Tight Shoes (1941)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This comedy-drama is adapted from a story by Damon Runyon and centers on a mobster with unusually large feet. The trouble begins when the big-footed crook buys a too-tight pair of shoes from a salesman and decides to use the store as a front for an illegal gambling operation. After buying the business, the crook tosses the salesman out. Angered at losing his livelihood, the salesman listens to his girl friend and a good-hearted city editor and begins looking to expose the crook. He succeeds and the crook's angry bosses then take away his standing. Meanwhile, the salesman suddenly finds himself hailed a hero; his ego begins to swell and trouble ensues until his girl helps him put it all in perspective. He marries her in the end.

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advice, boss [employer], city, criminal, crusade, editor, expose [revelation], front-line, gambling, gangster, love, news, power, romance, shoes, store