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The Great O'Malley (1937)

 -  Drama  -  13 February 1937 (USA)
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A by-the-book patrolman who cares more about the letter of the law than justice feels guilty when his inflexibility sends a family man to prison.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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James Aloysius O'Malley
Sybil Jason ...
Barbara Phillips
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John Phillips
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Judy Nolan
Frieda Inescort ...
Mrs. Phillips (as Frieda Inescourt)
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Captain Cromwell
Henry O'Neill ...
Attorney for the Defense
Craig Reynolds ...
Motorist
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Pinky Holden
Gordon Hart ...
Doctor
Mary Gordon ...
Mrs. O'Malley
Mabel Colcord ...
Mrs. Flaherty
Frank Sheridan ...
Father Patrick
Lillian Harmer ...
Miss Taylor
Delmar Watson ...
Tubby
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Storyline

Officer O'Malley arrests John Phillips for a traffic violation and costs him a chance at a good job. Phillips has a wife and crippled child, so he commits robbery and O'Malley sends him to prison. After this O'Malley becomes closer to Phillips' family. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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A Tale of a Heartless Policeman

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Drama

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13 February 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Rise of the O'Malleys  »

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Captain Cromwell: [Referring to O'Malley] That guy's brains run with nothing but city ordinances. He spends all his time studying his manual. He picks laws out of the air from wastebaskets, from graveyards! He thinks of things that were enacted when Times Square was a hog ranch.
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Version of The Making of O'Malley (1925) See more »

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Hänschen klein
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Old German Folk Song
Sung by the children
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A chance for Bogart to show some versatility...

"The Great O'Malley," directed by William Dieterle, was Bogart's second film with Pat O'Brien, a man he deeply respected as a person and as an actor… In this very predictable movie, O'Brien was a too zealously cop whose attachment to the letter of the law alienates friends as well as enemies…

Bogart was an honest family man who was forced to turn to crime in order to provide for his family after O'Brien arrested him for a minor offense and caused him to lose a job opportunity…

Bogart had an excellent chance to show some versatility by turning from his earlier carefree attitude into one of frustration and bitter hatred, and he carried it off rather effectively…


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