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Born Reckless (1958)

Rider Kelly Cobb travels to county rodeos to win money so he can buy a patch of land he wants to call his own. He rescues trick rider Jackie Adams from the clutches of an amorous sports ... See full summary »

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Howard W. Koch

Writers:

Richard H. Landau (screenplay) (as Richard Landau), Richard H. Landau (story) (as Richard Landau) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mamie Van Doren ... Jackie Adams
Jeff Richards ... Kelly Cobb
Arthur Hunnicutt ... Cool Man
Carol Ohmart ... Liz
Tom Duggan Tom Duggan ... Mark Wilson
Nacho Galindo ... Papa Gomez
Allegra Varron Allegra Varron ... Mama Gomez
Jim Canino Jim Canino ... Jose
Karen Welch Karen Welch ... Dolores (as Jovon Monteid)
Orlando Rodríguez Orlando Rodríguez ... Manuel
Don 'Red' Barry ... Okie (as Donald Barry)
Jack Lomas Jack Lomas ... Mayor (as Jack Loomis)
Asa Maynor ... Trailer Camp Girl
Jeanne Carmen ... Rodeo Girl
Doye O'Dell ... Rodeo Official
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Storyline

Rider Kelly Cobb travels to county rodeos to win money so he can buy a patch of land he wants to call his own. He rescues trick rider Jackie Adams from the clutches of an amorous sports writer after her saloon song, and they travel together. Jackie begins falling in love with Kelly, but he doesn't seem to notice as he continues to risk life and limb for his dream, occasionally being tempted by floozies. Jackie hopes to convince a man that was born reckless to change his roaming ways. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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And Mamie rocks 'em with 7 red-hot reckless tunes! She's the wickedest event on the big-time big-thrill rodeo circuit! And Mamie rocks 'em with 7 red-hot reckless tunes! Watch those bronc-busters try to tame Mamie! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Född vild och galen See more »

Filming Locations:

Saugus, California, USA

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Movie is featured in Alcatraz (2012) episode 107 "Johnny McKee" See more »

Goofs

Jackie takes a drumstick and starts beating out a rhythm on the cymbal to start "Separate the Men from the Boys", then passes the drumstick to drummer as she proceeds to sing. Three hits on the cymbal are heard while they're passing the stick. See more »

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Featured in Alcatraz: Johnny McKee (2012) See more »

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Born Reckless
Written by Buddy Bregman and Stanley Styne
Performed by Johnny Olenn and His Group
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Three Big Assets
21 June 2013 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This is a pretty good feature about some rodeo competitors and its best assets are a typically amusing hayseed performance by Arthur Hunnicutt, some sharp black and white rodeo competition photography by Joseph Biroc and Mamie van Doren's shiny blouse.

A good script allows the actors to give good performances, including Miss van Doren, who was often used as little more than a peroxide job and a large, pointy bra. A sense of anomie suffuses the production as everyone grabs a few happy moments in a tough, dying world. The following year's THE MISFITS, starring another pneumatic platinum blonde is acclaimed, but this unassuming second feature makes the same points and has more range.


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