40 Pounds of Trouble (1963) - Rotten Tomatoes

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40 Pounds of Trouble (1963)





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In this comedy-drama, a remake of Little Miss Marker, a hard-bitten manager of a posh Tahoe nightclub finds his hands full when he encounters an adorable orphan who immediately bonds with the tough-guy and melts his heart. The little girl, soon finds him a lovable wife, even though the deadbeat has still refused to pay his alimony for his first ex-wife. The movies highlight involves a slapstick pursuit through Disneyland.


Tony Curtis
as Steve McCluskey
Claire Wilcox
as Penny Piper
Suzanne Pleshette
as Chris Lockwood
Stubby Kaye
as Cranston
Mary Murphy
as Liz McCluskey
Kevin McCarthy
as Blanchard
Tom Reese
as Bassett
Gerald Gordon
as District Attorney
Nicky Blair
as Desk Clerk
Hallene Hill
as Slot-Machine Player
Jack LaRue
as Nick the Greek
Jim Bannon
as The Westerner
Charles Victor
as Madison Avenue Type
Ruth Robinson
as Little Old Lady
Tito Memminger
as Room Clerk
Roman Martinez
as Indian Chief
Syl Lamont
as Bellboy
Paul Comi
as Cavanaugh
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Critic Reviews for 40 Pounds of Trouble

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

The trouble with 40 Pounds of Trouble is that it is just too hackneyed and dull.

May 6, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Precocious and likeable.

February 23, 2012 | Full Review…

Retread of the Damon Runyon standby Little Miss Marker.

May 6, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 40 Pounds of Trouble

With a solid cast of recognizable character actors, this Little Miss Marker do-over putters along well enough with moving the story from Broadway to the West Coast. A little girl lost melts the heart of a hard guy. Beyond the story though, and just as interesting, there's a look at the United States before the Kennedy assassination, as well as a Keystone Cops chase romp through Disneyland. Fluff, maybe, but its okay.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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