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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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Cast

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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
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Mississippi Mac
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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SHE: "Is that blood?" HE: "I took two bullets through the chest, ma'am. Just routine." See more »


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15 July 1955 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Dead Pigeon  »

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1.85 : 1
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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: I guess maybe these old rags of mine must look like Easter Parade 1902.
Vince Striker: Look, sister, I wouldn't know styles if you shoved them down my throat.
Sherry Conley: You sure of that, huh? Why? Because you had so many of them shoved down your throat?
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

The Girl from Cactus Valley
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Performed by Doye O'Dell and his band during the telethon
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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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