The People Against O'Hara Poster

Release Date: 1951

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
After being accused of murdering a shopkeeper, Johnny O'Hara (James Arness) begs retired lawyer James Curtayne (Spencer Tracy) to represent him. Once in court, the shaky Curtayne struggles in the face of a tough prosecutor -- and worse yet, his alcoholism also threatens to unravel him. After O'Hara ends up in prison because of his lawyer's botched handling of the case, a reeling Curtayne will stop at nothing to redeem himself, even if it means taking matters into his own hands.

Cast: Spencer Tracy, Pat O'Brien, Diana Lynn, John Hodiak, Eduardo Ciannelli, James Arness, Yvette Duguay, Jay C. Flippen

Director: John Sturges

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Quest, 1950s, Underdog, New York City, Moving, Transformation, Intense, Office, Daughter, Suspenseful, Sacrifice