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Johnny O'Clock

Johnny O'Clock (1947)

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Release Date: Jan 23, 1947 Wide

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Three years after song-and-dance man Dick Powell reshaped his nice-guy image by playing hard-boiled gumshoe Phillip Marlowe in Murder My Sweet, he returned to film noir with this crime-based thriller. Johnny O'Clock (Dick Powell) and his partner Pete Marchettis (Thomas Gomez) operate a gambling casino that has seen better days. Chuck Blayden (Jim Bannon), a cop on the take, wants in on the casino, and he makes friends with Pete while trying to convince him that Johnny, the smarter of the two,

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Drama, Classics

Columbia Pictures

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

January 17, 2003 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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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.
January 19, 2014
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