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The Irish in Us (1935)

Two brothers, a police officer and a boxing promoter, vie for the affections of a lovely young woman.

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Earl Baldwin (screen play), Frank Orsatti (story idea)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Cagney ... Danny O'Hara
Pat O'Brien ... Pat O'Hara
Olivia de Havilland ... Lucille Jackson
Frank McHugh ... Mike O'Hara
Allen Jenkins ... 'Carbarn'
Mary Gordon ... Ma O'Hara
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Capt. Jackson
Thomas E. Jackson Thomas E. Jackson ... Doc Mullins (as Thomas Jackson)
Harvey Parry ... Joe Delancy (as Harvey Perry)
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Storyline

The family consists of Pat, the cop, Mike the fireman, Danny the boxing promoter and Ma. Pat wants Danny to get a real job, because most of his fighters end up in Polookaville and Pat wants to marry Lucille. This means that he will leave the family and Danny needs a income to help support Ma. But Danny believes he has the fighter named Carbarn who will bring him fortune and is going with that. But Lucille meets Danny on the road one day and it means trouble for the family as she does not love Pat, but loves Danny. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Colpo proibito See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Olivia de Havilland's film debut. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, a shadow of the boom microphone can be seen moving onto the stove to the right of Ma O'Hara. See more »

Soundtracks

Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral (That's an Irish Lullaby)
(1914) (uncredited)
Music by J.R. Shannon
Played when Pat packs to move out
Also played when Pat puts his mother to bed
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Mrs. O'Hara And Her Three Sons
14 December 2007 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The Irish in Us has Mary Gordon as a buxom Irish-American mother with three proud sons. Pat O'Brien a cop, Frank McHugh a fireman, and James Cagney a man with big ideas. The O'Hara family is built along the lines of the Beebe family in three years later in Paramount's Sing You Sinners that had Elizabeth Patterson as Mrs. Beebe with her three sons, Fred MacMurray, Donald O'Connor, and Bing Crosby. The only difference between the O'Haras and the Beebes is that the O'Haras aren't musical.

But they are a charming bunch even though Olivia DeHavilland comes between Cagney and O'Brien. As in the Crosby and Hope films, guess who she winds up with in the end?

Cagney's latest idea is to be a boxing promoter and he's got this punch drunk fighter played very endearingly by Allen Jenkins on whom he pins his hopes. Cagney's done a little boxing in the past himself, a fact that stands him in good stead at the climax.

This is the only time in the Cagney/O'Brien series of films that the two of them ever were blood relations and they even get Frank McHugh in there as well. Olivia DeHavilland has very little to do in this film, but sit around and look pretty. She does that very well, but it was films like this for her that made her fight for better parts that she knew she was capable of. This film while entertaining is strictly a testosterone affair.

The Irish In Us if it ever comes out on VHS and/or DVD should be seen back to back with Sing You Sinners if that ever comes out on VHS or DVD. You can't go wrong with either.


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