Bullets for O'Hara (1941)

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A detective (Roger Pryor) courts a gangster's (Anthony Quinn) ex-wife (Joan Perry) to lure him into a trap.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Perry ...
Patricia Van Dyne
Roger Pryor ...
Mike O'Hara
Tony Van Dyne
Elaine Standish
Dick Purcell ...
Richard Ainley ...
McKay Standish
Hobart Bosworth ...
Richard Palmer (as DeWolf Hopper)
Joan Winfield ...
Marjorie Palmer
Joe King ...
Maxwell (as Joseph King)
Victor Zimmerman ...
Hank Mann ...
Kenneth Harlan ...


A detective (Roger Pryor) courts a gangster's (Anthony Quinn) ex-wife (Joan Perry) to lure him into a trap.

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Release Date:

19 July 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Keine Blumen für O'Hara  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the police are chasing Tony Van Dyne and his gang the scenes where Tony is shooting at the police show the internal car scenes for Tony's car as having rounded rear and side windows. The exterior chase scenes show Tony's car as having square rear and side windows. This is probably because this film used recycled action footage from the film 'Public Enemy's Wife (1936) , of which Bullets for O'Hara is a remake. See more »


Remake of Public Enemy's Wife (1936) See more »


Moonlight Bay
(1912) (uncredited)
Music by Percy Wenrich
Lyrics by Edward Madden
Sung a cappella by Roger Pryor and Victor Zimmerman
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Bland Crime Picture from Warner
14 November 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Bullets for O'Hara (1941)

** (out of 4)

Low-budget crime picture from Warner has a jewel thief (Anthony Quinn) getting away with his crime but a detective (Roger Pryor) nabs his wife (Joan Perry). The wife claims she didn't know what the husband was really up to so after she's granted a divorce, she marries the detective so that the ex will come after them. BULLETS FOR O'HARA is a very silly movie that doesn't have much going for it so it's only going to appeal to those "B" movie fans who enjoy watching these things that usually turn up on Turner Classic Movies just before dawn. At just 50-minutes the shocking thing is that the film runs way too long. Yes, even this short running time manages to be quite slow and at around the thirty-minute mark it was clear that the film was going nowhere. The story itself is pretty silly because you have to wonder why the jewel thief really cared since he jumped ship on the wife, didn't check on her during an entire trial and then decides to walk into a trap months later. It was also funny to see the thief getting himself in good with the people he's going to rob, which isn't something you normally saw in crime pictures like this. Both Perry and Pryor are decent in their roles but neither one of them really jumps off the screen. Quinn is good in his early role as the thief but sadly he isn't given too much time. Dick Purcell has a small supporting bit as a chauffeur. BULLETS FOR O'HARA is certainly a miss that's going to have a limited appeal.

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