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Man of Iron (1935)

Approved | | Drama | 21 December 1935 (USA)
Steel mill foreman Chris Bennett (Barton MacLane) is well-liked by his men. His rapport with them leads to his promotion to general manager, and then vice-president, over Ed Tanahill (John ... See full synopsis »

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(as William McGann)

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(screen play), (based on a story by)
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Ed Tanahill
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Bessie Bennett
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Tom Martin
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Mr. Harry Adams
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Crawford (as Joseph Sawyer)
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Harrison Balding (as Joseph King)
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Collins - a Factory Worker
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Charlie Fagan (as Gordon Elliott)
Florence Fair ...
Mrs. Balding
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Mortgage Man
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Steel mill foreman Chris Bennett (Barton MacLane) is well-liked by his men. His rapport with them leads to his promotion to general manager, and then vice-president, over Ed Tanahill (John Eldredge), cousin of Harrison Balding (Joseph King), the mill's owner.

Bitter about being passed over, Tanahill and his secretary, Vida (Mary Astor), plot to keep Chris from interacting directly with the workers. With Tanahill's encouragement, Chris spends his time golfing and monitoring progress on the construction of his expensive new house. His old friends in the mill feel abandoned. Only Tom Martin (Joseph Crehan) is sure that Chris is still on their side.

Chris's wife Bessie Bessie (Dorothy Peterson) is also unhappy about the change in their life. She misses her old friends and begs Chris to return to his former job. When Balding takes a vacation, leaving Chris in charge, things completely fall apart at the mill. The men are angry that they must work overtime for no extra money to repair a ...

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A man of muscle who went soft when his job got the best of him! See more »

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Drama

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Approved
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21 December 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Delírio de Grandeza  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The following actors are listed in studio records as appearing in this film, "Man of Iron (1936)" but were not seen in the print: George Reed (as Waiter), Budd Fine, Eddie Shubert, Gordon Carveth, Dick Bitgood, Sam Appel, George Magull, and Bert Lindley. George Magull may have been a misspelled George Magrill. See more »

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Spoofed in Man of Tin (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

My Wild Irish Rose
(1899) (uncredited)
Written by Chauncey Olcott
Sung by Barton MacLane in a shower, twice, men at the country club
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Comfortable pro-labor tale is superficial but enjoyable
6 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Labor and Management will get along if Managers come from Labor and don't wear fancy clothes. Simplistic handling of important issue in which the conflict arises when a humble foreman becomes a pretentious executive. Barton MacLane hams it up, but Joe Sawyer, Mary Astor, John Qualen and other familiar faces acquit themselves well. Fun but not exceptional.


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