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Mr. Reckless (1948)

 -  Adventure  -  26 March 1948 (USA)
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Returning to his hometown after a long absence, oil-well digger William Eythe discovers that his sweetheart has gotten engaged to an older suitor. In an attempt to win back his lost love, ... See full summary »

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William Eythe ...
Jeff Lundy
Barbara Britton ...
Betty Denton
Walter Catlett ...
Joel Hawkins
Minna Gombell ...
Ma Hawkins
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Hugo Denton
Nestor Paiva ...
Gus
Frank Jenks ...
Cab Driver
Ian MacDonald ...
Jim Halsey
James Millican ...
Pete
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Returning to his hometown after a long absence, oil-well digger William Eythe discovers that his sweetheart has gotten engaged to an older suitor. In an attempt to win back his lost love, Eythe decides to impress her with a series of daredevil oil-field stunts. Written by mennen

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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You know what is going to happen at the end....it's just HOW it gets there is unknown until near the end.
23 January 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Jeff Lundy (William Eythe) is in the oil drilling business. He's been away from his hometown for a long time and when he returns, he finds that his old girlfriend, Betty (Barbara Britton) is now engaged to a much older guy, Gus (yes, it IS Gus--Nestor Paiva). Anyone who knows old films knows that it's inevitable that Jeff and Betty will eventually get together, you have a lot of film in between.

In between this, there are lots of problems--such as a crazy guy who is vicious and dangerous (nearly killing Betty's father and Jeff) and the wedding. However, as the wedding cannot take place since Jeff and Betty are destined to be together, the same man manages to hurt Gus very badly. Unfortunately, when Gus recovers, he thinks Jeff and Betty are going to run off together and ends up getting himself killed when he attacks Jeff.

I cannot stress enough that you know what will happen and the surprises in between are slight. Because of that and the lack of charisma of the two leads, it's a film you could easily skip. Not terrible but it could have been a lot better--especially the ending which was way too abrupt and difficult to believe.


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