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John O'Hara

John O'Hara


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Also Known As: Died: April 11, 1970
Born: January 31, 1905 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Pottsville, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Writer ...


Cast (feature film)

Get Outta Town (1960) as Drunk
The General Died at Dawn (1936) as Reporter
In revolution-torn China, American mercenary O'Hara is entrusted with a perilous mission, to get arms for the helpless authorities in a province ravaged by warlord General Yang. On the train to Shanghai, he meets Judy Perrie, whose father is in league with Yang. Will Judy regret agreeing to lure O'Hara to his doom, and if so, can she make it up to him? The balance of power seesaws to a perilous conclusion.
Too Busy to Work (1932) as Under sheriff
A hobo searches the countryside for the daughter he lost when his wife left him.
An Enemy to Society (1915) as Alderman McKenna

Writer (feature film)

Appointment in Samarra (2011)
A successful young man with a group of high profile friends makes a series of mistakes one weekend, threatening his marriage and financial stability.
Turning Point of Jim Malloy, The (1975) as From Story ("The Doctor'S Son")
Life in John O'Hara's small Pennsylvania town of Gibbsville with the son of the town doctor returning home after being kicked out of Yale and finding a new career on the town's newspaper. Originally it was called "John O'Hara's Gibbsville," which became the title for the short-lived (late 1976) seri
The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956) as Story
Ray Henderson joins Buddy De Sylva and Lew Brown to form a successful 1920s musical show writing team. They soon have several hits on Broadway but De Sylva's personal ambition leads to friction as the other two increasingly feel left out of things.
On Our Merry Way (1948) as [James Stewart--Henry Fonda episode]
Oliver Pease gets a dose of courage from his wife Martha and tricks the editor of the paper (where he writes lost pet notices) into assigning him the day's roving question. Martha suggests, "Has a little child ever changed your life?" Oliver gets answers from two slow-talking musicians, an actress whose roles usually feature a sarong, and an itinerant cardsharp. In each case the "little child" is hardly innocent: in the first, a local auto mechanic's "baby" turns out to be fully developed as a woman and a musician; in the second, a spoiled child star learns kindness; in the third, the family of a lost brat doesn't want him returned. And Oliver, what becomes of him?
Moontide (1942) as Screenwriter
After a drunken binge on the San Pablo waterfront, longshoreman Bobo fears he may have killed a man. In his uncertainty, he takes a job on an isolated bait barge. That night, he rescues lovely Anna from a watery suicide attempt and installs her on the barge. But Tiny, Bobo's longtime pal and parasite, hopes to drive Anna away before domestic bliss tears Bobo away from him; the still unsolved murder may be just the wedge Tiny needs. There's fog on the water and evil brewing...
He Married His Wife (1940) as Screenwriter
A race horse owner pays so much attention to business that he winds up divorced from his wife.
I Was an Adventuress (1940) as Screenwriter
Andre Desormeaux, master con artist and jewel thief, has been very successful with his partners, light-fingered Polo and beautiful lure "Countess" Tanya Vronsky. But Tanya falls in love with one of their victims, resigns from the team, and (despite Andre's warning) marries rich young Paul Vernay...for love. Inevitably, Andre and Polo reappear in her life. Can Tanya outwit the master schemer?

Writer (special)

Natica Jackson (1987) as From Story ("Natica Jackson")
The first episode in the three-part series, "Tales From the Hollywood Hills." The stories are all set in Hollywood's golden era of the '30s. John O'Hara's "Natica Jackson" deals with an actress who is tired of being alone and enters into an affair with a married man.

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