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Leave It to the Irish (1944)

Approved | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 26 August 1944 (USA)
Private Investigator Terry Moran (James Dunn), who is in love with Nora O'Brien (Wanda McKay) the daughter of Police Detective Tim O'Brien (Arthur Loft), is hired by Mrs. Hamilton to solve ... See full summary »

Director:

William Beaudine

Writers:

Eddie Davis (original screenplay) (as Eddie M. Davis), Tim Ryan (original screenplay)
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Cast overview:
James Dunn ... Terry Moran
Wanda McKay ... Nora O'Brien
Jack La Rue ... Rocky Rockwell
Dick Purcell ... Pat Burke
Arthur Loft ... Chief of Police J. P. O'Brien
Barbara Wooddell Barbara Wooddell ... Mrs. James Hamilton (as Barbara Woodell)
Vince Barnett ... Barney Baker
Joseph DeVillard Joseph DeVillard ... Henchman Gus (as Joe DeVillard)
Olaf Hytten Olaf Hytten ... The Hamilton Butler
Eddie Allen Eddie Allen ... Slim
Dick Scott Dick Scott ... Biff
Ted Stanhope ... Joe
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Private Investigator Terry Moran (James Dunn), who is in love with Nora O'Brien (Wanda McKay) the daughter of Police Detective Tim O'Brien (Arthur Loft), is hired by Mrs. Hamilton to solve the murder of her husband, a fur dealer. Moran is beaten up by the henchmen of Maletti (Jack La Rue), owner of the Black Swan Club and dealer in stolen goods and ordered to quit the case. Later, Terry and Nora search Hamilton's warehouse after they find a bill of sale for a large quantity of liquor, and discover that stolen furs have been substituted for the liquor. Forcing his way into Maletti's office, Terry discovers Maletti dead and he is hit over the head. He comes to to find the police accusing him of the murder. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1944 (USA) See more »

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¡Ay que miedo! See more »

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Monogram Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Los Angeles Tuesday 6 December 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5) and in New York City Friday 17 March 1950 on WATV (Channel 13). See more »

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Mediocre Monogram Second Feature
12 July 2010 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This typically short (61 minutes) Monogram private detective movie stars James Dunn in a fast-talking role, directed by that legendary director of bad movies, "One Shot" William Beaudine.

Beaudine, like many another leading silent director, hid out in the Bs for the rest of his career, where he specialized in cranking 'em out fast and cheap -- he is reported to have said, when told that some studio executives wanted the rushes on a Bowery Boys picture "You mean there's someone who wants to see this c**p?" James Dunn had a decent career, hampered by a drinking problem and is best known for supporting Shirley Temple in a couple of her early features and atypically winning an Oscar for his role in A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN the year following this picture. But really, he had become typecast as a leading man when he was more suited for supporting roles, even when he had to get the parts in Poverty Row productions. Here he exercises his talents by speaking his lines very fast to indicate a gift of gab.

There's not much to be said about this movie except that it won't take up too much time and if it is never particularly good, it's short enough to sustain its length.


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