40 Pounds of Trouble

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40 Pounds of Trouble
40 Pounds of Trouble.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Norman Jewison
Produced by Stan Margulies
Screenplay by Marion Hargrove
Based on Little Miss Marker
by Damon Runyon
Starring Tony Curtis
Suzanne Pleshette
Larry Storch
Music by Mort Lindsey
Cinematography Joseph MacDonald
Edited by Marjorie Fowler
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
31 December 1962 (US)
Running time
106 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2,750,000 (US/ Canada)[1]

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.[2][3] It is a retelling of Damon Runyon's story Little Miss Marker.[4]


Tony Curtis plays a casino manager who must take care of an eight-year-old girl named Penny Piper (Claire Wilcox), which includes a trip to Disneyland.

Principal cast[edit]

Actor Role
Tony Curtis Steve McCluskey
Suzanne Pleshette Chris Lockwood
Larry Storch Floyd
Howard Morris Julius
Edward Andrews Herman
Stubby Kaye Cranston
Warren Stevens Swing
Kevin McCarthy Louie Blanchard
Phil Silvers Bernie "the Butcher" Friedman
Claire Wilcox Penelope "Penny" Piper

Critical reception[edit]

Bosley Crowther of The New York Times summed up the film:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Top Rental Features of 1963", Variety, 8 January 1964 p 71. Please note figures are rentals as opposed to total gross.
  2. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057069/locations
  3. ^ Gettell, Oliver (May 23, 2015). "'Tomorrowland' and 5 more Disneyland movies to mark the park's 60th". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  4. ^ a b 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.

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