40 Pounds of Trouble
40 Pounds of Trouble.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Norman Jewison
Produced by Stan Margulies
Written by Story:
Damon Runyon
Marion Hargrove
Starring Tony Curtis
Suzanne Pleshette
Larry Storch
Music by Mort Lindsey
Cinematography Joseph MacDonald
Editing by Marjorie Fowler
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) 31 December 1962 (USA)
Running time 106 minutes
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Language English

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


Tony Curtis plays a casino manager who must take care of an 8 year old girl.

Principal castEdit

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

Critical receptionEdit

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

The trouble with 40 Pounds of Trouble is that it is just too hackneyed and dull.[2]


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