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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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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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Jerome Kern wrote the hit song "Reckless" for Jean to sing! (Ad cuts). See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Comedy

Certificate:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

After the movie was completed and shot as a straight drama, MGM decided to make it into a musical, so production was resumed. This became one of Jean Harlow's few real flops. Its failure pleased Libby Holman immensely. 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

Mona Leslie: One way or the other, I've spent most of my life on a merry-go-round,
Bob Harrison: You can't get very far going around in circles.
Mona Leslie: No, but at least you're sure to get back where you started. That's something.
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Jean Harlow (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Reckless
(1935)
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Played during the opening and closing credits
Sung by Jean Harlow (uncredited) (dubbed by Virginia Verrill (uncredited)) in a production number
Danced by Jean Harlow (uncredited), Rafael Alcayde (uncredited) and chorus
Sung by Nina Mae McKinney (uncredited)
Reprised by the band at Jo's Wedding with Jean Harlow (uncredited) dancing
Played as background music often
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I enjoyed every moment.
11 February 2004 | by Profaine_AngelSee all my reviews

It was one of the first Harlow movies I saw. Don't laugh, but I actually cried towards the end. But that's just me, I cried when I saw Saratoga too. I watch them again and again and I never get tired of them. I'm only 20 and I feel like I've been watching these movies forever.


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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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Box Office

Budget:

$858,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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