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40 Pounds of Trouble (1962)

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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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Norman Jewison

Writer:

Marion Hargrove
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Curtis ... Steve McCluskey
Suzanne Pleshette ... Chris Lockwood
Larry Storch ... Floyd
Howard Morris ... Julius
Edward Andrews ... Herman
Stubby Kaye ... Cranston
Warren Stevens ... Swing
Mary Murphy ... Liz McCluskey
Kevin McCarthy ... Louie Blanchard
Karen Steele ... Bambi
Tom Reese ... Bassett / Uncle Norman
Steve Gravers Steve Gravers ... Daytime
Paul Comi ... Deputy Sheriff Cavanaugh
Ford Rainey ... Judge
Gregg Palmer ... 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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Taglines:

Tony's Got Women Trouble!

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forty Pounds of Trouble See more »

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Curtis Enterprises See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Steve McCluskey: [calls to the bathroom] What are you doing in there?
Penny Piper: Taking a bath.
Steve McCluskey: What's taking so long?
Penny Piper: I'm a girl.
Steve McCluskey: Oh!
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Connections

Referenced in Private Screenings: Norman Jewison (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

What's the Scene
Lyrics by Sydney Shaw
Music by Mort Lindsey
Sung by David Allen (uncredited)
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Norman Jewison has come a LONG way from this
3 November 2013 | by lee_eisenbergSee 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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