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The Secret Six

Released Apr 18, 1931 1h 20m Crime Drama List
Reviews 28% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Reporters, vigilantes, a moll (Jean Harlow) and a crooked lawyer (Lewis Stone) bring down a bootlegger (Wallace Beery). Read More Read Less

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Scott Nash Three Movie Buffs The first pairing of Gable and Harlow is the highlight of this so-so film. Rated: 2.5/4 Apr 7, 2013 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Rising star Clark Gable impressed the MGM studio bosses so much in this gangster pic, they gave him a long-term contract. Rated: B- May 5, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D Entertaining gangster flick with not enough Gable. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/09/23 Full Review Tom M Dull and predictable. Nothing secret or suspenseful about the 'six'. Wasted cast. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 06/02/20 Full Review Audience Member Great gangster movie, being a friend means you get shot in the back. First big flick for Gable and before he had a moustache, and first pairing of Gable and Harlow. Wallace Beery is a big wise guy with no morals. Ralph Bellamy cast against type - this was his first movie. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member In the '30s, Warner Bros. specialized in gritty, violent urban crime dramas, and no studio did them better. This tough-as-nails gangster film is, surprisingly enough, from MGM, and compares favorably with the Warners product--in fact, it comes out ahead in several respects. The cast is terrific--with Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Ralph Bellamy and Clark Gable (before he was a star), to name a few... Polluting The Justice System--This movie is a thinly veiled attempt to portray the life of Al Capone. The violent rise and fall of the gangster, portrayed by Wallace Beery, the taking over of the government of an adjacent small town, the eventual tax problem that Beery's character has...these and other subplots are mirror images of Capone's Chicago... Bootlegging with Beery!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member awesome pre-code gangsta saga Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member A solid gangster flick, with up-and-coming stars Clark Gable and Jean Harlow lending support to Wallace Beery. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Reporters, vigilantes, a moll (Jean Harlow) and a crooked lawyer (Lewis Stone) bring down a bootlegger (Wallace Beery).
Director
George W. Hill
Producer
Irving Thalberg, George W. Hill
Screenwriter
Frances Marion, Frances Marion
Distributor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Production Co
Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Cosmopolitan Films
Genre
Crime, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Apr 18, 1931, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 24, 2016
Runtime
1h 20m
Sound Mix
Mono
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