All the studios made B-movies in the 1930s and 40s--not just the tiny independent studios. And while the Bs of studios like MGM and Warner Brothers were generally higher quality than their low-rent rivals, even these biggies could occasionally make a terrible quality B--and "Bullets for O'Hara" is a truly awful film.
Unknowns Joan Perry and Roger Pryor star in this film. While Perry is okay, Pryor has about as much charisma as a cane toad--and seeing him in the virile male lead seemed strange. The only big-name was Anthony Quinn--when he was still a small-time supporting actor. Unfortunately, Quinn and the rest are given absolutely nothing to work with as the script is just crap. It rarely makes sense and the dialog is awful--and I assume the film was written by a team of chimps.
The film begins with Perry and Quinn playing a happily married couple living among the jet-set. However, after spending a lovely weekend with friends, Quinn, out of the blue, pulls out a gun and robs the folks who invited them. Now this is NOT what you'd call subtle nor a crime you could easily get away with considering everything! And, oddly, apparently after being married a year, Perry had no idea her husband was a mobster!!! Talk about absurd. But what is even more absurd is what happens next. She helps lure her husband out of hiding for the district attorney by agreeing to divorce Quinn and marry the DA!!! And, without thinking, the wedding is REAL--and they REALLY ARE MARRIED!!!! Duh!!! And, by the end of the film, Perry and Pryor (who'd disliked each other through the film) decide to stay married!!! On what planet does ANY of this make sense? And the studio actually paid for this terrible and stupid script?! Dumb, unbelievable and dull--this is the trifecta of badness! Apparently Warner, in a pinch, could make a god-awful film!