Tight Spot (Region B)

Type: New Blu-Ray

(Phil Karlson, 1955)
Release date: 24 October 2022
Standard Edition Blu-ray

Screen legends Ginger Rogers (Swing Time), Edward G Robinson (The Whole Town’s Talking) and Brian Keith (5 Against the House) team up for this tense film noir drama.

US attorney Lloyd Hallet offers gangster’s moll Sherry Conley a deal – she will walk free if she testifies in the trial of notorious mobster Benjamin Costain. With Conley hiding out in a hotel, Lieutenant Striker seeks to protect her from Costain’s men... but Striker isn’t all he appears to be.

Loosely based on the real-life case of Virginia Hill, girlfriend of Bugsy Siegel, with a screenplay by William Bowers (Support Your Local Sheriff) and directed by noir specialist Phil Karlson (Scandal Sheet), Tight Spot expertly blends action, romance, and drama.


  • High Definition presentation
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with writer and film historian Nora Fiore (2021)
  • The Senate Crime Investigations (1951, 62 mins): extracts from unedited telerecordings of the US senate committee’s hearings into organised crime, originally compiled by the British Film Institute and presented in four parts, including footage of Virginia Hill, who partly inspired Tight Spot
  • Idiots Deluxe (1945, 18 mins): courtroom comedy short starring the Three Stooges and featuring an isolated hideaway beset by a deadly intruder
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing