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The Irish in Us (1935)

Approved | | Comedy | 3 August 1935 (USA)
Two brothers, a police officer and a boxing promoter, vie for the affections of a lovely young woman.

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Earl Baldwin (screen play), Frank Orsatti (story idea)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Cagney ... Danny O'Hara
Pat O'Brien ... Pat O'Hara
Olivia de Havilland ... Lucille Jackson
Frank McHugh ... Mike O'Hara
Allen Jenkins ... 'Carbarn'
Mary Gordon ... Ma O'Hara
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Capt. Jackson
Thomas E. Jackson Thomas E. Jackson ... Doc Mullins (as Thomas Jackson)
Harvey Parry ... Joe Delancy (as Harvey Perry)
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Storyline

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 <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Colpo proibito See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Olivia de Havilland's film debut. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, a shadow of the boom microphone can be seen moving onto the stove to the right of Ma O'Hara. See more »

Soundtracks

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
(1912) (uncredited)
Music by Ernest Ball
Played during the opening credits and often in the score
Also played as dance music by the band at the firemen's ball
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Irish blarney in a NYC household...breezy comedy...
2 June 2003 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

I usually enjoyed the old WB comedies for their great supporting casts, but although THE IRISH IN US is nicely paced with a good cast, there is too much of Frank McHugh for my taste. McHugh is given lots of low comedy scenes that he plays for laughs but makes the comedy seem much too forced at times. Much more bearable is Allen Jenkins as a punch-drunk fighter who goes crazy every time he hears a bell ringing.

As for the star trio, Cagney, de Havilland and O'Brien, they've all done better work in other Warner programmers. Here they are stuck with rather routine assignments which they carry off with customary charm and skill. De Havilland is considerably toned down from her first role in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and shows that she caught on quickly to the more restrained acting technique required by the screen.

Mary Gordon does a nice job as the warm-hearted Irish mother of Jimmy and Pat, anxious to have her sons on good behavior when Pat's girlfriend, Olivia, pays a visit. She and de Havilland have a warm element in their performances that helps the comedy glow.

All in all, an entertaining, if routine Warner comedy with the usual stock players doing their best.


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