Mr. Reckless (1948)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Drama, Romance


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Oil field worker William Eythe returns to his hometown to discover his former girlfriend is going to marry an older cafe owner. Despite his best efforts to stay away, he is continually involved with the couple with tragic results.


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31 July 2014 | bkoganbing
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| Well oiled melodrama
The world of the oilfields and the grand opera are about as disparate as you can get. But this Pine-Thomas production from Paramount has some similar plot lines as MGM's Maytime.

William Eythe has come home, he's an oil field roustabout traveling any place at anytime when a new oil field opens up with jobs. All that has made him Mr. Reckless, Eythe will do just about anything on a dare. But one thing he won't do is settle down and girl friend Barbara Britton is tired of waiting. She's decided to marry Nestor Paiva who owns a traveling eatery that caters to the oil field workers. You can imagine how Eythe takes the news, especially since he's friends with Paiva as well.

Mr. Reckless is one well oiled melodrama ending with the inevitable clash between Eythe and Paiva. Some nice location shots of the work at the oil drills and a patriotic coda as to how oil will save the world. In the 66 years between this film and now that's certainly been the case.

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Release Date:

26 March 1948

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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