David O. Selznick's vain attempt to turn Jean Harlow into a singing and dancing star (he produced and wrote the original story), RECKLESS casts the great blond comedienne as Broadway actress Mona Leslie, whose marriage to wealthy industrialist Bob Harrison (Franchot Tone) turns bad, or so
he tells his old flame, Josephine Mercer (Rosalind Russell), prompting his wife to seek solace from her agent, Ned Riley (William Powell). Thinking this action proves that Mona has rejected him, Bob commits suicide, and rumors fly that Mona has killed her husband so she can be with Ned. A custody
battle ensues, and Mona loses her child to Bob's father (Henry Stephenson), but Ned r...