with D.A. Edward G. Robinson trying to protect witness Ginger Rogers from the clutches of evil crime lord Lorne Greene. Rogers and Robinson are both marvelously vulnerable beneath their complementary tough exteriors. The direction is tense throughout. The film makes excellent use of its claustrophobic environs. Brian Keith is also very good as a tough cop.


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