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Leave It to the Irish (1944)

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71 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Private Investigator Terry Moran (James Dunn), who is in love with Nora O'Brien (Wanda McKay) the daughter of Police Detective Tim O'Brien (Arthur Loft), is hired by Mrs. Hamilton to solve the murder of her husband, a fur dealer. Moran is ...See morePrivate Investigator Terry Moran (James Dunn), who is in love with Nora O'Brien (Wanda McKay) the daughter of Police Detective Tim O'Brien (Arthur Loft), is hired by Mrs. Hamilton to solve the murder of her husband, a fur dealer. Moran is beaten up by the henchmen of Maletti (Jack La Rue), owner of the Black Swan Club and dealer in stolen goods and ordered to quit the case. Later, Terry and Nora search Hamilton's warehouse after they find a bill of sale for a large quantity of liquor, and discover that stolen furs have been substituted for the liquor. Forcing his way into Maletti's office, Terry discovers Maletti dead and he is hit over the head. He comes to to find the police accusing him of the murder. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Eddie Davis (original screenplay) (as Eddie M. Davis) | Tim Ryan (original screenplay)
Cinematographer
Ira H. Morgan (as Ira Morgan)
Editor
Richard C. Currier (as Dick Currier)
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Updated Aug 26, 1944

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Aug 26, 1944 (United States)

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19 cast members
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James Dunn
Terry Moran Terry Moran   See fewer
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Wanda McKay
Nora O'Brien Nora O'Brien   See fewer
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Jack La Rue
Rocky Rockwell Rocky Rockwell   See fewer
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Dick Purcell
Pat Burke Pat Burke   See fewer
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Arthur Loft
Chief of Police J. P. O'Brien Chief of Police J. P. O'Brien   See fewer
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Barbara Wooddell
Mrs. James Hamilton (as Barbara Woodell) Mrs. James Hamilton (as Barbara Woodell)   See fewer
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Vince Barnett
Barney Baker Barney Baker   See fewer
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Joseph DeVillard
Henchman Gus (as Joe DeVillard) Henchman Gus (as Joe DeVillard)   See fewer
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Olaf Hytten
The Hamilton Butler The Hamilton Butler   See fewer
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Fred Aldrich
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alex Ball
Club Patron (uncredited) Club Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Adolph Faylauer
Night Club Patron (uncredited) Night Club Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Kerr
Petey - Cab Driver (uncredited) Petey - Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Lewis
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Locke Lorraine
Club Patron (uncredited) Club Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Morrell
Hamilton Company Night Watchman (uncredited) Hamilton Company Night Watchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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4.6 / 10 | 86 votes