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Reckless (1935)

Not Rated | | Drama, Musical, Comedy | 19 April 1935 (USA)
Wealthy Bob Harrison buys all the seats in the theatre to watch Mona Leslie's musical by himself. He loves her, her agent Ned Riley loves her. Conflict ensues.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ned Riley
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Bob Harrison
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Granny
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Smiley
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Blossom
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Josephine (Jo) Mercer
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Eddie
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Col. Harrison
Man Mountain Dean ...
Man Mountain Dean - Wrestler (as Man-Mountain Dean)
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Paul Mercer
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Allan
Carl Randall ...
Carl Randall
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Louise
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Dale Every
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Storyline

Wealthy Bob Harrison buys all the seats in the theatre to watch Mona Leslie's musical by himself. He loves her, her agent Ned Riley loves her. Conflict ensues. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The most talked-about stars of the screen together! (Ad cuts). See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Comedy

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Release Date:

19 April 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die öffentliche Meinung  »

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Budget:

$858,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Producer David O. Selznick based this on the Libby Holman murder scandal. Jean Harlow felt the story had disturbing similarities to suicide of her second husband, Paul Bern. She believed that she was cast in the picture in a deliberate attempt to capitalize on that event, and refused the role at first. In William Powell's autobiography, he says he convinced her to accept it rather than be suspended. See more »

Goofs

As Ned, Smiley and Blossom leave a betting parlor with winnings from horse betting, they pass a jewelry shop's window display of wedding rings with a candle on each side. The candle on the right is tilted at a 45 degree angle. Both candles are vertical in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Ned Riley: Hey, Mr. - eh...
Bob Harrison: Harris. All my enemies call me Bob.
Ned Riley: Then I'll call you Bob.
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Connections

Version of Sing Sinner Sing (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Trocadero
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Sung by Jean Harlow (dubbed by Virginia Verrill) and Allan Jones
Danced by Jean Harlow and Carl Randall and the chorus
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Great cast and performances
23 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

William Powell is delightful, Jean Harlow is warm and vulnerable, Rosalind Russell is charming, and even Franchot Tone, who plays a millionaire playboy who jilts Russell for Harlow without truly knowing his own mind, is witty. The dialog, particularly in the first half of the movie, is light and amusing, and there are a couple of nice musical numbers. It gets a little fast paced and soap operatic towards the end, but it's always entertaining. This is the film that got Powell and Harlow together personally for the last two years of her life, and their chemistry shows. The early scene with them lounging together and him proposing in his own way as she drowses off is fantastic, and Powell's scenes with the old granny are also priceless. It's also fun to see a young Mickey Rooney in a couple of scenes. Not perfect but watch this one for the cast and their performances.


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