6.5/10
176
11 user 4 critic

Day of Reckoning (1933)

Passed | | Drama | 27 October 1933 (USA)
In this brutal prison drama a hen-pecked husband is sentenced to prison after getting caught with his hand in the company till. He is sent to a high-rise facility in LA. It seems the fellow... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Brabin

Writers:

Zelda Sears (screen play), Eve Greene (screen play) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Story of a Depression-downtrodden waif who uses her brains instead of her body to rise from tyro con artist to crime boss.

Directors: Ray Enright, Lucien Hubbard
Stars: Joan Blondell, Chester Morris, Allen Jenkins
In Person (1935)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Carol Corliss, a beautiful movie star so insecure about her celebrity that she goes around in disguise, meets a rugged outdoorsman who is unaffected by her star status.

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Ginger Rogers, George Brent, Alan Mowbray
Central Park (1932)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Gangsters posing as police officers offer a woman a chance to make money if she helps them out.

Director: John G. Adolfi
Stars: Joan Blondell, Wallace Ford, Guy Kibbee
Lady Killer (1933)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A former gangster makes it big in Hollywood, but his old life catches up with him.

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: James Cagney, Mae Clarke, Margaret Lindsay
Certificate: Passed Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In an idyllic setting, a likable but dangerously volatile twelve-year-old boy tries to settle a score with his disagreeable, mysterious neighbor.

Director: David Bradley
Stars: George Murphy, Nancy Reagan, Billy Gray
Invitation (1952)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Always believing she had a happy marriage, a young wife's trust in her husband is shaken when she discovers that her father had paid him to marry her.

Director: Gottfried Reinhardt
Stars: Van Johnson, Dorothy McGuire, Ruth Roman
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Early one morning in a New York City park, a passerby walking his dog discovers who ends up being a Jane Doe shot dead in the front passenger seat of a parked car. Homicide Chief Captain ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Montagne
Stars: John Miles, Patricia Barry, Walter Kinsella
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young woman who owns a coffee shop falls for a handsome young customer, unaware that he is a gangster. The association results in her being tried and sentenced to a long prison term. ... See full summary »

Director: William K. Howard
Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Melvyn Douglas, Alan Baxter
Tell No Tales (1939)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Mystery | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Michael Cassidy is the editor of a failing newspaper. A scoop would be welcome to boost the sales and to avoid closure. To this end, he decides to personally track down a gang of kidnappers.

Director: Leslie Fenton
Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Louise Platt, Gene Lockhart
Certificate: Passed Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After socialite Lynn Llewwllen receives an anonymous threat, he is poisoned at his uncle's casino, and although he recovers, his wife is murdered by the same killer.

Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: Paul Lukas, Alison Skipworth, Donald Cook
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A stubborn young woman hires a struggling singer to play her obnoxious suitor in a scheme to overturn her father's objections to the man she really wants to marry.

Director: Joseph Santley
Stars: Gene Raymond, Ann Sothern, Jessie Ralph
Goodbye Again (1933)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Flirtatious mix-ups abound when a celebrated novelist tangles with an old flame and her irate husband in Cleveland. Will his savvy secretary save his neck if she is secretly in love with him also?

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Warren William, Joan Blondell, Genevieve Tobin
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Dix ... John Day
Madge Evans ... Dorothy Day
Conway Tearle ... George Hollins
Una Merkel ... Mamie
Stuart Erwin ... Jerry
George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Johnny Day (as Spanky McFarlane)
Isabel Jewell ... Kate Lovett
James Bell ... Slim
Raymond Hatton ... Hart
Paul Hurst ... Harry
John Larkin ... Abraham
Wilfred Lucas ... Guard
Samuel S. Hinds ... O'Farrell (as Samuel Hinds)
Edit

Storyline

In this brutal prison drama a hen-pecked husband is sentenced to prison after getting caught with his hand in the company till. He is sent to a high-rise facility in LA. It seems the fellow was only following the instructions of his domineering, constantly nagging wife who, as soon as he is put away, takes up with a more successful businessman. This causes her new lover's ex-lover to get insanely jealous and kill the conniving wife. Written by iMovie-DL

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The True Story of Half a Million Lonely Women! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forever Faithful See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

MGM wanted Richard Barthelmess for the lead, but his salary demands were too high. See more »

Goofs

In the body of the newspaper article about the murder, the word "stock" is misspelled "stocg". See more »

Quotes

Dorothy Day: Well, Mamie, I - I don't want you to think that...
Mamie: Oh, no Ma'am. I wouldn't take the liberty of thinkin'.
See more »


Soundtracks

My Name Is Abraham
(uncredited)
Composer unknown
Sung by John Larkin in jail, and joined by other prisoners for the refrains
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sold down the river
10 December 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Richard Dix's whole universe is turned upside down in this pre-Code drama Day Of Reckoning. Wife Madge Evans is a good soul, but a spendthrift and Dix's gets caught for embezzling company funds and gets two years of county time for the deed.

That's enough time villain Conway Tearle figures he has to move in on Madge Evans. He's a friend and neighbor of Dix whose hormones have been pining away for Evans for some time. Tearle even pays for Samuel S. Hinds to be Dix's lawyer to throw the case. And Hinds in his couple of scenes stands out.

Providing a bit of comic relief and stalwart support for Dix and Evans are maid Una Merkel and her boyfriend the milkman Stu Erwin. Isabell Jewell as Tearle's mistress whom he throws over for Evans has some real bite in her scenes.

Life does take a funny old bounce as Tearle and Dix are together for a really thrilling climax. Day Of Reckoning is something these two most definitely have.

As for the film, a bit melodramatic, but the ensemble cast really delivers in this one.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed