WriterMaxwell Anderson (play), Charles Lederer, Rouben Mamoulian (play) CastJames Cagney (Jake MacIllaney), Shirley Jones (Linda Cabot), Roger Smith (Dan Cabot), Cara Williams (Winnipeg Simmons), Nehemiah Persoff (Pinelli), Royal Dano (Words Cannon) GenresDrama, Comedy, Musical, Gangster Film, Crime Fiction, Musical comedy, Musical Drama Art directorsAlexander Golitzen, Robert Clatworthy Set decorationRussell A. Gausman, Oliver Emert Similar moviesJames Cagney appears in Never Steal Anything Small and The West Point Story
Never steal anything small trailer 1959
Never Steal Anything Small is a 1959 musical comedy film, directed by Charles Lederer. The main cast consisted of James Cagney, Shirley Jones, Roger Smith, Cara Williams, Nehemiah Persoff, Royal Dano, and Horace McMahon. The film was based on The Devil's Hornpipe by Maxwell Anderson and released by Universal-International.
Filmed in color, this musical was directed by Charles Lederer. It is about racketeers infiltrating the labor movement. Cagney, as a dishonest but charming union boss, gets to sing and dance a little. This was Cagney's final musical film. Jones, who plays a happily married woman whom the labor leader wants to steal away, does a lively musical number, spoofing television commercials. One of the highlights is a duet on between Cagney and Williams on "I'm Sorry, I Want A Ferrari". The film has a running time of 94 minutes and has been released on home video, as well as featured on American Movie Classics.