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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.

Director:

Phil Karlson

Writers:

William Bowers (screenplay), Leonard Kantor (play) (as Lenard Kantor)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ginger Rogers ... Sherry Conley
Edward G. Robinson ... Lloyd Hallett
Brian Keith ... Vince Striker
Lucy Marlow ... Prison Girl
Lorne Greene ... Benjamin Costain
Katherine Anderson Katherine Anderson ... Mrs. Willoughby
Allen Nourse Allen Nourse ... Marvin Rickles
Peter Leeds Peter Leeds ... Fred Packer
Doye O'Dell ... Mississippi Mac
Eve McVeagh Eve McVeagh ... Clara Moran
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Storyline

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 WORD IS OUT! THE WORD IS "GREAT"! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1955 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Pigeon See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In reality, a witness in a federal court trial would be under the protection of the U.S. Marshals service. 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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Forbidden Love
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Some defects but a good film.
19 June 1999 | by MargsMomSee all my reviews

As a big fan of Ginger Rogers', I think this film, although late in her career, is rather good. Of course with Edgar G. Robinson as the district attorney, there's no way this could be bad. The opening prison laundry scenes are more than a little hard to believe (after all, when was the last time you were in prison with perfectly manicured nails). Over all, drama and comedy nicely balanced.


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