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Reckless Decision (1933)

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A mother and father try to find a way to protect their young daughter against the influences of booze, wild parties and (gasp!) dancing during the Jazz Age.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Beth MacDougall
Don Dillaway ...
Larry Bennett
William Farnum ...
Rev. John MacDougall
Leila McIntyre ...
Mary MacDougall
Edward Woods ...
Dorothy Granger ...
Adele Riggs ...
Ellen Devereaux, Helen's Mother
Marion Quigley ...
Helen 'Sugar' Devereaux
Donald Thompson ...
Tom Devereaux
Detective Cahill
Otis Harlan ...
Justice of the Peace Michael O'Connors
Doris Eaton ...
Doris Devereaux (edited from 'Tell Your Children') (archive footage)
Walter Tennyson ...
Bill (edited from 'Tell Your Children') (archive footage)
Margaret Halstan ...
Doris' Stepmother (edited from 'Tell Your Children') (archive footage)
Warwick Ward ...
The Duke (edited from 'Tell Your Children') (archive footage)


A mother and father try to find a way to protect their young daughter against the influences of booze, wild parties and (gasp!) dancing during the Jazz Age.

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1933 (USA)  »

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Protect Your Daughters  »

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This is a re-edited re-release of _Marriage on Approval (1933_ (QV) with three new, brief framing sequences added. See more »


Larry Bennett: [to his wife, who is growing impatient] "Keep your pants, your shoes, keep them on!"
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Edited from Marriage on Approval (1933) See more »

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A rather strange message about sex and teens...
22 September 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I love how this exploitation film was made by an outfit called 'High Arts Pictures'--that's a laugh! It's included as a bonus feature on the equally awful "A Virgin in Hollywood"--from Alpha Video.

The film is trying to send a message to allow your teens freedom. But it also does so in a rather muddled fashion and with excessively poor production values. It begins with a mother arguing with her wild daughter about her wicked ways. However, the father intervenes and tells his prudish wife a story about a family member who was brought up in an overly strict home--and how it led to disaster. It seems the girl was so repressed by her father that she was pushed into rebellion--and a HUGE mistake she'd forever regret. Then begins a long story about a nice girl gone bad--all due to her evil father. It's all a bit confusing--after all, some watching the film might get the message that kids should be left to do what they like--that way they'll make the best choices (I can't see any potential problem with that!!!).

Compared to many exploitation films of the age (such as "Sex Madness" and "Reefer Madness"), "Reckless Decision" is actually amazingly restrained and watchable. While its message is strange, it avoids the usual tactic of saying any minor slip leads to a life of depravity! Now I am NOT saying it's a good film...just good compared to other films of the genre--most of which were just plain awful and unintentionally funny. This one isn't awful nor funny--just cheap and dull.

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