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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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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Mammoth Musical Melodrama See more »

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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

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

Mona Leslie: The pleasures all mine, boys!
Boy #1: Make it hot, Mona!
Boy #2: Rock 'em, sister!
Boy #3: Go to town!
Mona Leslie: I've Got Nobody To Blame But Myself
[begins dancing]
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Connections

Featured in Harlow: The Blonde Bombshell (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Played at Jo's wedding
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I enjoyed every moment.
11 February 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was one of the first Harlow movies I saw. Don't laugh, but I actually cried towards the end. But that's just me, I cried when I saw Saratoga too. I watch them again and again and I never get tired of them. I'm only 20 and I feel like I've been watching these movies forever.


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