Day of Reckoning (1933) Online
In this brutal prison drama a hen-pecked husband is sentenced to prison after getting caught with his hand in the company till. He is sent to a high-rise facility in LA. It seems the fellow was only following the instructions of his domineering, constantly nagging wife who, as soon as he is put away, takes up with a more successful businessman. This causes her new lover's ex-lover to get insanely jealous and kill the conniving wife.
|Complete credited cast:|
|Richard Dix||-||John Day|
|Madge Evans||-||Dorothy Day|
|Conway Tearle||-||George Hollins|
|George 'Spanky' McFarland||-||Johnny Day (as Spanky McFarlane)|
|Isabel Jewell||-||Kate Lovett|
|Samuel S. Hinds||-||O'Farrell (as Samuel Hinds)|
Althought the onscreen credits specify the source material as "from the novel by Morris Lavine," no such novel has been found. It is likely the novel was never published.
Genevieve Tobin was listed in the Hollywood Reporter as a cast member, but she was not seen in the film.
The only film Richard Dix made at MGM. He was under contract to RKO at the time.
MGM wanted Richard Barthelmess for the lead, but his salary demands were too high.
The bill for $32.35 presented by the milkman would equate to $632 in 2019.
The second film for George 'Spanky' McFarland where he doesn't play the character of "Spanky".
This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Altoona PA Tuesday 7 May 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), and in Salt Lake City Wednesday 15 May 1957 on KTVT (Channel 4). Doomed by its age, obscurity, a cast of mostly forgotten players, and a pre-code story that was already long out of date, it was eschewed by the major markets, and only occasionally taken off the shelf in less predominant locations where its short running time filled the need of cannon fodder for insatiable early and late show mid-week time slots. It first aired in Tucson 27 August 1957 on KVOA (Channel 4), in Portland OR 31 December 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Miami 23 January 1958 on WCKT (Channel 7), in Charlotte NC 18 February 1958 on WBTV (Channel 3), in Honolulu 8 March 1958 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Norfolk VA 18 July 1958 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Kalamazoo 30 August 1958 on WKZO (Channel 3), in Tampa 1 October 1958 on WFLA (Channel 8), in Philadelphia 23 October 1958 on the All Night Movies on WFIL (Channel 6), and in Windsor ON 20 May 1959 on CKLW (Channel 9) (serving Detroit). Today it's in the vaults of Turner Classic Movies and is occasionally taken out for an airing on cable TV on TCM, much to the gratitude of a new legion of vintage film enthusiasts who appreciate the opportunity to take a fresh look at it.