Pat O’Brien

Pat O’Brien (born William Joseph Patrick O'Brien) was an American stage, screen, radio, and television actor. He was a star during the first several years of his film career, the height of his popularity being during the 1930s and 1940s.

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Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

In New York, the boys Rocky Sullivan and Jerry Connelly are best friends and small time thieves. After a robbery, Rocky is arrested and sent to a reformatory school, where he begins his criminal career. Jerry escapes and later becomes a priest. After three years in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Pat O’Brien  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Ann Sheridan

In New York, the boys Rocky Sullivan and Jerry Connelly are best friends and small time thieves. After a robbery, Rocky is arrested and sent to a reformatory school, where he begins his criminal career. Jerry escapes and later becomes a priest. After three years in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Pat O’Brien  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Ann Sheridan

Bombshell (1933)

A glamorous film star rebels against the studio, her pushy press agent and a family of hangers-on.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Victor Fleming
CAST:  Jean Harlow  •  Lee Tracy  •  Frank Morgan  •  Franchot Tone

A glamorous film star rebels against the studio, her pushy press agent and a family of hangers-on.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Victor Fleming
CAST:  Jean Harlow  •  Lee Tracy  •  Frank Morgan  •  Franchot Tone

Crack-Up (1946)

Art curator George Steele experiences a train wreck...which never happened. Is he cracking up, or the victim of a plot?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irving Reis
CAST:  Pat O’Brien  •  Claire Trevor  •  Herbert Marshall  •  Ray Collins

Art curator George Steele experiences a train wreck...which never happened. Is he cracking up, or the victim of a plot?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irving Reis
CAST:  Pat O’Brien  •  Claire Trevor  •  Herbert Marshall  •  Ray Collins

Knute Rockne All American (1940)

The story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Pat O’Brien  •  Ronald Reagan  •  Gale Page  •  Donald Crisp

The story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Pat O’Brien  •  Ronald Reagan  •  Gale Page  •  Donald Crisp

Ragtime (1981)

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Brad Dourif  •  Moses Gunn  •  Elizabeth McGovern

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Brad Dourif  •  Moses Gunn  •  Elizabeth McGovern

Some Like It Hot (1959)

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Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they leave on a tour. To make their getaway they must first disguise themselves as women, then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Marilyn Monroe  •  Tony Curtis  •  Jack Lemmon  •  George Raft

Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they leave on a tour. To make their getaway they must first disguise themselves as women, then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Marilyn Monroe  •  Tony Curtis  •  Jack Lemmon  •  George Raft

The Phynx (1970)

A rock band becomes embroiled in foreign affairs when they're sent to go on tour in Albania as a cover to find hostages in a remote castle held by communist enemies of the USA.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee H. Katzin
CAST:  Michael A. Miller  •  Ray Chippeway  •  Dennis Larden  •  Lonny Stevens

A rock band becomes embroiled in foreign affairs when they're sent to go on tour in Albania as a cover to find hostages in a remote castle held by communist enemies of the USA.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee H. Katzin
CAST:  Michael A. Miller  •  Ray Chippeway  •  Dennis Larden  •  Lonny Stevens

Flirtation Walk (1934)

A private stationed in Hawaii gets involved with the general's engaged daughter. In order to avoid a scandal, the pair break up, but meet again years later when he's at West Point producing the annual play that turns out to star her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Borzage
CAST:  Dick Powell  •  Ruby Keeler  •  Ross Alexander  •  John Arledge

A private stationed in Hawaii gets involved with the general's engaged daughter. In order to avoid a scandal, the pair break up, but meet again years later when he's at West Point producing the annual play that turns out to star her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Borzage
CAST:  Dick Powell  •  Ruby Keeler  •  Ross Alexander  •  John Arledge

Here Comes the Navy (1934)

A cocky guy joins the Navy for the wrong reason but finds romance and twice is cited for heroism.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Gloria Stuart  •  Frank McHugh  •  Dorothy Tree

A cocky guy joins the Navy for the wrong reason but finds romance and twice is cited for heroism.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Gloria Stuart  •  Frank McHugh  •  Dorothy Tree

The End (1978)

Wendell Lawson has only six months to live. Not wanting to endure his last few months of life waiting for the end, he decides to take matters into his own hands and enlists the help of a delusional mental patient to help him commit suicide.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burt Reynolds
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Sally Field  •  Strother Martin

Wendell Lawson has only six months to live. Not wanting to endure his last few months of life waiting for the end, he decides to take matters into his own hands and enlists the help of a delusional mental patient to help him commit suicide.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burt Reynolds
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Sally Field  •  Strother Martin

Slim (1937)

Expert lineman Red takes Farm-boy Slim under his wing and teaches him the dangerous, migratory trade of putting up transmission lines. They both love their work, and the same girl, who hates their dangerous profession.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ray Enright
CAST:  Pat O’Brien  •  Henry Fonda  •  Stuart Erwin  •  Margaret Lindsay

Expert lineman Red takes Farm-boy Slim under his wing and teaches him the dangerous, migratory trade of putting up transmission lines. They both love their work, and the same girl, who hates their dangerous profession.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ray Enright
CAST:  Pat O’Brien  •  Henry Fonda  •  Stuart Erwin  •  Margaret Lindsay

The Road to Hong Kong (1962)

Bob Hope and Bing Crosby return as con men Chester Babcock and Harry Turner, in the last of their road movies. When Chester accidentally memorizes and destroys the only copy of a secret Russian formula for a new and improved rocket fuel, they are thrust into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Panama
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Bob Hope  •  Joan Collins  •  Robert Morley

Bob Hope and Bing Crosby return as con men Chester Babcock and Harry Turner, in the last of their road movies. When Chester accidentally memorizes and destroys the only copy of a secret Russian formula for a new and improved rocket fuel, they are thrust into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Panama
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Bob Hope  •  Joan Collins  •  Robert Morley

The Fighting 69th (1940)

Although loudmouthed braggart Jerry Plunkett alienates his comrades and officers, Father Duffy, the regimental chaplain, has faith that he'll prove himself in the end.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Keighley
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Pat O’Brien  •  George Brent  •  Jeffrey Lynn

Although loudmouthed braggart Jerry Plunkett alienates his comrades and officers, Father Duffy, the regimental chaplain, has faith that he'll prove himself in the end.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Keighley
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Pat O’Brien  •  George Brent  •  Jeffrey Lynn

The People Against O'Hara (1951)

A defense attorney jeopardizes his career to save his client.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Pat O’Brien  •  Diana Lynn  •  John Hodiak

A defense attorney jeopardizes his career to save his client.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Pat O’Brien  •  Diana Lynn  •  John Hodiak

The Navy Comes Through (1942)

A U.S. Navy crew aboard a merchant marine ship battle Nazis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  A. Edward Sutherland
CAST:  Pat O’Brien  •  George Murphy  •  Jane Wyatt  •  Jackie Cooper

A U.S. Navy crew aboard a merchant marine ship battle Nazis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  A. Edward Sutherland
CAST:  Pat O’Brien  •  George Murphy  •  Jane Wyatt  •  Jackie Cooper

Perilous Holiday (1946)

Pat O'Brien makes the casual acquaintance of fellow American Ruth Warrick while on vacation in Mexico City. What Warrick doesn't know is that O'Brien is a treasury agent, out to get expatriate counterfeiters Alan Hale and Edgar Buchanan. What O'Brien doesn't know ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward H. Griffith
CAST:  Pat O’Brien  •  Ruth Warrick  •  Alan Hale  •  Edgar Buchanan

Pat O'Brien makes the casual acquaintance of fellow American Ruth Warrick while on vacation in Mexico City. What Warrick doesn't know is that O'Brien is a treasury agent, out to get expatriate counterfeiters Alan Hale and Edgar Buchanan. What O'Brien doesn't know ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward H. Griffith
CAST:  Pat O’Brien  •  Ruth Warrick  •  Alan Hale  •  Edgar Buchanan

Johnny One-Eye (1950)

Johnny One-Eye was adapted from one of Damon Runyon's lesser-known stories. Pat O'Brien and Wayne Morris star as Martin Martin and Dane Cory respectively, former partners in crime who have long since split up. When a new district attorney puts the heat on, Cory, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Florey
CAST:  Pat O’Brien  •  Wayne Morris  •  Dolores Moran  •  Gayle Reed

Johnny One-Eye was adapted from one of Damon Runyon's lesser-known stories. Pat O'Brien and Wayne Morris star as Martin Martin and Dane Cory respectively, former partners in crime who have long since split up. When a new district attorney puts the heat on, Cory, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Florey
CAST:  Pat O’Brien  •  Wayne Morris  •  Dolores Moran  •  Gayle Reed

Flaming Gold (1932)

Two friends working a jungle oil field clash when one marries a lady of the evening.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Ince
CAST:  William Boyd  •  Pat O’Brien  •  Mae Clarke  •  Rollo Lloyd

Two friends working a jungle oil field clash when one marries a lady of the evening.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Ince
CAST:  William Boyd  •  Pat O’Brien  •  Mae Clarke  •  Rollo Lloyd

His Butler's Sister (1943)

Aspiring singer Ann Carter visits her stepbrother in New York, hoping to make it on Broadway.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Borzage
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Franchot Tone  •  Akim Tamiroff  •  Pat O’Brien

Aspiring singer Ann Carter visits her stepbrother in New York, hoping to make it on Broadway.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Borzage
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Franchot Tone  •  Akim Tamiroff  •  Pat O’Brien

Fighting Father Dunne (1948)

A dedicated priest tries to reform a group of homeless boys in turn-of-the-century St. Louis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Tetzlaff
CAST:  Pat O’Brien  •  Darryl Hickman  •  Charles Kemper  •  Una O'Connor

A dedicated priest tries to reform a group of homeless boys in turn-of-the-century St. Louis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Tetzlaff
CAST:  Pat O’Brien  •  Darryl Hickman  •  Charles Kemper  •  Una O'Connor
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