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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 Tiger Shark (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
Brenda Fowler
as Miss Ferredice
Dick Wessel
as Al
Herbert Heywood
as Timekeeper
Walter Miller
as Jim Vincent
Ben Hendricks, Jr.
as Kelly
Dorothy Vaughan
as Nurse
Cliff Saum
as Reel Boss
Maidel Turner
as Mrs. Johnson
Edwin Maxwell
as Corton
Joseph King
as Steve
Ferdinand Schumann-Heink
as Waiter
George Lloyd
as Gambler
Max Wagner
as Griff
Wade Boteler
as Man
Alonzo Price
as Gambler
Harland Tucker
as Lafe Garrettson
Emmett Vogan
as Clerk
Henry Otho
as Mitch
Davison Clark
as Sam
John Harron
as Workman


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