Monday, June 11, 2012

Tight Spot

The D.A. pulls a tough talking blonde from the penitentiary and holes her up in a downtown hotel in an attempt to get her to testify against a mobster who has just wiped out the last person called to the task. With a young policeman guarding her, the reluctant woman finds herself coming around as numerous attempts on her life are made. "Tight Spot" is a 1950s B-picture and near miss thanks in large part to the off-putting performance of the usually magnetic Ginger Rogers, who tries to channel Judy Holliday's dumb blonde from "Born Yesterday". Edward G. Robinson is solid as usual in a limited role as the district attorney but Rogers, the focal point of the story, does not have the dramatic ability to carry the already lackluster material to the heights it needs to go.