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The People Against O'Hara (1951)

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Jim Curtayne, formerly a successful defense attorney who is now a recovering alcoholic, attempts a comeback when he defends a neighbor's son a homicide charge.

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James P. Curtayne
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Det. Vincent Ricks
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Virginia 'Ginny' Curtayne
John Hodiak ...
District Attorney Louis Barra
Eduardo Ciannelli ...
Sol 'Knuckles' Lanzetta
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John Fordman 'Johnny' O'Hara
Yvette Duguay ...
Mrs. Katrina Lanzetta
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Sven Norson
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Frank Korvac
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Jeff Chapman
Henry O'Neill ...
Judge Keating
Arthur Shields ...
Mr. O'Hara
Louise Lorimer ...
Mrs. Peg O'Hara
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Betty Clark, Policewoman
Emile Meyer ...
Capt. Tom Mulvaney
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James Curtayne has retired from law but he returns to defend John O'Hara on a murder charge. Curtayne's drinking and rustiness result in O'Hara's being found guilty, but Curtayne makes further efforts to prove him innocent. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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O'HARA MIGHT BEAT MURDER - IF HIS LAWYER CAN BEAT THE BOTTLE! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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1 September 1951 (USA)  »

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Although almost all of the film takes place in New York City, there is less than 5 minutes of footage filmed on location in the City of New York. See more »

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Sol 'Knuckles' Lanzetta: [Watching Curtanne take a drink] Couldn't beat it, could yuh? Just a worn out old lush!
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" There is a goal in my life and that's the law, I just have to remember where I put it "
11 November 2010 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

After a successful career as a D. A, James P. Curtayne (Spencer Tracy) decides to forgo civil law and accept a homicide criminal case involving an old time family friend. Det. Vincent Ricks (Pat O'Brien) a police detective and friend advises him as does his daughter Virginia (Diana Lynn) not to do it as does his heart and former bout with alcoholism. Still Johnny O'Hara (James Arness) needs his established reputation to save him from prison. The story is fraught with dangers which involve the local mob as well as Curtayne's inability to deal with his return to drinking as the case tests his ethics. For Tracy this is a remarkable film as one sees the sober lawyer deal with an inability to deal with his weaknesses. This remarkable B/W film is designed to entertain and highlight Tracy's unique talent. A great movie and one easily recommended to Tracy fans. Although not credited, you can see a very young Charles Bronson making an appearance. ****


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