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Never Steal Anything Small (1959)

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Jake MacIllaney will do just about anything to win the presidential election of longshoreman union Local 26. When he encounters young upright attorney Dan Cabot and Cabot's attractive wife,... See full summary »

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Jake MacIllaney
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Linda Cabot
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Dan Cabot
Cara Williams ...
Winnipeg Simmons
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Pinelli
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Words Cannon
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Lt. Tevis
Horace McMahon ...
O. K. Merritt
Virginia Vincent ...
Ginger
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Sleep-Out Charlie Barnes
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Lennie
Herbie Faye ...
Hymie
Billy M. Greene ...
Ed Barton
Barry Russo ...
Ward (as John Duke)
Jack Orrison ...
Osborne
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Jake MacIllaney will do just about anything to win the presidential election of longshoreman union Local 26. When he encounters young upright attorney Dan Cabot and Cabot's attractive wife, Linda, MacIllaney breaks up their marriage, pursues Linda, and pins a grand larceny rap on Dan. And all set to music! Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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24 July 1959 (Finland)  »

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Gangster amore e... una Ferrari  »

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On a trip to Hawaii, James Cagney meet Roger Smith stationed there in the Naval Reserve, impressed with his clean-cut good looks and appeal, he encouraged Smith to pursue an acting career. Following the advice and after success in several films, Smith reconnected with Cagney who hired him to play his son, "Lon Jr." in Man of a Thousand Faces (1957). Cagney later cast him as his co-star in the musical comedy-drama Never Steal Anything Small (1959). See more »

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I Haven't Got a Thing to Wear
Music by Allie Wrubel
Lyrics by Maxwell Anderson
Performed by Shirley Jones
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An antidote to the super-serious On The Waterfront
2 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

One of Cagney's last pictures before his extended retirement (he returned in Ragtime). Like On The Waterfront, Never Steel Anything Small deals with a corrupt longshoreman's union on the U.S. east coast. That's where the similarity ends, as one is a straight drama and the other a musical comedy. Cagney, with his roots as a vaudeville hoofer, dances and sings in some neat production numbers choreographed by Hermes Pan, Fred Astaire's (mostly) off-screen collaborator. The movie also sends up television commercials; an unusual thing in the 1950s when Hollywood was loathe to acknowledge the upstart TV medium. Shirley Jones does a nice job as the good wife who inadvertently tempts the wiley union boss/climber-with-a-heart-of-gold Cagney.


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