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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 »
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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)
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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 iMovie-DL

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A tremendously vital and absorbing drama, a true story of half a million lonely women suddenly confronted with the greatest decision of their lives. See more »

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Drama

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Trivia

The second film for George 'Spanky' McFarland where he doesn't play the character of "Spanky". See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Jerry: If you have any trouble gettin' in the courtroom, ask for Officer Grovin. Him and me is as close as three in a bed.
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Soundtracks

My Name Is Abraham
(uncredited)
Composer unknown
Sung by John Larkin in jail, and joined by other prisoners for the refrains
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Strong Performances
10 December 2003 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

The strong cast -- including Spanky McFarland away from the Hal Roach studio -- really shines in this well-mannered, but definitely Pre-code drama. Richard Dix ha rarely been better as a man slowly unraveling in prison, but Una Merkel is terrific in a straight role.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1933 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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