Bright Lights (1930)/The Reckless Hour (1931)
This Dorothy Mackaill double bill starts with the tune-filled early talkie melodrama "Bright Lights," which casts her as a stage actress basking in her last appearance before retiring to married life with a rich swain. Unfortunately, flashbacks show that her past wasn't that pretty...and it's about to catch up with her. Frank Fay, Noah Beery co-star under Michael Curtiz's direction; look for a debuting John Carradine. AKA: "Adventures In Africa." Then, "The Reckless Hour" casts her as a shopgirl left with child and embittered by playboy cad Walter Byron, with only the kind attentions of artist Conrad Nagel between her and complete ruin. Joan Blondell, H.B. Warner co-star. 140 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
- Michael Curtiz, John Francis Dillon
- Black & White
- DVD-R Fullscreen
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Dorothy Mackaill, Frank Fay, Conrad Nagel, Noah Beery Sr., H. B. Warner, Joan Blondell, Inez Courtney, Walter Byron, Eddie Nugent, Joe Donahue, Daphne Pollard, Edmund Breese, Dorothy Peterson, Helen Ware, Philip Strange, William House, James Murray, Claude King, Tom Dugan, Ivan Simpson, Jean Bary, Edwin Lynch, Mae Madison, Frank McHugh, Virginia Sale