The Secret 6

Wallace Beery stars as a ruthless mob boss loosely based on Al Capone in this hardboiled Pre-Code crime saga.
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 23 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: October 16, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1931
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten36%

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Total Count: 129

Upright67%

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User Ratings: 1,438,944
Rating: 3/4 -- A slight improvement over its agreeable forebearer... Full Review
Reel Film Reviews
Jun 18, 2008
Leave it to coproducer Jerry Bruckheimer to revive the Indiana Jones cycle without the period setting, the camp elements, or Spielberg's efficiency; director Jon Turteltaub just plods along. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Dec 26, 2007
Rating: 2.5/5 -- National Treasure: the Book of Secrets is an absurd adventure, but its absurdity is wacky and warmhearted. You have to suspend your disbelief, but so what? National Treasure: the Book of Secrets delivers on what it sets out to be: lively and Full Review
Fayetteville Free Weekly
Feb 2, 2009
This just might be the silliest movie ever to feature three Academy Award winners.
Ebert & Roeper
Dec 26, 2007
Rating: 6.5/10 -- National Treasure: Book of Secrets is a pretty typical blockbuster sequel, focused intently on appeasing what it thinks the audience wants, and missing out on what it takes to make a truly good movie. Full Review
ComingSoon.net
Apr 20, 2011
Rating: B- -- "Book of Secrets" isn't going to be remembered as an all-time great film, but it serves its purpose by entertaining its intended audience. What more can you ask of a film? Full Review
Bowling Green Daily News
Oct 28, 2019
Rating: 2.5/4 -- Even when its credibility is stretched thin, it coasts through on charm...which gives it just enough points to make it not a waste of time. Full Review
From the Front Row
Jul 5, 2019

Description by OLDIES.com:

Wallace Beery gives a powerhouse performance in this hard-boiled Pre-Code crime saga costarring Clark Gable and Jean Harlow in her MGM debut. Beery stars as Louis Scorpio, a stockyard worker who takes over a bootlegging gang run by small-town hoodlum Johnny Franks (Ralph Bellamy in his screen debut). Muscling into the big city rackets, Scorpio is targeted by the Secret Six, a masked tribunal that works with reporter Carl Luckner (Gable) to dig up the dirt that could convict the mobster and send him straight to the chair.

Borrowed from Howard Hughes, Jean Harlow was cast as one of Scorpio's molls, sharing a few scenes with the up-and-coming Gable. Although his part was small at first, Gable's role was beefed up during production, eventually tripling in size. Within a year, the pair would become two of MGM's biggest stars, reteaming five more times before Harlow's untimely death in 1937.

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Warner Archive Collection

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  • UPC: 883316650004
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