The Great O'Malley

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The Great O'Malley
The Great O'Malley 1937.jpg
Lobby card for the film.
Directed by William Dieterle
Produced by Jack L. Warner
Hal B. Wallis
Screenplay by Milton Krims
Tom Reed
Based onThe Making of O'Malley
1924 story in Redbook
by Gerald Beaumont
Starring Pat O'Brien
Sybil Jason
Humphrey Bogart
Music by Heinz Roemheld
Cinematography Ernest Haller
Edited by Warren Low
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
February 13, 1937
Running time
71 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The Great O'Malley is a 1937 crime film directed by William Dieterle and starring Pat O'Brien, Sybil Jason, Humphrey Bogart, and Ann Sheridan. The 1925 silent version The Making of O'Malley starred Milton Sills, Dorothy Mackaill and Helen Rowland.

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Plot

A hard nosed learns the real meaning of being a good officer. O'Malley is an unforgiving cop and hands out tickets to just about any one, including a run in with John Phillips. Phillips is on his way to start his new job to take care of his ailing daughter, Barbara Phillips, until he is stopped by O'Malley for having a defective muffler, this makes Phillips late for his new job and causes him to lose the job. Phillips then becomes desperate and attempts to pawn his medals and a revolver, while trying to do so, the store owner does not want to pay him what the items are worth and this causes a Phillips to become enraged and he knocks the clerk down and takes some money from the cash register. All this leads to Phillips being arrested and sentenced to 2 to 10 years for robbery. Meanwhile officer O'Malley is being ridiculed for being to hard on normal working people and gets demoted to be a school crossing guard at the same school where John Phillps' daughter Barbara attends. Barbara and O'Malley strike up a friendship between the two. O'Malley really takes to Barbara and even finds a good physician to fix her ailing leg and works out a payment plan to fund it. O'Malley also puts in a good word for John Phillips to the authorities and has him paroled.

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