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40 Pounds of Trouble (1962)

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

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Steve McCluskey
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Floyd
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Julius
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Herman
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Cranston
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Liz McCluskey
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Louie Blanchard
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Bambi
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Bassett / Uncle Norman
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Judge
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Howard Piper
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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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31 December 1962 (USA)  »

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First film allowed to shoot inside Disneyland. See more »

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When Steve makes the phone call from the booth near Tomorrowland, the whistle from the steamboat can be heard loudly. However, the steamboat is in Frontierland and cannot normally be heard from this location. See more »

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Steve McCluskey: Nobody can sleep fifteen hours.
Penny Piper: They can if they're the manager.
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Referenced in The Directors: The Films of Norman Jewison (1999) See more »

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If You
Lyrics by Sydney Shaw
Music by Mort Lindsey
Sung by Suzanne Pleshette (uncredited)
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A pleasant remake.
28 August 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is the third version of Damon Runyon's story and was previously made as "Little Miss Marker" (with Shirley Temple), "Sorrowful Jones" (with Bob Hope) and now with this film. All three are enjoyable, though if I were to recommend one (and I am) it would be the original "Little Miss Marker". Still, you could do a lot worse than watching this nice Tony Curtis/Suzanne Pleshette film.

When the film begins, Steve (Curtis) is evading process servers from California once again and just beats them across the state line to the casino he manages in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. He seems like a reasonably happy man...or at least successful. But when a loser leaves his cute little girl behind in his hotel room, Steve has got a problem. Oddly, instead of calling the police he and the staff grow to like the kid and keep her!! Later, the girl wants to go on an outing to Disneyland but this will mean Steve once again risking be served a summons to pay back alimony. Along for the ride is a night club singer with a heart of gold, Chris (Pleshette).

The plot is very familiar but has been rather de-Runyonized. In other words the lovable seedy characters you've seen in other Runyon productions as well as earlier versions of this story are mostly gone---cleaned up a bit and with dialog that clearly is more normal! I didn't mind this at all and everyone did fine in the film. I particularly liked seeing the footage of Disneyland circa 1962, as things have certainly changed a lot...and you do see a lot of Disney in the film. Not everything about Disney is perfect, however, as the chase scene did become a bit tedious. Still, it's a nice film that has aged well and is worth your time.


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