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Born Reckless (1930 film)

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Producer  James Kevin McGuinness
Language  English
5.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Comedy, Drama
Cinematography  George Schneiderman
Country  United States
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Director  Andrew Bennison John Ford
Release date  May 11, 1930 (1930-05-11)
Writer  Donald Henderson Clarke (novel), Dudley Nichols (screenplay)
Directors  John Ford, Andrew Bennison
Cast  Edmund Lowe (Louis Beretti), Catherine Dale Owen (Joan Sheldon), Frank Albertson (Frank Sheldon), Marguerite Churchill (Rosa Beretti), William Harrigan (Good News Brophy), Lee Tracy (Bill O'Brien)
Similar movies  Related John Ford movies
Tagline  The master mind of gangdom gets a change of heart!

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Born Reckless is a 1930 American Pre-Code crime comedy directed by Andrew Bennison and John Ford, from a screenplay written by Donald Henderson Clarke based on his novel Louis Beretti. The film starred Edmund Lowe and Catherine Dale Owen.


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A gangster, Louis Beretti, gets caught involved in a jewelry heist and taken to see the judge. The war has begun and hoping to use the publicity to get re-elected, the judge offers Louis and his two buddies, the choice of going to jail, or signing up to fight in the war - if they prove themselves, he will throw away their arrests.

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Louis makes it home from the war (one of his buddies was killed), and opens up a night club downtown that becomes very successful. His employees are former members of his gang, and he maintains contact with "Big", still a gangster.

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Louis falls for the sister of his buddy who was killed in the war, but she already has plans to marry. He tells her nevertheless, that if she ever needs him, she should call and he will come. When her baby is kidnapped (her husband is away), she does call for Louis and he realizes that the kidnapping has been done by "Big" and the gang. Louis goes to save the baby and confront those of the gang who have taken part in the kidnapping. Shots are exchanged.

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After he returns the baby to his mother, Louis goes back to his nightclub where "Big" is waiting. They talk of old times though they realize they will need to shoot it out, which they do...


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  • Edmund Lowe as Louis Beretti
  • Catherine Dale Owen as Joan Sheldon
  • Frank Albertson as Frank Sheldon
  • Marguerite Churchill as Rosa Beretti
  • William Harrigan as Good News Brophy
  • Lee Tracy as Bill O'Brien
  • Warren Hymer as Big Shot
  • Ilka Chase as High Society Customer at Beretti's
  • Ferike Boros as Ma Beretti
  • Paul Porcasi as Pa Beretti
  • Ben Bard as Joe Bergman
  • Eddie Gribbon as Bugs
  • Mike Donlin as Fingy Moscovitz
  • Paul Page as Ritzy Reilly
  • Roy Stewart as District Attorney Cardigan
  • Jack Pennick as Sergeant
  • Ward Bond as Sergeant
  • Yola d'Avril as French Girl
  • John Wayne as Soldier (uncredited)
  • References

    Born Reckless (1930 film) Wikipedia
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