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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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Colonel Harrison
Man Mountain Dean ...
Man Mountain Dean - Wrestler (as Man-Mountain Dean)
Robert Light ...
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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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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Drama | Musical | Comedy

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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19 April 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die öffentliche Meinung  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Hans Steinke walked off the set when director Victor Fleming instructed Man Mountain Dean to sit on him. He was replaced by wrestler Ernie Haynes. 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

Granny: Now, hurry up! Hurry up!
Ned Riley: I-I-I-I'm practically in a cold shower now. Will you join me?
Granny: Oh!
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Connections

Featured in That's Entertainment! (1974) 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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Harlow's Flop
25 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Reckless (1935)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Really poor comedy/drama about a showgirl (Jean Harlow) who gets caught in a love triangle with a producer (William Powell) and a playboy (Franchot Tone). This is a pretty poor picture that fails as a comedy and then really fails as a drama in its second half. I'm not sure if Fleming couldn't handle the material or what but in all honesty he's not given too much to work with and even the cast sleepwalks through the film. This is certainly the worst I've seen Harlow and Powell as neither actor are up to their usual standards and Powell comes off quite boring. The supporting cast includes May Robson, Ted Healy and Mickey Rooney but none of them offer any laughs. The second half of the film turns into a drama, which tries to bring tears but this is the only segment that offers any laughs. The ending is downright insane and overly forced.


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