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The Irish in Us (1935)

 -  Comedy  -  3 August 1935 (USA)
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The family consists of Pat, the cop, Mike the fireman, Danny the boxing promoter and Ma. Pat wants Danny to get a real job, because most of his fighters end up in Polookaville and Pat wants... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Danny O'Hara
Pat O'Hara
Lucille Jackson
Frank McHugh ...
Mike O'Hara
Mary Gordon ...
Ma O'Hara
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Capt. Jackson
Thomas E. Jackson ...
Doc Mullins (as Thomas Jackson)
Harvey Parry ...
Joe Delancy (as Harvey Perry)


The family consists of Pat, the cop, Mike the fireman, Danny the boxing promoter and Ma. Pat wants Danny to get a real job, because most of his fighters end up in Polookaville and Pat wants to marry Lucille. This means that he will leave the family and Danny needs a income to help support Ma. But Danny believes he has the fighter named Carbarn who will bring him fortune and is going with that. But Lucille meets Danny on the road one day and it means trouble for the family as she does not love Pat, but loves Danny. Written by Tony Fontana <>

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3 August 1935 (USA)  »

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Colpo proibito  »

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The Japanese Sandman
(1920) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played when Danny and Pat tussle at the firemen's ball
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A good comedy tribute to the Irish in New York City, with the stars in fine form.
15 January 1999 | by (Pine Grove, California) – See all my reviews

The stars here never give a bad performance, so that I had fun watching this film despite a routine dissension-causing romantic rivalry between James Cagney and his brother, Pat O'Brien, for lovely Olivia de Havilland and an improbable ending. My only complaint was the character of Allen Jenkins, a fighter who starts swinging crazily every time he hears a bell. That got to be a bit tedious, although it was an important part of the plot. O'Brien plays a policeman while his younger brother, Frank McHugh, plays a fireman. They're sort of a microcosm of the Irish in New York City, with Cagney playing a would-be fight manager of Jenkins, and Mary Gordon trying to keep her family together. McHugh and Jenkins provide much of the comedy and the boxing match at the end was very well staged and quite exciting. You can't really go wrong with this film.

Filmmakers sometimes forget: A newspaper reports that Harvey Perry is the welterweight champion, but he's introduced into the ring as the middleweight champion.

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