Tight Spot is a 1955 American crime film directed by Phil Karlson and starring Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, and Charles McGraw. The film is about a police detective who is forced to go undercover as a criminal in order to catch a gang of jewel thieves. The film begins with police detective Jim Reardon (Widmark) investigating a jewel heist. The thieves have stolen a valuable diamond necklace, and Reardon is determined to catch them. However, the thieves are led by a ruthless gangster named Joe Brody (McGraw), who is determined to protect his operation. Reardon is forced to go undercover as a criminal in order to get close to Brody and his gang. He infiltrates the gang and becomes Brody's right-hand man. However, Reardon is caught in a dangerous situation when he realizes that Brody is planning to kill him. Reardon must use all of his skills to stay alive and catch Brody. He must also find a way to protect the woman he loves, a nightclub singer named Carol (Peters). Tight Spot is a suspenseful and action-packed film that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The film is well-acted, with Widmark giving a particularly strong performance as Reardon. The film is also well-directed, with Karlson creating some memorable scenes. Tight Spot is a classic crime film that is sure to please fans of the genre.

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Tight Spot (1955)

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Tight Spot is a 1955 American crime film directed by Phil Karlson and starring Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, and Charles McGraw. The film is about a police detective who is forced to go undercover as a criminal in order to catch a gang of jewel thieves. The film begins with police detective Jim Reardon (Widmark) investigating a jewel heist. The thieves have stolen a valuable diamond necklace, and Reardon is determined to catch them. However, the thieves are led by a ruthless gangster named Joe Brody (McGraw), who is determined to protect his operation. Reardon is forced to go undercover as a criminal in order to get close to Brody and his gang. He infiltrates the gang and becomes Brody's right-hand man. However, Reardon is caught in a dangerous situation when he realizes that Brody is planning to kill him. Reardon must use all of his skills to stay alive and catch Brody. He must also find a way to protect the woman he loves, a nightclub singer named Carol (Peters). Tight Spot is a suspenseful and action-packed film that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The film is well-acted, with Widmark giving a particularly strong performance as Reardon. The film is also well-directed, with Karlson creating some memorable scenes. Tight Spot is a classic crime film that is sure to please fans of the genre.

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Cast
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Ginger Rogers

Sherry Conley
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Edward G. Robinson

Lloyd Hallett
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Brian Keith

Vince Striker
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Lucy Marlow

Prison Girl
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Lorne Greene

Benjamin Costain
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Katherine Anderson

Mrs. Willoughby
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Allen Nourse

Marvin Rickles
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Peter Leeds

Fred Packer
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Doye O'Dell

Mississippi Mac
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Eve McVeagh

Clara Moran
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Dean Cromer

Policeman (uncredited)
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Tom De Graffenreid

Doctor (uncredited)
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Kevin Enright

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Frank Gerstle

Jim Hornsby (uncredited)
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Kathryn Grant

Girl Honeymooner (uncredited)
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Tom Greenway

Elevator Mechanic (uncredited)
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Joseph Hamilton

Judge (uncredited)
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Ed Hinton

Second Detective (uncredited)
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Bob Hopkins

TV Salesman (uncredited)
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Norman Keats

Arny (uncredited)
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John Larch

First Detective (uncredited)
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Alfred Linder

Pete Tonelli (uncredited)
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John Marshall

Detective (uncredited)
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Ken Mayer

Policeman (uncredited)
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Edward McNally

Harris (uncredited)
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Patrick Miller

Plainclothesman (uncredited)
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Robert Nichols

Boy Honeymooner (uncredited)
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Erik Page

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Bill Raisch

Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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Alan Reynolds

Bailiff (uncredited)
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Robert Shield

Carlyle (uncredited)
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Gloria Ann Simpson

Miss Masters (uncredited)
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Helen Wallace

Warden (uncredited)
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Will J. White

Plainclothesman (uncredited)
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John Zaremba

Second Policeman (uncredited)
Crew
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Phil Karlson

Director
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William Bowers

Writer
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Leonard Kantor

Writer
Disc Releases
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Tight Spot!

(DVD)

8/31/2004

Disc Title Front Cover

Tight Spot

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

1/12/2012

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