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Making his debut with Warner Brothers, Henry Fonda plays an apprentice high-voltage lineman working with the no-nonsense, but very experienced Pat O'Brien. Stringing up the high-tension electrical wires on tall metal towers is dangerous work, but from the moment he sees the linemen at work, farm boy Slim (Fonda) knows that this is the job for him. He convinces crew-boss Red Blayd (O'Brien) of this and after heavy-duty training, and the overcoming of a few fears, he starts to work. Tensions arise when Fonda falls in love with Blayd's gal Cally (Margaret Lindsey). Much of the plot was drawn from Margaret Lindsey (1932). ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


Pat O'Brien
as Red Blayd
Henry Fonda
as Slim
Margaret Lindsay
as Cally
Stuart Erwin
as Stumpy
John Farrell MacDonald
as Pop Traver
Dick Purcell
as Tom
Joe Sawyer
as Wilcox
John Litel
as Wyatt Ranstead
Jane Wyman
as Stumpy's Girl Friend
Ferdinand Schumann-Heink
as Waiter
Cliff Saum
as Reel Boss
Max Wagner
as Griff
Davison Clark
as Sam
Emmett Vogan
as Clerk
Joseph King
as Steve
Walter Miller
as Jim Vincent
Ben Hendricks, Jr.
as Kelly
Henry Otho
as Mitch
John Harron
as Workman
Alonzo Price
as Gambler
Maidel Turner
as Mrs. Johnson
Dick Wessel
as Al
Dorothy Vaughan
as Nurse
Edwin Maxwell
as Corton
Brenda Fowler
as Miss Ferredice
Wade Boteler
as Man
Harland Tucker
as Lafe Garrettson
Herbert Heywood
as Timekeeper
George Lloyd
as Gambler


Ray Enright
Hal B. Wallis
Sidney Hickox
Max Steiner
Composer (Music Score)
Leo F. Forbstein
Musical Direction/Supervision
Owen Marks
Sam Bischoff
Associate Producer
Howard Shoup
Costume Designer
Byron Haskin
Special Effects