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The Reckoning - 11" x 17" Poster ~ $9.98
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 1 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: April 30, 2013
- Originally Released: 1932
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Sally Blane & James Murray|
|Performer:||Bryant Washburn, Edmund Breese & Pat O'Malley|
|Directed by||Harry L. Fraser|
|Screenwriting by||Harry L. Fraser|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Bearing a strong resemblance to her sister Loretta Young, actress Sally Blane co-starred with Rudy Vallee (The Vagabond Lover, 1929), Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (Little Accident, 1930), Walter Huston (The Star Witness, 1931), and Buster Crabbe (She Had To Choose, 1934) before marrying director Norman Foster and choosing domestic life. Handsome James Murray seemed headed for stardom after turning in a brilliant performance for King Vidor in The Crowd (1928). Despite acquitting himself well in three Lon Chaney movies, The Big City (1928), The Shakedown (1928) and Thunder (1929) he succumbed to alcoholism. His lifeless body was retrieved from the Hudson River in 1936 at age 35.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 2 ratings.
By 1932 Murray's career had hit the skids due
to his chronic alcoholism. By all reports he was
a belligerent drunk and poor Sally Blane
probably did not relish her assignment here.
Saying that, it was an intelligent drama really
elevated by the performances of both Murray
This movie took a different approach to the usual
"crime does not pay" method by focusing on
Blane's character. She plays Judy who is fed up
with her boyfriend's life of petty crime but Terry
is torn between her and his mentor "Doc" who
tracks them down to a little country town where
Judy has finally persuaded Terry to settle down.
"Doc" gives the impression of wanting to help in
their rehabilitation but in reality......
This picture is worth seeing because of James Murray, who died tragically in his mid-thirties from alcoholism. It's a rare treat to see one of his films, as many of them are considered lost. He is good here, as is the entire cast as a whole. The print is acceptably watchable-not great but not bad either. Sally Blane very much resembles her real-life sister Loretta Young here.
- Sales Rank: 35,979
- UPC: 089218694690
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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