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Born Reckless (1958)

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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Howard W. Koch

Writers:

Richard H. Landau (screenplay) (as Richard Landau), Richard H. Landau (story) (as Richard Landau) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mamie Van Doren ... Jackie Adams
Jeff Richards ... Kelly Cobb
Arthur Hunnicutt ... Cool Man
Carol Ohmart ... Liz
Tom Duggan Tom Duggan ... Mark Wilson
Nacho Galindo ... Papa Gomez
Allegra Varron Allegra Varron ... Mama Gomez
Jim Canino Jim Canino ... Jose
Jovon Monteid Jovon Monteid ... Dolores
Orlando Rodríguez Orlando Rodríguez ... Manuel
Don 'Red' Barry ... Okie (as Donald Barry)
Jack Lomas Jack Lomas ... Mayor (as Jack Loomis)
Asa Maynor ... Trailer Camp Girl
Jeanne Carmen ... Rodeo Girl
Doye O'Dell ... Rodeo Official
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Född vild och galen See more »

Filming Locations:

Saugus, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cinematographer Joseph F. Biroc replaced Carl Guthrie. See more »

Goofs

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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Featured in Alcatraz: Johnny McKee (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

A Little Longer
Written by Buddy Bregman and Stanley Styne
Performed by Mamie Van Doren
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Mamie separates the Men from the Boys...all while playing hard-to-get
20 August 2015 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Amateur night at the rodeo. As barroom singer Jackie Adams, sort of a fashion-plate cowgirl (her western hat tilted to one side), Mamie Van Doren is dressed to kill, peroxided and puckered for a kiss that never comes. This lady knows her way around a photogenic pose but, unfortunately, she has no personality; when asking someone a simple question, she squints her eyes and quivers her lips as if trying to comprehend the theory of relativity. Van Doren is so stilted on-screen that she's hardly even a presence, yet the drooling cowboys in her path don't seem to notice. Mamie hitches up with a hunky rodeo cowboy and his grizzled cohort, but the so-called screenplay isn't interested in the (often crooked) rodeo circuit. What the filmmakers really want to do is get their sexy starlet into compromising positions (which she then squirms her way out of). Joseph F. Biroc's cinematography is compromised by poor stock shots of rodeo crowds (which must have pained him), and every performance leans toward the extreme: extremely wooden or extremely hammy. Either way, the picture is extremely awful. * from ****


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