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Born Reckless (1930)



Born Reckless

(1930)

Comedy / Crime / Romance 

83 minutes

Directed by Andrew Bennison and John Ford

Cast:

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
Joe Brown as Needle Beer Grogan, bartender
Ben Bard as Joe Bergman
Pat Somerset as Duke
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 Extra 
Randolph Scott as Dick

Notorious gangster Louis Beretti gets a second chance when a judge offers him the opportunity to enlist in the military and serve in the war instead of serving time in jail.  Louis accepts and he and his buddies go to war.  On returning home however, he starts up a nightclub and proceeds to fall in love with the girl of one of his buddies who was killed in the war.  When her baby is kidnapped, he uses his underworld contacts to track down the kidnappers.  Will this gangster-turned-war hero be able to save the child from his former associates?
 
Notes:

One of John Ford's early films, Born Reckless features brief and uncredited appearances by John Wayne and Randolph Scott.
 




Directors: John Ford
Actors: Ward Bond, Randolph Scott, John Wayne
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Matinee Classics - Born Reckless starring Edmund Lowe, Catherine Dale Owen, Frank Albertson, Marguerite Churchill, William Harrigan, Lee Tracy, Warren Hymer, Ilka Chase, Ferike Boros, Paul Porcasi, Joe Brown, Ben Bard, Pat Somerset, Eddie Gribbon, Ward Bond, Randolph Scott and John Wayne


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