40 Pounds of Trouble
|40 Pounds of Trouble|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Norman Jewison|
|Produced by||Stan Margulies|
|Screenplay by||Marion Hargrove|
|Based on||Little Miss Marker
by Damon Runyon
|Music by||Mort Lindsey|
|Edited by||Marjorie Fowler|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Release date(s)||31 December 1962 (USA)|
|Running time||106 minutes|
|Box office||$2,750,000 (US/ Canada)|
40 Pounds of Trouble is a 1962 film directed by Norman Jewison that marks his directorial debut. The film was shot on location at Disneyland and Lake Tahoe. It is a retelling of Damon Runyon's story Little Miss Marker.
Tony Curtis plays a casino manager who must take care of an 8 year old girl.
|Tony Curtis||Steve McCluskey|
|Suzanne Pleshette||Chris Lockwood|
|Kevin McCarthy||Louie Blanchard|
|Phil Silvers||Bernie "the Butcher" Friedman|
|“||40 Pounds of Trouble is witless remake of a Runyon Story... Blunt promotion, thin humor fill script... The trouble with 40 Pounds of Trouble is that it is just too hackneyed and dull.||”|
- "Top Rental Features of 1963", Variety, 8 January 1964 p 71. Please note figures are rentals as opposed to total gross.
- By BOSLEY CROWTHER Special to The New York Times. (1963-01-24). "Movie Review - Sodoma e Gomorra - Screen: '40 Pounds of Trouble':Film Is Witless Remake of a Runyon Story Blunt Promotion, Thin Humor Fill Script 'Sodom and Gomorrah' - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-01-29.
- 40 Pounds of Trouble at the Internet Movie Database
- 40 Pounds of Trouble at the TCM Movie Database
- 40 Pounds of Trouble at AllMovie
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