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Tight Spot (1955)




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Tight Spot is based on Leonard Kantor's novel Dead Pigeon, which in turn was obviously inspired by Virginia Hill's appearance before the Kefauver Committee. Ginger Rogers plays hard-boiled model Sherry Conley, who is serving a prison term for a crime she didn't commit. Sherry is offered her freedom -- and immunity -- by U.S. attorney Lloyd Hallett (Edward G. Robinson) if she'll agree to appear as a material witness in the trial of mobster Benjamin Costain (Lorne Greene). Unfortunately, Costain has a long reach, and is able to coerce Vince Striker (Brian Keith), the detective assigned to guard Sherry, to allow Costain's hired guns to invade the hotel room where Sherry is being hidden. The star witness is surly and uncooperative, but she finally decides to testify when her escort, policewoman Willoughby (Katherine Anderson), is murdered by Costain's goons. But Striker is still around and about, still determined to do Costain's bidding.


Ginger Rogers
as Sherry Conley
Brian Keith
as Vince Striker
Edward G. Robinson
as Lloyd Hallett
Lorne Greene
as Benjamin Costain
Lucy Marlow
as Prison Girl
Katherine Anderson
as Mrs. Willoughby
Allen Nourse
as Marvin Rickles
Peter Leeds
as Fred Packer
Doye O'Dell
as Mississippi Mac
Eve McVeagh
as Clara Moran
Frank Gerstle
as Jim Hornsby
Gloria Ann Simpson
as Miss Masters
Kathryn Grant
as Girl Honeymooner
Ed McNally
as Harris
John Marshall
as Detective
Will J. White
as Plainclothesman
Patrick Miller
as Plainclothesman
John Larch
as Detective
Ed Hinton
as Detective
Bob Hopkins
as TV Salesman
Robert Nichols
as Boy Honeymooner
John Zaremba
as Second Policeman
Ken Mayer
as Policeman
Dean Cromer
as Policeman
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Critic Reviews for Tight Spot

All Critics (6)

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.

April 10, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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...

November 13, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

February 23, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Visually fascinating thriller.

August 9, 2007 | Full Review…

Suffers from staginess, predictability, and an essentially weak heart.

January 13, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Ginger Rogers should stick to Fred Astaire musicals--she was miscast as a smart talking jailbird.

September 19, 2004 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tight Spot


Tight little crime drama. A B-movie in its day, second tier movies today can only wish for a cast like this.

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