Born Reckless (1930)

Genres - Crime, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Gangster Film  |   Release Date - May 11, 1930 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This drama is set during the mid Twenties when gangsters were a bit more genteel than their 1930s counterparts. Based on a true story, it profiles the experiences of a young gangster who, after getting caught during a robbery is given a choice: he can either go to prison or join the military and fight. He chooses the military. There he becomes a hero. But when he returns home, he immediately returns to gangster life. Trouble ensues when he falls for an aristocratic woman with a daughter. Their happiness is interrupted by an old enemy who kidnaps the girl. The protagonist successfully saves the girl and kills his enemy.

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bad-guy-turns-good, choices, conflict, courage, criminal, forbidden-love, gangster, high-society, kidnapping, love, military, prison, rescue, robbery, underworld, victim, war