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      Reckless

      Released Apr 19, 1935 1h 36m Musical Romance List
      Reviews 44% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A Broadway star's (Jean Harlow) agent (William Powell) sees her through the scandal of her marriage to a drunken socialite (Franchot Tone). Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine Handicapped by a cheap story and a limited talent for singing and dancing, Jean Harlow still contrives to give a persuasive and reasonably honest performance. Aug 7, 2019 Full Review Helen Brown Norden Vanity Fair Advertised as the first film in which Jean Harlow sings and dances, the actual sequences would fool no one above the age of two. However, whoever does sing does it nicely enough. Miss Harlow moves her lips in tempo and sways hips with magnificent aplomb. Jun 7, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A predictable but enjoyable romantic comedy. Rated: B Aug 12, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member So Fresh: Absolute Must See! Jean Harlow shines!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member William Powell is delightful, Jean Harlow is warm and vulnerable, Rosalind Russell is charming, and even Franchot Tone, who plays a millionaire playboy who jilts Russell for Harlow without truly knowing his own mind, is witty. The dialog, particularly in the first half of the movie, is light and amusing, and there are a couple of nice musical numbers. It gets a little fast paced and soap operatic towards the end, but it's always entertaining. This is the film that got Powell and Harlow together personally for the last two years of her life, and their chemistry shows. The early scene with them lounging together and him proposing in his own way as she drowses off is fantastic, and Powell's scenes with the old granny are also priceless. It's also fun to see a young Mickey Rooney in a couple of scenes. Not perfect but watch this one for the cast and their performances. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member The MGM gloss can't enhance this boring, talky love triangle melodrama with a few production numbers thrown in for good measure; supporting roles by Rosalind Russell, Mickey Rooney and Allan Jones add a bit of spice to the proceedings. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Real-life couple Jean Harlow and William Powell do have chemistry and on-screen sparks, but the hokey story they're saddled with is pretty uninvolving. The film has a grand Hollywood cast, excellent production values and big musical numbers, the script, by David O. Selznick ended up making this one of Harlow's few flops. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Tonally odd screwball comedy-to-drama, with Jean Harlow as a Broadway singer who recklessly marries blue-blood admirer, Franchot Tone. William Powell's long-time friend character, who secretly pines after Harlow, is maybe the only one whose wit and talents are used well here. Tone annoys as the mopey husband, and Harlow's badly-dubbed musical numbers don't do her any favors. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member good screwball comedy Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A Broadway star's (Jean Harlow) agent (William Powell) sees her through the scandal of her marriage to a drunken socialite (Franchot Tone).
      Director
      Victor Fleming
      Producer
      David O. Selznick
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Genre
      Musical, Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 19, 1935, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 1, 2009
      Runtime
      1h 36m
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