40 Pounds of Trouble (1963)

40 Pounds of Trouble (1963)





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In this comedy-drama, a remake of Little Miss Marker, a hard-bitten manager of a posh Tahoe nightclub finds his hands full when he encounters an adorable orphan who immediately bonds with the tough-guy and melts his heart. The little girl, soon finds him a lovable wife, even though the deadbeat has still refused to pay his alimony for his first ex-wife. The movies highlight involves a slapstick pursuit through Disneyland.
Classics , Comedy , Kids & Family
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Tony Curtis
as Steve McCluskey
Claire Wilcox
as Penny Piper
Suzanne Pleshette
as Chris Lockwood
Phil Silvers
as Bernie
Howard Morris
as Julius
Stubby Kaye
as Cranston
Mary Murphy
as Liz McCluskey
Kevin McCarthy
as Blanchard
Tom Reese
as Bassett
Steve Gravers
as Daytime
Gerald Gordon
as District Attorney
Sharon Farrell
as Dolores
Nicky Blair
as Desk Clerk
Hallene Hill
as Slot-Machine Player
Jack LaRue
as Nick the Greek
Jim Bannon
as The Westerner
Charles Victor
as Madison Avenue Type
Ruth Robinson
as Little Old Lady
Tito Memminger
as Room Clerk
Roman Martinez
as Indian Chief
Syl Lamont
as Bellboy
Croftt Brook
as Lawyer
Paul Comi
as Cavanaugh
Ford Rainey
as Judge
David Allen
as Singer
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Critic Reviews for 40 Pounds of Trouble

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

The trouble with 40 Pounds of Trouble is that it is just too hackneyed and dull.

Full Review… | May 6, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

Precocious and likeable.

Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Top Critic

Retread of the Damon Runyon standby Little Miss Marker.

Full Review… | May 6, 2013
TV Guide

Audience Reviews for 40 Pounds of Trouble

[size=2][size=4][color=deepskyblue]I remember watching this film on TV when I was a kid.[/color][/size] [size=4][color=darkorchid]In the 1990’s I grabbed it the minute it was released on video tape.[/color] [/size] [size=4][color=magenta]Where the heck is the DVD of this for Disney/Disneyland fans?[/color][/size] [size=4][color=lime]The first film at Disneyland.[/color][/size] [size=4][color=plum]Story a simple 1960’s film. I liked Suzanne’s character.[/color][/size] [size=4][color=darkorange]Interesting to see old casinos.[/color][/size] [size=4][color=cyan]Disneyland fan I am seeing the park in color early 1960’s is great. Monorail & Matterhorn. Incorrect shots-getting off the Monorail & they are looking at Sleeping Beauty Castle?[/color] [/size] [size=4][color=pink]Apparently Walt moved it for the film? Ha ha.[/color][/size] [size=4][color=teal]The use of the park I thought was great.[/color] [/size] [size=4][color=sandybrown]Whether you are a Disney fan or not and just looking for a simple, no curse words, no nudity comedy then you can enjoy this film. Films are NOT made like this today, clean cut film.[/color][/size] [size=4][color=darkorchid]Disney/Disneyland fans will truly enjoy seeing the park when it was less than 10 years old & see the differences between now & then.[/color][/size] [/size]

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