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Tight Spot (1955)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 15 July 1955 (France)
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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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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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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15 July 1955 (France)  »

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Dead Pigeon  »

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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: Like poor dumb sheep we're moved from barn to stall and nobody takes the trouble to tell us why. Its inhuman.
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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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I like old films with good performance !
6 September 2001 | by (Bilbao, Spain) – See all my reviews

I disagree a little with previous writers:

Although Ginger is a little old (and, yes, older than the policeman), she is sexy enough to make believable the plot. (I think women in their 30s and 40s can be gorgeous: even more than the ones in their 20s)

But I agree about Robinson (a little man that fills the screen) and Keith (great not-so-tough policeman)

And a kind request: Could anybody send me the last lines of the script ? (or tell me, where in Internet to look for it) I've recorded the film from the spanish TV in the wee hours. I've run out of tape, just when Ginger and Robinson appear in the trial. I would like to know what Ginger and the bad guy say...


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