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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, 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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In reality, a witness in a federal court trial would be under the protection of the US Marshals service. 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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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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Taut film noir with excellent performances
21 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Ginger Rogers holds court as Mafia bigwig Lorne Greene's brassy ex-moll. Edward G. Robinson is ideal as her police protector. But, a young and ruggedly handsome Brian Keith steals the movie as a cynical police officer. The tension is very real in the stuffy hotel room. All the while, an absurd country-western singer croons the same song on a telethon over-and-over again. This is a classic.


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