Tight Shoes (film)

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Tight Shoes
Directed by Albert S. Rogell
Produced by Jules Levey
Based on Tight Shoes
by Damon Runyon
Starring Leo Carrillo
John Howard
Broderick Crawford
Music by H. J. Salter
Cinematography Elwood Bredell
Edited by Otto Ludwig
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • 1941 (1941)
Running time
67 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Tight Shoes is a 1941 American comedy based on the Damon Runyon story.

The year 1941 in film involved some significant events.

Damon Runyon American writer

Alfred Damon Runyon was an American newspaperman and short-story writer.

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Plot

Shoe store owner Amalfi (Leo Carrillo) is forced by crook Speedy Miller (Broderick Crawford) to allow the business to be a front for illegal gambling. Miller works for a crime boss Horace Grover "the Brain" (Samuel S. Hinds), managing editor of a newspaper. Jimmy Rupert (John Howard) is a clerk in the store and sells a pair of shoes to Miller that are too small and hurt his feet. Distracted by his pinched feet in the "tight shoes", Miller places a losing bet on the horse named Feet First.

A fight ensues with his girlfriend Sybil Ash (Binnie Barnes) and she leaves him. He blames his loss on Rupert and gets him fired from the shoe store. In response, Rupert complains about crooked politicians who allow crime to flourish, and successfully runs for office. He is opposed by the newspaper, but supported by Miller's ex-girlfriend Sybil Ash. On the day he wins the election, Rupert and Ash are engaged to be married. Amalfi ends up hiring Miller as a clerk in his store. On the wedding day, Miller sends a pair of "tight shoes" to Rupert as a wedding gift. [1]

Cast

Leo Carrillo American actor, vaudevillian, political cartoonist, and conservationist

Leopoldo Antonio CarrilloSpanish pronunciation: [Cay-reel-yo], was an American actor, vaudevillian, political cartoonist, and conservationist. He was best known for playing Pancho in the very popular Western television series The Cisco Kid (1950–56) and in several films.

John Howard (American actor) American actor

John Howard was an American actor noted for his work in both film and television. He played Bulldog Drummond on film in the 1930s.

Broderick Crawford American actor

William Broderick Crawford was an American stage, film, radio, and television actor, often cast in tough-guy roles and best known for his Oscar and Golden Globe-winning portrayal of Willie Stark in All the King's Men and for his starring role as Dan Mathews in the television series Highway Patrol (1955–1959).

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References

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