As well as being one of the finest actors of his generation, Edward G. Robinson was the unsung hero of…
Raft and Robinson are at the brawling point!
Hank McHenry and Johnny Marshall work as power company linesmen. Hank is injured in an accident and subsequently promoted to foreman of the gang. Tensions start to show in the road crew as rivalry between Hank and Johnny increases.
June Challenge film 78. Going into this one, based on the description, I expected it to be a battle between my two favorite tough guys Edward G. Robinson and George Raft for most of the film. That wasn't really the case. They were really good friends for most of the film. Both are still good in their parts as electrical line workers who go out and repair the damage done during storms. I am sure it is not as bad these days as depicted in this film where there was about a 75% serious injury/death casualty rate on the crew, but it really made me appreciate the work utility workers do. Marlene Dietrich is convincing as the love interest that comes between the two men. The ending of the film was pretty tense, but a bit predictable. This was a solid film overall for me.
First Walsh I haven't really enjoyed.
- Double Indemnity
- Scarlet Street
- House Of Strangers
- Night Has a Thousand Eyes
- The Red House
- Early Summer
- Coal Miner's Daughter
- Robin Hood of El Dorado
These are films I would like to see for the 1st time in 2013 to be considered for my annual…
- Giorgio Moroder Presents Metropolis
- The Rookie
- The 39 Steps
- Scent of a Woman