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Reckless (1935)

Not Rated | | Drama, Musical, Comedy | 19 April 1935 (USA)
Wealthy Bob Harrison buys all the seats in the theatre to watch Mona Leslie's musical by himself. He loves her, her agent Ned Riley loves her. Conflict ensues.

Director:

Victor Fleming

Writers:

P.J. Wolfson (screen play), David O. Selznick (from a story by) (as Oliver Jeffries)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Harlow ... Mona Leslie
William Powell ... Ned Riley
Franchot Tone ... Bob Harrison
May Robson ... Granny
Ted Healy ... Smiley
Nat Pendleton ... Blossom
Rosalind Russell ... Josephine (Jo) Mercer
Mickey Rooney ... Eddie
Henry Stephenson ... Col. Harrison
Man Mountain Dean Man Mountain Dean ... Man Mountain Dean - Wrestler (as Man-Mountain Dean)
Robert Light ... Paul Mercer
Allan Jones ... Allan
Carl Randall Carl Randall ... Carl Randall
Louise Henry ... Louise
James Ellison ... Dale Every
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Storyline

Wealthy Bob Harrison buys all the seats in the theatre to watch Mona Leslie's musical by himself. He loves her, her agent Ned Riley loves her. Conflict ensues. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Genres:

Drama | Musical | Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die öffentliche Meinung See more »

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Budget:

$858,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Jean Harlow's singing and dancing talents were marginal at best, and MGM ended up dubbing most of her singing with the voice of Virgina Verrill, and employing a dancing double for use in long shots. Harlow's own singing voice is heard in the first stanza of the title song, a 43-second segment that was highlighted decades later in That's Entertainment! (1974). See more »

Goofs

As Ned, Smiley and Blossom leave a betting parlor with winnings from horse betting, they pass a jewelry shop's window display of wedding rings with a candle on each side. The candle on the right is tilted at a 45 degree angle. Both candles are vertical in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Ned Riley: Gold Dust, if you don't win your race today, I'm going to send you back to the Chain Gang.
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Connections

Featured in That's Entertainment! (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Ev'rything's Been Done Before
(1935)
Music Jack King
Lyrics by Edwin H. Knopf (as Edwin Knopf) and Harold Adamson
Sung by Allan Jones (uncredited)
Danced by Jean Harlow (uncredited) and chorus
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not very good
1 April 2004 | by kyle_furrSee all my reviews

A pretty forgettable movie starring William Powell and Jean Harlow. The plot really doesn't really come together and seems to be just thrown together. There are a few musicals numbers but they are pretty bad and don't compare to The Great Ziegfeld. Harlow looks like she's mouthing the words and her dance scene will only shows her legs and nothing else. The plot has something to do with Powell and Harlow being in love with each other but Franchot Tone comes in and steals Harlow away before Powell makes his move. Rosalind Russell is in love with Tone but she winds up getting married to someone else. The movie just doesn't work and this was directed by the same guy who directed The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind.


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