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Born Reckless (1958)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Jackie Adams
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Kelly Cobb
Arthur Hunnicutt ...
Cool Man
Carol Ohmart ...
Liz
Tom Duggan ...
Mark Wilson
Nacho Galindo ...
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
Doye O'Dell ...
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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And Mamie rocks 'em with 7 red-hot reckless tunes! 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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Song of the Rodeo
Written by Buddy Bregman and Stanley Styne
Performed by Tex Williams
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Romance on the Rodeo Circuit
28 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Kelly Cobb (Jeff Richards) is a cowboy who travels the rodeo circuit. This All-American hunk might resemble Clark Kent, but he knows his way around the ladies. Jackie Adams (Mamie Van Doren) is a trick rider who finds time to sing in the dance halls of the cow-towns on the tour. With her platinum hair and her voluptuous figure, she attracts men even when she is not trying--frequently requiring Kelly to rescue her.

With its rock and roll music and its obligatory fistfights, "Born Reckless" might be another vehicle for Elvis Presley. Although most of the music is performed by someone "on stage", note that Van Doren sings one ballad (backed by an orchestra and choir) on a front porch, lamenting the fact that it's difficult to be patient when a girl is waiting for her man to settle down. So, this film has some elements of a musical.

It also has rodeo stock footage, a lame ending, and a plot as predictable as a poolside fight. Ostensibly it's a story about dreams for the future, but it's mostly a chance for viewers to ogle the two stars. The story is not compelling, but--surprisingly--Mamie's voice sounds pretty good in a couple of her numbers.


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