1954 Strat in film noir “Tight Spot” (1955)

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https://archive.org/details/tight-spot-1955

"Mississippi Mac" band appears on the hotel room TV in several spots. Sunburst Strat is only electrical instrument in this trad band doing a telethon. There is a solo at 1:26:18. Best shot of the Strat forearm contour is the early one at 28:16.

28:16 - 29.30
52:00 - 52:40
1:25:03 - interrupted
1:25:49 - sound only
1:26:18 solo starts - 1:26:30 fadeout

IMDB has Doye O’Dell (actor playing Mississippi Mac) connected to KTLA’s Cowboy Thrills show and Eddie Cletro’s band (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0640651/bio?ref_=nm_dyk_trv_sm#trivia).

IMDB also has production dates of Sep to Oct 1954.
 

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That’s so bizarre. My wife has it on her list of film noir to watch this week. Guess I’ll be watching it too!
 

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It's a good flick!

I started a thread on this last year in Strat-Talk (LOL!)

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Watching it now and it’s a hoot. Really enjoying it.
 

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Does the '54 Strat in the movie "Tight Spot" sound like this one? >>>



It's my understanding that Leo Fender gave Pee Wee Crayton a VERY early Strat. A red one :)

btw My OTA antenna TV has film noir day every Thursday and Sunday. Hope "Tight Spot" shows up there soon.
 
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That Cal Webway

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Does the '54 Strat in the movie "Tight Spot" sound like this one? >>>



It's my understanding that Leo Fender gave Pee Wee Crayton a VERY early Strat. A red one :)

btw My OTA antenna TV has film noir day every Thursday and Sunday. Hope "Tight Spot" shows up there soon.



Cool!!
 

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Wow... that could be the earliest video of a Strat right? Pretty cool man
 

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It is a Ginger Roger's movie, that is quite good. I also saw the strat.
 




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