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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 District Attorney 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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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 hope you don't object to a person lookin' out their own window?
Vince Striker: You'll know right away if I object to anything.
Sherry Conley: What do you do? Light up?
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Referenced in A Star Is Born World Premiere (1954) See more »

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Little Brown Jug
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Music by Joseph Winner
Performed by Doye O'Dell and his band during the telethon
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Stagey drama given life by gutsy Ginger.
22 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

Ginger Rogers gives one of her best performances here, as a tough gangster's "moll" turned state witness. Her gutsy, strong and sexy performance carries the conventional plot. Robinson and Keith are fine, but they don't have much to do except get dazzled by Ginger - and who wouldn't be. It is a little hard to believe that Keith, at 34, would fall for Ginger, at 44, but that's all part of the illusion of glamourous Hollywood. Ginger looks great, but she does look her age.

The main problem here is the inadequate adaptation from a stage play - the action is too confined in the one room, and there is too much dialogue. But this is worth catching for the original Ginger Spice in full fireworks' mode.


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