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Reckless Living (1931)

Passed | | Action, Crime, Drama | 20 October 1931 (USA)
In order to be able to buy a gas station, a young couple run a speakeasy. Complications arise when the husband loses their money to bookies.


Cyril Gardner


Eva Finklestein (story "Twenty Grand") (as Eva K. Flint), Martha O'Dwyer (story "Twenty Grand") (as Martha Madison) | 4 more credits »


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Complete credited cast:
Ricardo Cortez ... Curly
Mae Clarke ... Bee
Norman Foster ... Doggie
Marie Prevost ... Alice
Slim Summerville ... The Drunk
Robert Emmett O'Connor ... Ryan
Thomas E. Jackson ... McManus
Louis Natheaux ... Block
Murray Kinnell ... Alf
Russell Hopton ... Kid Regan
Perry Ivins Perry Ivins ... Spike
Brooks Benedict ... Jerry
Frank Hagney ... Henchman
Louise Beavers ... Maid


Doggie (Norman Foster) and his girlfriend Bee (Mae Clark) are the owners of a small speakeasy in New York City and trying to save enough money from their bathtub-gin operation to buy a gas station in New Jersey and go straight. But Doggie compulsively plays the horses and is equally mesmerized by shooting craps and soon gambles away their money. But he is hauled out by a big-shot gangster, Curly (Ricardo Cotez) who sets them up in a swanky apartment as a front for his own book-making and bootlegging activities. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

20 October 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

一六生活線 See more »

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1.37 : 1
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