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Outside Looking In (play)

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Written by  Maxwell Anderson
Original language  English
First performance  7 September 1925
Place premiered  New York City
Date premiered  September 7, 1925
Genre  Comedy
Playwright  Maxwell Anderson
Setting  Williston, Montana
Similar  Both Your Houses, Anne of the Thousand Days, Winterset, Joan of Lorraine, Knickerbocker Holiday

Outside Looking In was a 1925 Broadway three-act comedy written by Maxwell Anderson, produced by Kenneth Macgowan, Robert Edmond Jones and Eugene O'Neill and directed by Augustin Duncan. Cleon Throckmorton created the scenic design. It was adapted from Jim Tully's autobiography Beggars of Life: A Hobo Autobiography. It ran for 113 performances from September 7, 1925 to November 1925 at the Greenwich Village Theatre and continuing from November 1925 to December 1925 at the 39th Street Theatre. This was Jimmy Cagney's legitimate stage debut playing the hobo Little Red.



  • Reginald Barlow as Baldy
  • Charles A. Bickford as Oklahoma Red
  • James Cagney as Little Red
  • Blythe Daly as Edna
  • David A. Leonard as Arkansas Snake
  • Harry D. Blakemore as Mose
  • Raphael Byrnes as Bill
  • Wallace House as Skelly
  • Sidney Machat as Ukie
  • Barry Macollum as Hopper
  • James Martin as Rubin
  • Richard Sullivan as Blind Sims
  • Tully, Jim (1924) Beggars of Life: A Hobo Autobiography (AK Press) ISBN 978-1902593784
  • References

    Outside Looking In (play) Wikipedia