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Slim (1937)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 24 June 1937 (USA)
A veteran lineman takes an awe-struck young farmer under his wing, but problems arise when he introduces him to his occasional girlfriend, a pretty nurse.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Red Blayd
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Slim
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Stumpy
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Cally
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Pop
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Tom
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Wilcox (as Joseph Sawyer)
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Gambler
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Wyatt Ranstead
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Stumpy's Girl
Harland Tucker ...
Lafe Garrettson (as Harlan Tucker)
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Steve (as Joseph King)
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Al
Archie Robbins ...
Joe Braithewaite (as James Robbins)
Henry Otho ...
Mitch
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Storyline

Farmer slim joins a group of workers who are building power lines. Foreman Red teaches him all he needs and soon they become friends. When they are fired because they protected their boss in a case when another worker died by falling from a mast because he was drunk, they go to Chicago, where they spend their money and visit Red's girl friend, Cally. Cally, who Red doesn't want to marry because he doesn't want to make her a widow if he has an accident - also falls in love with Slim. On another construction site, Slim is stabbed by a personal foe of Red, when he accused him of sabotaging a ladder Red was going to use to 100 feet. Cally, a nurse, comes to the hospital near the construction site and gets Slim back on his feet. Cally proposes marriage if Slim stops working, but he refuses and joins Red on a dangerous job, keeping the power during a blizzard on the northern Eastcoast. Working next to 88,000 volt power line means taking a deadly risk, as Cally, Red and Slim know.... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Trivia

Davison Clark (Sam), Brenda Fowler (Miss Ferredice) and Tom Wilson (Gambler) are all in studio records for those roles, but were not seen in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When O'Brien and Fonda are driving through the desert, Fonda's wearing a brown hat. but the longer shots of his double shows a white hat. See more »

Quotes

Red Blayd: [Toasting] Here's to a long life and a quick checkout.
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Connections

Referenced in Fonda on Fonda (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Mother Said to Mabel
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Traditional
Sung a cappella by Stuart Erwin often, with varying lyrics
Played when Slim gets a postcard from Stumpy
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Memories of the Past
23 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Because I was a youngster and raised during the depression years,the movie "SLIM" has remained with me all my life. It was the first movie I had ever seen with Fonda and as far as I am concerned, every time I watch it now, it brings back all those childhood memories of the Great depression. It took me many years to finally watch it again and because I was able to make a copy of it, I now watch it quite frequently. I can only wonder why it is not presented more often or why it is never mentioned whenever his list of great films are mentioned. At this time I am 85 years young and I still consider Slim one of the real great films of Henry Fonda.


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