Officer O'Brien (1930)

72 mins | Melodrama | 15 February 1930

Director:

Tay Garnett

Cinematographer:

Arthur Miller

Editor:

Jack Ogilvie

Production Designer:

Edward C. Jewell

Production Company:

Pathé Exchange, Inc.
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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
2 Mar 1930.
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New York Times
24 Feb 1930
p. 18.
Variety
26 Feb 1930
p. 35.
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 February 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, Inc.
Copyright Date:
27 January 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1041
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 6,511 ft.
Duration(in mins):
72
Length(in feet):
6,740
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

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 ... +


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. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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