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Born Reckless (1958)

Rider Kelly Cobb travels to county rodeos to win money so he can buy a patch of land he wants to call his own. He rescues trick rider Jackie Adams from the clutches of an amorous sports ... See full summary »

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Jackie Adams
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Kelly Cobb
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Cool Man
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Liz
Tom Duggan ...
Mark Wilson
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Papa Gomez
Allegra Varron ...
Mama Gomez
Jim Canino ...
Jose
Jovon Monteid ...
Dolores
Orlando Rodríguez ...
Manuel
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Okie (as Donald Barry)
Jack Lomas ...
Mayor (as Jack Loomis)
Asa Maynor ...
Trailer Camp Girl
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Rodeo Girl
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Rodeo Official
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Rider Kelly Cobb travels to county rodeos to win money so he can buy a patch of land he wants to call his own. He rescues trick rider Jackie Adams from the clutches of an amorous sports writer after her saloon song, and they travel together. Jackie begins falling in love with Kelly, but he doesn't seem to notice as he continues to risk life and limb for his dream, occasionally being tempted by floozies. Jackie hopes to convince a man that was born reckless to change his roaming ways. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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She's every big-time rodeo prize rolled into one... pair of tight pants! See more »


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November 1958 (USA)  »

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Född vild och galen  »

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In December 1957, Director Howard W. Koch ordered a trainer to deliver "one mean bull" to the set. A huge Brahma bull was delivered which promptly broke through a chain link fence and pushed in the side of Koch's brand new convertible which was parked nearby. See more »

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Jackie takes a drumstick and starts beating out a rhythm on the cymbal to start "Separate the Men from the Boys", then passes the drumstick to drummer as she proceeds to sing. Three hits on the cymbal are heard while they're passing the stick. See more »

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You Lovable You
Written by Buck Ram
Performed by Johnny Olenn and His Group
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Mamie separates the Men from the Boys...all while playing hard-to-get
20 August 2015 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Amateur night at the rodeo. As barroom singer Jackie Adams, sort of a fashion-plate cowgirl (her western hat tilted to one side), Mamie Van Doren is dressed to kill, peroxided and puckered for a kiss that never comes. This lady knows her way around a photogenic pose but, unfortunately, she has no personality; when asking someone a simple question, she squints her eyes and quivers her lips as if trying to comprehend the theory of relativity. Van Doren is so stilted on-screen that she's hardly even a presence, yet the drooling cowboys in her path don't seem to notice. Mamie hitches up with a hunky rodeo cowboy and his grizzled cohort, but the so-called screenplay isn't interested in the (often crooked) rodeo circuit. What the filmmakers really want to do is get their sexy starlet into compromising positions (which she then squirms her way out of). Joseph F. Biroc's cinematography is compromised by poor stock shots of rodeo crowds (which must have pained him), and every performance leans toward the extreme: extremely wooden or extremely hammy. Either way, the picture is extremely awful. * from ****


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