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.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The story was a bit dry. But that's about all I have to say negative about this movie. Marlene looked wonderful throughout the entire film as per usual. Also, George Raft is quite a charmer, I adore his face. I thanked god for the ending because it was getting really dull near the end. But besides all that, I liked it. Oh who am I kidding? I only watched it because of how hot and sexy Marlene looks in every movie. NOT MAD THO.
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.
- 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…
- 49th Parallel
- Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
- Abe Lincoln in Illinois
- Act of Violence
- Adam's Rib
These lists were originally on ListsOfBests. I thought they were good rough guides for each decade. Let me know if…