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Bullets for O'Hara (1941)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 19 July 1941 (USA)
A detective (Roger Pryor) courts a gangster's (Anthony Quinn) ex-wife (Joan Perry) to lure him into a trap.

Director:

William K. Howard

Writers:

Raymond L. Schrock (screen play) (as Raymond Schrock), P.J. Wolfson (from a story by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Perry ... Patricia Van Dyne
Roger Pryor ... Mike O'Hara
Anthony Quinn ... Tony Van Dyne
Maris Wrixon ... Elaine Standish
Dick Purcell ... Wicks
Richard Ainley ... McKay Standish
Hobart Bosworth ... Judge
William Hopper ... Richard Palmer (as DeWolf Hopper)
Joan Winfield ... Marjorie Palmer
Roland Drew ... Bradford
Joe King ... Maxwell (as Joseph King)
Victor Zimmerman Victor Zimmerman ... Steve
Hank Mann ... Swartzman
Kenneth Harlan ... Jim
Frank Mayo ... Weldon
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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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Keine Blumen für O'Hara See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Bullets for O'hara is a remake of 1936 Public Enemy's Wife. Dick Purcell has a role in both movies. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
From "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played as background music after the wedding
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Bland Crime Picture from Warner
14 November 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee 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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