The People Against O'Hara (1951) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The People Against O'Hara (1951)





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Retired attorney Spencer Tracy, now a self-destructive alcoholic, agrees to defend young John O'Hara on a murder charge. Due to his inebriation, carelessness, and unethical court behavior, Tracy loses the case. When the attorney determines that the boy was in fact innocent, he launches his own investigation.

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Spencer Tracy
as James Curtayne
Pat O'Brien
as Vincent Ricks
Diana Lynn
as Ginny Curtayne
John Hodiak
as Louis Barra
Eduardo Ciannelli
as Knuckles Lanzetta
James Arness
as Johnny O'Hara
Yvette Dugay
as Mrs. Lanzetta
Jay C. Flippen
as Sven Norson
William Campbell
as Frank Korvac
Richard Anderson
as Jeff Chapman
Henry O'Neill
as Judge Keating
Arthur Shields
as Mr. O'Hara
Louise Lorimer
as Mrs. O'Hara
Ann Doran
as Betty Clark
Emile G. Meyer
as Capt. Tom Mulvaney
Regis Toomey
as Fred Colton
Katherine Warren
as Mrs. Sheffield
Paul Bryar
as Det. Howie Pendleton
Peter Mamakos
as James Korvac
Perdita Chandler
as Gloria Adler
Lee Phelps
as Emmett Kimbaugh
Lawrence Tolan
as Vincent Korvac
Jack Lee
as Court Clerk
Tony Barr
as Little Wolfie
Billy Vincent
as William Sheffield
Frank Hyers
as Bartender
Michael Dugan
as Charlie Detective
Jim Toney
as Off. Abrams
John Maxwell
as Thayer Connolly
Mae Clarke
as Receptionist
Paul McGuire
as Male Stenographer
Kay Scott
as Secretary
Julius Tannen
as Toby Baum
Dan Foster
as Assistant District Attorney
Harry Cody
as Photographer
Ned Glass
as Magistrate
John K. Butler
as Court Clerk
Lou Lubin
as Eddie
Michael Mark
as Workman
Maurice Samuels
as Papa Lanzetta
Celia Lovsky
as Mrs. Korvac
Charles Bronson
as Angelo Korvac
Joyce Otis
as Thelma
'Tiny' Jimmie Kelly
as Leigh Keighly
John Sheehan
as Postal Clerk
Bill Self
as Technician
Jack Kruschen
as Detective
William Self
as Technician
Jonathan Cott
as Policeman
Sam Finn
as Gambler
Frank Sully
as Fishmonger
Ernesto Morelli
as Fishmonger
Jeff Richards
as Ambulance Driver
George Magrill
as Court Attendant
Bud Wolfe
as Fingerprint Technician
Bill Fletcher
as Pete Korvac
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Critic Reviews for The People Against O'Hara

All Critics (2)

It's a bit lumbering in pace, but decent and unpretentious, and some of the minor roles are unusually well-acted.

January 28, 2020 | Full Review…

It's not the usual strong role Spencer Tracy is noted for.

February 11, 2005 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The People Against O'Hara

Not a classic noir but a decent drama with Tracy customarily excellent.

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