Officer O'Brien (1930)

02/16/1930 (US) CrimeDrama 1h 12m
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Bill O'Brien is promoted to lieutenant in the police department for his arrest of Mike Patello, gang leader and racketeer, for murder. Ruth Dale, who loves Bill, is concerned when her brother, Johnny, who witnessed the murder, proposes to testify against the racketeer. Meanwhile, Captain Antrim informs Bill that his father has just been released from prison and does not know his son is a policeman. On the way from prison, O'Brien (J. P.) meets Limo, a former cockney pal who recognizes Bill and keeps J. P. from seeing his son; later, J. P. arrives intoxicated and is enraged, forcing Bill to knock him unconscious. J. P. is arrested for robbery but returns the loot to save his son from disgrace; Johnny is killed before testifying against Patello, who is released but confronted by J. P., who proves his guilt and, when he struggles with the police, kills him. Bill plans to resign, but confident of Ruth's love, he decides to remain on the force.

  1. Tom Buckingham

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Tay Garnett


Top Billed Cast

  1. William Boyd

    William Boyd

    Bill O'Brien

  2. Ernest Torrence

    Ernest Torrence

    John Patrick O'Brien

  3. Dorothy Sebastian

    Dorothy Sebastian

    Ruth Dale

  4. Russell Gleason

    Russell Gleason

    Johnny Dale

  5. Clyde Cook

    Clyde Cook

    Charlie "Limo" Lewis

  6. Ralf Harolde

    Ralf Harolde

    Mike Patello

  7. Arthur Housman

    Tony Zurick

  8. Paul Hurst

    Paul Hurst

    Captain Antrim

  9. Tom Maloney


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Officer O'Brien
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Original Language English

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