~The Making of O'Malley~
~P5-64: Dorothy Mackaill~
~P5-140: Milton Sills~
~Plot Synopsis~
With his masculine, upstanding good looks, Milton Sills was well-cast as a cop in this drama. Jim O'Malley
(Sills) is too good a policeman -- he expects everyone to follow the letter of the law and hands out infractions
left and right. In the belief that he is too strict, Captain Collins (Claude King) assigns him the job of traffic cop
at a school crossing in the hopes that it will soften him up. This does the job -- the children come to love
O'Malley and he finds a surgeon to operate on a little lame girl, Margie (Helen Rowland). He also has a
romance with pretty schoolteacher Lucille Thayer (Dorothy Mackaill). When O'Malley discovers that Margie is
the daughter of Danny (Warner Richmond), a man he sent to prison for bootlegging, he tracks down the rest of
the gang. The raid captures them all but the leader, Herbert Browne (Thomas J. Carrigan), who O'Malley
discovers is engaged to Lucille. To keep her name from being part of a scandal, he lets Browne go free and
opens himself up to disgrace. Danny gets out of prison and fingers Browne himself. O'Malley's reputation is
restored, and he wins Lucille.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer    

Written by: Eugene Clifford

Based on the short story "The Making of O'Malley" by Gerald Beaumont in  Red
Book  (Oct 1924).

Milton Sills ...  O'Malley
Dorothy Mackaill ...  Lucille Thayer
Helen Rowland ...  Margie
Warner Richmond ...  Danny the Dude
Thomas Carrigan ...  Herbert Browne
Julia Hurley ...  Margie's Grandmother
Claude King ...  Capt. Collins
Allen Brander ...  Doctor
Charles Graham ...  Sgt. Patterson
John De Lacey ...  Clerk
Blanche Craig ...  Dowager
Thomas Wigney Percyval ...  Lawyer
Charles Craig ...  Englishman
~Remaining Credits~

Produced and Released by First National Pictures

Cinematography by: Roy Carpenter    
Film Editing by: Arthur Tavares      
Art Direction by: Milton Menasco    
Editorial Director: Marion Fairfax
Supervisor: Earl Hudson

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 80 Minutes
Released: June 28, 1925