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40 Pounds of Trouble

40 Pounds of Trouble (1963)

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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

Unrated,

Kids & Family, Classics, Comedy

Oct 26, 1994

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

May 6, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Precocious and likeable.

February 23, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety
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Retread of the Damon Runyon standby Little Miss Marker.

May 6, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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