Reckless
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MGM's Reckless was inspired by the notorious and tragic romance between torch singer Libby Holman and tobacco heir Smith Reynolds (which also provided fodder for such a clef films as Brief Moment, Sing, Sinner, Sing and Written on the Wind). Jean Harlow stars as Mona, an ambitious chorus girl who becomes romantically involved with philanthropist Ned Riley (William Powell) and jaded socialite Bob Harison (Franchot Tone). Unable to marry Mona because of their "stations in life," the headstrong Bob solves this dilemma by committing suicide. Disgraced in the eyes of everyone, Mona… More

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