The Great O'Malley

The Great O'Malley

"A Tale of a Heartless Policeman"
  • NR
  • 1937
  • 1 hr 10 min
  • 6.8  (602)

After years of unemployment, John Phillips (Humphrey Bogart) finally lands a job. He's on top of the world, until he runs into James O'Malley (Pat O'Brien), a by-the-book cop so rigid he calls his loving ma a litterer for feeding the birds. O'Malley cites Phillips for a busted muffler, although he knows it will lose the man his job. Soon the desperate Phillips loses his freedom as well when he robs a pawnshop and lands in the slammer. But when O'Malley meets Phillips' crippled daughter, he begins to realize he should temper justice with mercy. A new man, O'Malley falls for Barbara's lovely teacher (Ann Sheridan) while he strives to undo the wrong he's done to the moppet's dad.

The Great O'Malley
Description
After years of unemployment, John Phillips (Humphrey Bogart) finally lands a job. He's on top of the world, until he runs into James O'Malley (Pat O'Brien), a by-the-book cop so rigid he calls his loving ma a litterer for feeding the birds. O'Malley cites Phillips for a busted muffler, although he knows it will lose the man his job. Soon the desperate Phillips loses his freedom as well when he robs a pawnshop and lands in the slammer. But when O'Malley meets Phillips' crippled daughter, he begins to realize he should temper justice with mercy. A new man, O'Malley falls for Barbara's lovely teacher (Ann Sheridan) while he strives to undo the wrong he's done to the moppet's dad.

The Great O'Malley is a 1937 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 10 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8.

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  • Release Date
    1937
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    1 hr 10 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (602)