A Slight Case of Larceny

A Slight Case of Larceny is a 1953 comedy film directed by Don Weis, written by Jerry Davis, and starring Mickey Rooney, Eddie Bracken, Elaine Stewart, Marilyn Erskine, Douglas Fowley and Robert Burton. It was released on June 5, 1953, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[2][3]

A Slight Case of Larceny
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDon Weis
Produced byHenry Berman
Screenplay byJerry Davis
Story byJames Poe
StarringMickey Rooney
Eddie Bracken
Elaine Stewart
Marilyn Erskine
Douglas Fowley
Robert Burton.
Music byAlberto Colombo
CinematographyRay June
Edited byBen Lewis
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • June 5, 1953 (1953-06-05)
Running time
71 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$591,000[1]




According to MGM records the film earned $448,000 in the US and Canada and $143,000 elsewhere, making a loss to the studio of $104,000.[1]


  1. The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study
  2. "A Slight Case of Larceny (1953) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-09-09.
  3. "A-Slight-Case-of-Larceny - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-09-09.

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