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The Secret 6

Wallace Beery stars as a ruthless mob boss loosely based on Al Capone in this hardboiled Pre-Code crime saga.
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DVD-R Details

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 23 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: October 16, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1931
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten36%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 129

Upright67%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 1,438,944
Rating: 2.5/5 -- This film appears to have been designed by cocaine addicts. [Full review in Spanish] Full Review
Cinemanía (Spain)
Jul 17, 2019
Rating: 3.5/5 -- If you can set aside the movie's countless flaws and just go to watch a stupid mindless movie, then you are good to go with this film. Full Review
WJFK-FM (CBS Radio)
Jun 1, 2008
Rating: 2.5/5 -- National Treasure: the Book of Secrets is an absurd adventure, but its absurdity is wacky and warmhearted. You have to suspend your disbelief, but so what? National Treasure: the Book of Secrets delivers on what it sets out to be: lively and Full Review
Fayetteville Free Weekly
Feb 2, 2009
Rating: B- -- "Book of Secrets" isn't going to be remembered as an all-time great film, but it serves its purpose by entertaining its intended audience. What more can you ask of a film? Full Review
Bowling Green Daily News
Oct 28, 2019
This just might be the silliest movie ever to feature three Academy Award winners.
Ebert & Roeper
Dec 26, 2007
Rating: 1/4 -- The plot is illogical to the core, which one would have accepted had the film been a sheer roller-coaster ride, leaving you little time to notice the holes in the plot. Full Review
Outlook
Jan 29, 2019
Leave it to coproducer Jerry Bruckheimer to revive the Indiana Jones cycle without the period setting, the camp elements, or Spielberg's efficiency; director Jon Turteltaub just plods along. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Dec 26, 2007

Description by OLDIES.com:

Wallace Beery gives a powerhouse performance in this hard-boiled Pre-Code crime saga costarring Clark Gable and Jean Harlow in her MGM debut. Beery stars as Louis Scorpio, a stockyard worker who takes over a bootlegging gang run by small-town hoodlum Johnny Franks (Ralph Bellamy in his screen debut). Muscling into the big city rackets, Scorpio is targeted by the Secret Six, a masked tribunal that works with reporter Carl Luckner (Gable) to dig up the dirt that could convict the mobster and send him straight to the chair.

Borrowed from Howard Hughes, Jean Harlow was cast as one of Scorpio's molls, sharing a few scenes with the up-and-coming Gable. Although his part was small at first, Gable's role was beefed up during production, eventually tripling in size. Within a year, the pair would become two of MGM's biggest stars, reteaming five more times before Harlow's untimely death in 1937.

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Warner Archive Collection

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 10,024
  • UPC: 883316650004
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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