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Writers:
Jack Andrews (story)
John Patrick (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
9 July 1937 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
ROARING MOTORS! HURTLING STEEL! SHATTERING IMPACT! (original poster) See more »
Plot:
A champion auto racer takes a job with a taxicab company being harassed by a gangster who wants to take over all the cab companies in town. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
A Top Fox "B" See more (5 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Rochelle Hudson ... Sybil Roberts

Brian Donlevy ... Bob 'Hurry' Kane

Barton MacLane ... Jim Barnes
Robert Kent ... Lee Martin

Harry Carey ... Dad Martin
Pauline Moore ... Dorothy Collins
Chick Chandler ... Windy Bowman
William Pawley ... Henchman Mac
Francis McDonald ... Henchman Louie
George Walcott ... Danny Horton (as George Wolcott)
Joseph Crehan ... District Attorney
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stanley Andrews ... Police Commissioner (uncredited)

Lon Chaney Jr. ... Garage Mechanic (uncredited)
Chick Collins ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Joyce Compton ... Dora - at the Race Track (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee ... Martin's Mechanic (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn ... Garage Foreman (uncredited)
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)

Charles Lane ... Barnes' Lawyer (uncredited)
Mary MacLaren ... Nurse (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Frank Marlowe ... Mobster (uncredited)
Sam McDaniel ... Train Porter (uncredited)
Ivan Miller ... Garage Owner (uncredited)
Jack Mulhall ... Kane's Co-Driver (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Henry Otho ... Detective (uncredited)
Tom Ricketts ... Patient (uncredited)
Gloria Roy ... Claire - at the Race Track (uncredited)
Syd Saylor ... Driver (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Martin's Mechanic (uncredited)
Richard Terry ... Gimp - Gas truck Driver (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Billy Wayne ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Douglas Wood ... Mayor (uncredited)
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Directed by
Malcolm St. Clair 
Gustav Machatý (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Jack Andrews (story)

John Patrick (screenplay) &
Robert Ellis (screenplay) &
Helen Logan (screenplay)

Lige Conley  contributing writer (uncredited)
Alfred Golden  contributing writer (uncredited)
Edwin Olmstead  contributing writer (uncredited)

Produced by
Milton Feld .... associate producer (as Milton H. Feld)
Sol M. Wurtzel .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Daniel B. Clark (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Alex Troffey 
 
Art Direction by
Chester Gore 
 
Costume Design by
Herschel McCoy  (as Herschel)
 
Production Management
Ed Ebele .... production manager (uncredited)
Robert E. Goux .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Schneider .... assistant director (as Samuel Schneider)
Tom Dudley .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Charles Fremdling .... assistant props (uncredited)
Don B. Greenwood .... props (uncredited)
Harold Hammack .... assistant props (uncredited)
Al Orenbach .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
S.C. Chapman .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
Bob Bertrand .... boom operator (uncredited)
Charles Cohl .... cable person (uncredited)
Harold A. Root .... assistant sound (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Gordon Carveth .... stunts (uncredited)
Duke Green .... stunts (uncredited)
Harvey Parry .... stunts (uncredited)
Allen Pomeroy .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Stoney .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Blanke .... gaffer (uncredited)
Curt Fetters .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Fred Kelly .... best boy (uncredited)
F. Bud Mautino .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Frank McDonald .... assistant camera (uncredited)
H. Romney .... best boy (uncredited)
Verne Simmons .... grip (uncredited)
Anthony Ugrin .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Hassett .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
LeVaughn Larson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Samuel Kaylin .... musical director
 
Other crew
Emily Baldwin .... stand-in (uncredited)
Edwin H. Curtis .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Frank Henry .... stand-in (uncredited)
Rose Steinberg .... script clerk (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

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Runtime:
59 min (FMC Library Print) (copyright length)
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #3438) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Due to a filming accident in which he injured two fingers of his left hand, Brian Donlevy spends almost the entire film with the hand in question either in his pocket, heavily gloved or somehow out of sight. It's finally revealed in its bandaged late in the final sequence.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When "Hurry" Kane drops Sybil off at the county jail there is minimal damage to the taxi. In the next scene the taxi pulls into the garage with substantial damage.See more »

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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A Top Fox "B", 26 June 2008
Author: JohnHowardReid

An extremely lively, well-acted programmer, credited to director Mal St Clair, a top man in the silent period, but now working in Fox's "B" unit. As usual for Fox, the budget looks extremely generous for a "B"-grader, with lots of extras, attractive sets, and Miss Hudson modeling a stunning series of winning costumes. But most important ingredient of all: scads of action! Indeed perhaps too much action and too over the top. The script is credited to John Patrick, plus Fox's top writing team, Robert Ellis and Helen Logan. Unfortunately, "Born Reckless" was a troubled production. Donlevy injured his left hand, other writers were brought in, and director Gustav Machaty shot some footage – possibly all of the more spirited scenes with Donlevy which do not seem typical of credited director Mal St Clair's usual, far more leisurely style. The action spots are certainly most vigorously staged but rather far-fetched for what is supposed to be a realistic exposé of graft and corruption in the taxi industry.

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