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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:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Colpo proibito See more »

Company Credits

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

The Japanese Sandman
(1920) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played when Danny and Pat tussle at the firemen's ball
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A Fine James Cagney movie
17 March 2007 | by tim_smit1836See all my reviews

"The Irish in Us" is a fine Cagney venue. He is surrounded by a good supporting cast with Pat O'Brien (Patrick O'Hara), Frank McHugh (Mike O'Hara) and Allen Jenkins (Carbarn Hammerschlog). Olivia de Havilland (Lucille Jackson) gives a solid and steady performance in only her second movie of her career. Veteran actress Mary Gordon (Ma O'Hara) lends a strong presence as the tough but caring Irish mother. The chemistry between the two women is very believable. The boxing scene between Harvey Parry (Joe Delancy), the champ and Cagney is non-stop action packed and shows Cagney at his best. I highly recommend this movie for all.


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