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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 ...
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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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Well oiled melodrama
31 July 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The world of the oilfields and the grand opera are about as disparate as you can get. But this Pine-Thomas production from Paramount has some similar plot lines as MGM's Maytime.

William Eythe has come home, he's an oil field roustabout traveling any place at anytime when a new oil field opens up with jobs. All that has made him Mr. Reckless, Eythe will do just about anything on a dare. But one thing he won't do is settle down and girl friend Barbara Britton is tired of waiting. She's decided to marry Nestor Paiva who owns a traveling eatery that caters to the oil field workers. You can imagine how Eythe takes the news, especially since he's friends with Paiva as well.

Mr. Reckless is one well oiled melodrama ending with the inevitable clash between Eythe and Paiva. Some nice location shots of the work at the oil drills and a patriotic coda as to how oil will save the world. In the 66 years between this film and now that's certainly been the case.

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