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Movies: Norman Jewison to Direct "Forty Pounds of Trouble"

Jan. 28, 1962 - Hollywood again has enlisted a recruit from television. Norman Jewison has been signed to make his screen debut as the director of “Forty Pounds of Trouble,” a comedy written by Marion Hargrove, which will star Tony Curtis, Suzanne Pleshette, Larry Storch, and Phil Silvers. Mr. Jewison, who produced and directed such TV spectaculars as “The World of Lerner and Loewe” and the forthcoming “Judy Garland Show,” is slated to leave for the West Coast early next month to prepare for the start of production of Feb. 19. In the film, a casino manager (Curtis) and his club singer (Pleshette) find their hands full when they agree to take in a troublesome young girl named Penny Piper (Claire Wilcox), left behind in the casino by her gambling father.

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