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40 Pounds of Trouble (1962)

 -  Comedy  -  31 December 1962 (USA)
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Hilarity ensues when a casino manager spends a day at Disneyland with a cute but troublesome little girl.

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Hilarity ensues when a casino manager spends a day at Disneyland with a cute but troublesome little girl.

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Tony's Got Women Trouble!

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The set designer developed a gambling problem during the shoot while it was filming in Las Vegas and had to mortgage his house. See more »

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Steve makes a phone call from a booth located on the path between Tomorrowland and Main Street. In the scene where the detective chases Steve through the same area, the phone booth is not there. See more »

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[about Penny]
Steve McCluskey: Can you tell me one cotton-pickin' thing you can do for that kid that I can't?
Chris Lockwood: Yeah! I can take her to the ladies' room!
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Norman Jewison has come a LONG way from this
3 November 2013 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

What comes to mind when you think of Norman Jewison? "In the Heat of the Night"? "Rollerball"? "Other People's Money"? "The Hurricane"? Well take a big breath, because I'm about to tell you about his directorial debut. The directorial debut of the man who gave us "The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming" and "Fiddler on the Roof" was one of THE stupidest movies ever made: "40 Pounds of Trouble". I recall an interview with Jewison and he noted that he got hired to direct it. Makes sense. The entire movie made me feel as though a drill was getting shoved into my head. During the whole sequence in Disneyland, I kept thinking that there should be a theme park centering on horror flicks, cult movies, etc. Instead of "there's the castle where Cinderella and Prince Charming met", you'd hear "there's the cabin where Ash and his friends awoke the Evil Dead, and the evil spirits began killing everyone".

The point is, "40 Pounds of Trouble" is as much fun as dragging 40 pounds of lead. Something must have gone wrong with Tony Curtis in the early '60s, because it was also around this time that he dumped Janet Leigh (seriously, what kind of man dumps Janet Leigh?). Long story short, you will be a far better person if you NEVER see this movie as long as you live. Norman Jewison directed "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "A Soldier's Story", so there's no reason to waste your time on this. There, I saved you two hours.

Yeah, there should be a theme park for all the campy pop culture. There would have to be an entire section devoted to Elvira.


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