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Johnny O'Clock1947

Johnny O'Clock (1947)




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In this film, a worldly and successful gambler nearly loses it all after he and his crooked partner begin running a financially struggling casino. The trouble begins when a bad cop tries to get the gambler ousted from the deal. Things get really dicey when someone murders the cop's girl.

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Dick Powell
as Johnny O'Clock
Lee J. Cobb
as Inspector Koch
Evelyn Keyes
as Nancy Hobson
Ellen Drew
as Nelle Marchettis
Nina Foch
as Harriet Hobbs
Thomas Gomez
as Pete Marchettis
John Kellogg
as Charlie
Jim Bannon
as Chuck Blayden
Mabel Paige
as Slatternly Woman
Phil Brown
as Hotel Clerk
Kit Guard
as Punchy
Charles Mueller
as Bodyguard
Allen Mathews
as Bodyguard
Virginia Farmer
as Mrs. Wilson
Pat Lane
as Onlooker
Robert Ryan
as Policeman
Matty Fain
as Fleming
Cy Malis
as Dealer
Bob Perry
as Dealer
Brooks Benedict
as Card Player
Bill Wallace
as Card Player
Jeffrey Sayre
as Card Player
Paul Bradley
as Card Player
Richard H. Gordon
as Card Player
Jack Smith
as Practical Dealer
Fred Beecher
as Practical Dealer
Ralph Freedman
as Practical Dealer
Thomas H. O'Neil
as Practical Dealer
Joe Helper
as Practical Dealer
Billy Stubbs
as Practical Dealer
John Terrano
as Practical Dealer
Edward Margolis
as Practical Dealer
George Lloyd
as Workman
George Zouzaniles
as Practical Dealer
George Alesko
as Practical Dealer
Raoul Freeman
as Detective
Al Hill
as Workman
Carl Saxe
as Detective
Shimen Ruskin
as Storekeeper
Robin Raymond
as Hatcheck Girl
Charles Wexler
as Bartender
Charles Marsh
as Businessman
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Critic Reviews for Johnny O'Clock

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

The caustically epigrammatic script, the cast's suavely controlled gestures of love and menace, and Rossen's thrillingly restrained and stylishly assertive images... make this pugnacious yet intricate spectacle a hidden classic of the genre.

April 6, 2020 | Full Review…

Although the plot follows a familiar pattern, the characterizations are fresh and the performances good enough to overbalance.

July 6, 2010 | Full Review…

Despite good performances and fine camerawork from Burnett Guffey, Rossen's first film as director is a disappointingly flat thriller.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

The slowness and general confusion of the plot for two-thirds of the film does not make for notable excitement, and the shallowness of the mystery as to who's doing all the killing relieves it of any great suspense.

March 25, 2006 | Full Review…

...a head-scratching misfire.

April 2, 2020 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

The protagonist, Dick Powell, seems more like a stuffed shirt.

January 17, 2003 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Johnny O'Clock

Decent noir with a fine cast but Powell seems disengaged in the lead. He doesn't ruin the picture but it would have been a stronger film with Mitchum or Kirk Douglas in the lead.

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