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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
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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 »
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 »
[Spoken introduction to the song, Reckless]
What'll you ever be? What'll you ever do? How will you ever know if you don't take a chance?
You have got to gamble with fate.
I wanna live, love, learn a lot. I'll light my candle and I'll burn a lot.
You'll have some bad shots, hard knocks!
I'm on my own if I bruise.
And there'll be smiles here, shouts here!
And I can take it on the chin if I lose, because I'm reckless!
She's simply reckless!
She's simply reckless!
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This 1936 MGM production has much going for it. Again Harlow rules. Harlow’s performance featuring her unparalleled comedic timing, dancing, and most of all pathos sets the pace for excellent support from the ever smooth Bill Powell. This winner was directed by Victor Fleming (Wizard of Oz, Gone With The Wind etc), and written by David O Selznick (Portrait of Jenny, Duel in the Sun etc). A very young 15 year old Mickey Rooney has an unbilled 2 walk-ons and shows what will come as he progresses up his ladder to stardom. Supporting these are a glib Nat Pendleton, and Ted Healy as Powell’s pals. Healy by the way gave a start to the 3 Stooges in his vaudeville act. But that’s another story. Allan Jones has a singing number here. MGM thought well enough of him to give him a staring roll to Irene Dunne in the following years great production of Show Boat, another must see extravaganza. This film is not a comedy though it starts out as one. Developing quickly into a drama, and eventually a tragedy. Reckless is lavish and is not to be missed. Bring some Kleenex. Again Harlow rules.
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