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Johnny O'Clock (1947)

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High-class gambler gets in trouble with the law.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Johnny O'Clock
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Nancy Hobson
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Inspector Koch
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Nelle Marchettis
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Harriet Hobson
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Guido Marchettis (as 'S. Thomas Gomez')
John Kellogg ...
Charlie
Jim Bannon ...
Chuck Blayden
Mabel Paige ...
Slatternly Woman Tenant
Phil Brown ...
Phil, Hotel Clerk
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High-class gambler gets in trouble with the law.

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Johnny was smart...too smart to tangle with women! (all uppercase on poster) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Film-Noir | Drama

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23 January 1947 (USA)  »

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| (Encore-Mystery Library Print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

On 12 May 1947, the "Lux Radio Theater" presented a radio version of this story. Dick Powell and Lee J. Cobb reprised their roles for the live radio broadcast. See more »

Quotes

Nancy Hobbs: What do I do now, Johnny?
Johnny O'Clock: Dry your eys and blow your nose in the order named.
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Soundtracks

Little White Lies
Written by Walter Donaldson
Played by pianist in casino
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Characters, Dialog Good 'Noir,' But Story Needs Some Punch
29 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved the dialog and the endless stream of wise cracks, many said by Dick Powell, who was great at that sort of thing. After watching a lot of film noirs, I think Powell and Sterling Hayden are my two favorites in that genre. Powell was suave, sophisticated, a quick man with a quip and still a tough guy. Hayden exuded raw manliness, a no-nonsense thug whether he was a good guy or a crook.

That said, the film is only so-so because, like a number of films being viewed today, some 60 years later, they are a bit slow and sometimes too talky. This film begins to bog down halfway through and it gets tough to finish, even if you like the actors in here, which I certainly do.

Besides Powell, Cobb and the tough guys, there are some really good examples of film noir women in here. My favorite was Ellen Drew as "Nelle Marchettis." I only wish her role had been bigger. Those who like Evelyn Keyes will be more pleased, since her role is bigger. She reminds me a bit of another "tough film noir broad:" Marie Windsor. Then there is Nina Foch as the softer "Harriet Hobson," who sadly leaves the movie in the first half hour.

Overall, if you like actors and some snappy lines, check this out. I saw it on TCM. To my knowledge, it's not available on disc. If you are looking for an action-crime film, however, go on to something else.


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