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