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Never Steal Anything Small (1959)

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
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Winnipeg Simmons
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Pinelli
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Words Cannon
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Lt. Tevis
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O. K. Merritt
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Ginger
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Sleep-Out Charlie Barnes
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Lennie
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Hymie
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Ed Barton
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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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12 April 1959 (UK)  »

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Gangster amore e... una Ferrari  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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It Takes Love to Make a Home
Music by Allie Wrubel
Lyrics by Maxwell Anderson
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A dumb concept--one of Cagney's few misfires
14 July 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Well, I gotta say one thing about this film--the concept certainly is unusual. The film is a comedic musical all about gangsters! But, unfortunately it isn't very funny and the songs aren't very good. If you were expecting GUYS AND DOLLS, you are in for a big disappointment. Instead, the movie looks and feels pretty dull and uninvolving. In a way, I would love to have seen the Jimmy Cagney from WHITE HEAT or THE PUBLIC ENEMY enter the film and beat the ever-living snot out of the wussy and "cute" gangster Cagney plays in this film.

The bottom line is that the film just isn't entertaining or interesting. There are so many better Cagney films out there--pick one of them instead.


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