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      Tight Spot

      Released Mar 19, 1955 1h 37m Crime Drama List
      67% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 55% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Model Sherry Conley (Ginger Rogers) is offered a chance to get out of jail in return for testifying against mobster Benjamin Costain (Lorne Greene). She is taken to a hotel room to hide until it is time for her testimony, and a romance begins to blossom between the superficially hard-boiled Sherry and police officer Vince Striker (Brian Keith). With time before the trial running out, Costain will stop at nothing to kill her before she can reach the witness stand. Read More Read Less

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      Nathanael Hood Unseen Films The cinematic equivalent of a bottle episode of television-a bottle noir, if you will-Tight Spot is a delicious drink of something strong, sharp, yet soothing. Rated: 8/10 Apr 10, 2020 Full Review Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine A good suspense yarn, with one or two surprises in its story, about a hard-boiled convict (Ginger Rogers) who may or may not risk her life by testifying against a boss racketeer... Nov 14, 2019 Full Review Eric Melin Scene-Stealers.com Rogers' mannerisms can sometimes be a little actorly, but Tight Spot is a solid drama and the chemistry between Ginger Rogers and Brian Keith is palpable. Rated: 2.5/4 Feb 23, 2012 Full Review Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television Visually fascinating thriller. Aug 9, 2007 Full Review Michael W. Phillips, Jr. Goatdog's Movies Suffers from staginess, predictability, and an essentially weak heart. Rated: 2.5/5 Jan 13, 2007 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Ginger Rogers should stick to Fred Astaire musicals--she was miscast as a smart talking jailbird. Rated: C Sep 19, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D Strong acting and an intense story. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/01/23 Full Review Ed M Fun little film noir. Great cast! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/22/21 Full Review dave j Adapted from the "Dead Pigeon" play by Leonard Kantor starring Ginger Rogers as Sherry Conley who's been released early for the chance to testify against her mobster boyfriend with Brian Keith as the officer in charge Vince Striker employed to keep her safe. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member A little too stagy with most of the film taking place in a hotel suite. And, some of the actions taken by Edward G. Robinson's prosecutor character seem implausible. But, performances by Brian Keith and Ginger Rogers are strong and the sexual attraction between their characters is palpable. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Tom M Average crime drama that Rogers tries to turn into a comedy by wisecracking throughout. No real suspense ... the ending was expected. Robinson is always better as a good guy. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/21 Full Review Audience Member Tight little low budget thriller from talented journeyman director Phil Karlson. Ginger Rogers plays a gangsters moll who's in protective custody until she can testify in court. Brian Keith plays the cop assigned to protect her and the great Edward G. Robinson is along for the ride as well. This one isn't a film noir classic, but it's solid entertainment that's a great showcase for Rogers, who would soon after stop appearing in films all that much, likely due to sexist Hollywood not wanting 40something actresses in leading roles. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Model Sherry Conley (Ginger Rogers) is offered a chance to get out of jail in return for testifying against mobster Benjamin Costain (Lorne Greene). She is taken to a hotel room to hide until it is time for her testimony, and a romance begins to blossom between the superficially hard-boiled Sherry and police officer Vince Striker (Brian Keith). With time before the trial running out, Costain will stop at nothing to kill her before she can reach the witness stand.
      Director
      Phil Karlson
      Producer
      Lewis J. Rachmil
      Screenwriter
      William Bowers, Leonard Kantor
      Distributor
      Columbia Pictures
      Production Co
      Columbia Pictures Corporation
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 19, 1955, Original
      Runtime
      1h 37m
      Sound Mix
      Mono
      Aspect Ratio
      35mm