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

All Critics (1)

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

Full Review… | February 11, 2005
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Audience Reviews for The People Against O'Hara

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

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