MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 97,682 this week

The Reckless Hour (1931)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 117 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 2 critic

In New York City, a young model is swept off her feet by a debonair, handsome young man. Unfortunately for her, he didn't want to get married but had been stringing her along. When she ... See full summary »

Writers:

(play), (adaptation), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 17 titles
created 07 Sep 2011
 
list image
a list of 97 titles
created 13 Mar 2013
 
a list of 1152 titles
created 06 Aug 2013
 
a list of 65 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 3166 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Reckless Hour (1931)

The Reckless Hour (1931) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Reckless Hour.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Events take an unhappy turn for two Bill and Jack, two locomotive engineers, after Bill is attracted to his best friend's wife.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Grant Withers, Mary Astor, Regis Toomey
The Letter (1940)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense; a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson
Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

On the eve of World War II (1939) English officer Ralph Denistoun is in Nazi Germany on an espionage mission to recover a poison gas formula from Prof. Krosigk. He is helped by Lydia and ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Ray Milland, Marlene Dietrich, Murvyn Vye
Half Marriage (1929)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A young couple marries in secret. Judy's afraid her parents won't approve of Dick and she'll lose her generous allowance. Her parents bring her home from the city where she's been studying ... See full summary »

Director: William J. Cowen
Stars: Olive Borden, Morgan Farley, Ken Murray
Bright Lights (1930)
Musical | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Dorothy Mackaill, Frank Fay, Noah Beery
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A divorcée leaves New York to visit her grandfather's farm and recover in the Midwest, where she unexpectedly falls in love with a married farmer.

Director: King Vidor
Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Miriam Hopkins, Franchot Tone
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Larry Fellowes of Fellowes Publishing wants Kate to write her next book about the 'Office Wife'. The personal secretary/stenographer spends more time with the busy executive and makes more ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Dorothy Mackaill, Lewis Stone, Natalie Moorhead
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Three con artists dupe two Olympians into serving as editors of a new health and beauty magazine which is only a front for salacious stories and pictures.

Director: Erle C. Kenton
Stars: Buster Crabbe, Ida Lupino, Robert Armstrong
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Coquettish socialite Kay Elliott has set her cap for Alan Ward, an associate in her father's law firm. But while pursuing Alan, she must fend off the advances of a greedy fortune-hunter, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline
Stars: Alice White, Paul Page, Myrna Loy
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of the fight of a small-town newspaper to free an innocent girl of a murder charge, with the publisher of a metropolitan city newspaper heading, by forced circumstances, the opposing forces.

Director: Cy Endfield
Stars: Dan Duryea, Herbert Marshall, Gale Storm
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: William Powell, Doris Kenyon, Marian Marsh
Downstairs (1932)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

At the wedding of Albert and Anna, Karl, the new chauffeur, arrives. Albert is the head butler, second generation to the Baron. Karl soon seems out of place as a servant, and Albert tells ... See full summary »

Director: Monta Bell
Stars: John Gilbert, Virginia Bruce, Paul Lukas
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Margaret 'Margie' Nichols
Conrad Nagel ...
Edward 'Eddie' Adams
...
Walter Nichols
...
Myrtle Nichols
Walter Byron ...
Allen Crane
Joe Donahue ...
Harry Gleason
Dorothy Peterson ...
Mrs. Susie Jennison
Helen Ware ...
Harriett Nichols
Billy House ...
Seymour Jennison (as William House)
Claude King ...
Howard Crane
Edit

Storyline

In New York City, a young model is swept off her feet by a debonair, handsome young man. Unfortunately for her, he didn't want to get married but had been stringing her along. When she realizes he doesn't WANT her she will not force him even though she learned she was pregnant. She becomes bitter and angry at all men, until she meets a gentle and kind artist who tries to show her that her life can be better than it is. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 August 1931 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The play, "Ambush," opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 10 October 1921 and had 90 performances. The opening night cast included Florence Eldridge as Margaret and Frank Reicher as Walter. See more »

Goofs

When Margaret takes the 1789 Robert Burns edition from her father and sets it on a shelf, she crosses under the microphone boom and it casts a shadow on her. See more »

Quotes

Edward Adams: Alan, old boy!
Allan Crane: Ed Adams! Of all people - what are you doing in this country? I thought you were in Paris!
Edward Adams: I came back to do a series of covers for *Pose*.
Allan Crane: Good work. Is the wife with you?
Edward Adams: No, she's in China.
Allan Crane: By herself?
Edward Adams: Not exactly. Evelyn Grant's husband is with her.
Allan Crane: Honestly?
Edward Adams: I wouldn't call it honestly, but he's with her.
Allan Crane: Oh, I'm sorry, Ed; really I am. What on earth can she see in that half-portion?
[...]
See more »

Soundtracks

Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)
(1931) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby
Played as dance music by the band at the Casino
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Mercurial Dorothy Mackaill surfaces again...
29 May 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Dorothy Mackaill, real life Ziegfeld Girl turned actress, might've become another Crawford or Davis had she come along seven or eight year later. Her early talkies are nearly-lost artifacts which shouldn't really hold up well today, yet her performances are always worth-watching. Here she plays a working girl who has to retreat to a "rest home" after getting pregnant by a wealthy playboy, driving her family into bankruptcy. Surprisingly fresh and fast-paced. Mackaill, as well as Joan Blondell as Dorothy's sassy sis, is "a real peach" and a natural comedienne. This is probably her finest showcase, based on the play "Ambush" by Arthur Richman. **1/2 from ****


22 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Reckless Hour (1931) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?