40 Pounds of Trouble

40 Pounds of Trouble

Director: Norman Jewison, Tony Curtis, Phil Silvers, Suzanne Pleshette

Cast: Norman Jewison, Tony Curtis, Phil Silvers, Suzanne Pleshette

     
 
Damon Runyon's story "Little Miss Marker" gets a mid-'60s update in this comedy. Steve McCluskey (Tony Curtis) is the manager of a nightspot in Lake Tahoe owned by Bernie Friedman (Phil Silvers). Steve is the kind of guy who has heard every sob story in the book and is not easily impressed, but his hard heart begins to soften a bit when he meets Penny Piper (Claire

Overview

Damon Runyon's story "Little Miss Marker" gets a mid-'60s update in this comedy. Steve McCluskey (Tony Curtis) is the manager of a nightspot in Lake Tahoe owned by Bernie Friedman (Phil Silvers). Steve is the kind of guy who has heard every sob story in the book and is not easily impressed, but his hard heart begins to soften a bit when he meets Penny Piper (Claire Wilcox), a young orphan girl with no one to turn to and nowhere to go. Steve grudgingly takes her in and soon grows fond of the tyke. Penny thinks that Steve needs to get married and settle down, so she starts playing Cupid, trying to set him up with pretty Chris Lockwood (Suzanne Pleshette). However, Steve is still reeling from his failed first marriage and isn't so sure that another trip to the altar would be good for him. The film's finale sends Steve on a wild chase through Disneyland. Forty Pounds of Trouble marked the feature directorial debut of Norman Jewison, who would go on to make In the Heat of the Night, Fiddler on the Roof, and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/07/2014
UPC:
0025192051975
Original Release:
1963
Source:
Universal Mod
Time:
1:46:00
Sales rank:
1,666

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tony Curtis Steve McCluskey
Phil Silvers Bernie
Suzanne Pleshette Chris
Claire Wilcox Penny Piper
Larry Storch Floyd
Howard Morris Julius
Stubby Kaye Cranston
David Allen Singer
Edward Andrews Herman
Jim Bannon The Westerner
Nicky Blair Desk Clerk
Paul Comi Cavanaugh
Sharon Farrell Dolores
Gerald Gordon District Attorney
Steve Gravers Daytime
Hallene Hill Slot-Machine Player
Charles Horvath Stooge
Syl Lamont Bellboy
Jack LaRue Nick the Greek
Kevin McCarthy Blanchard
Mary Murphy Liz McCluskey
Gregg Palmer Piper
Ford Rainey Judge
Tom Reese Bassett
Ruth Robinson Little Old Lady
Karen Steele Bambi
Warren Stevens Swing
Charles Victor Madison Avenue Type
Eduardo Ciannelli Actor

Technical Credits
Norman Jewison Director
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
Rosemary Clatworthy Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Clatworthy Art Director
Marjorie Fowler Editor
Marion Hargrove Screenwriter
Ruby Levitt Set Decoration/Design
Mort Lindsey Score Composer,Songwriter
Joe MacDonald Cinematographer
Stan Margulies Producer
Rosemary Odell Costumes/Costume Designer
Sydney Shaw Songwriter

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