Three electric-company linemen--Torchy, Slim and Eddie--are constantly reprimanded by their supervisor, "Pop" Foster, for their behavior, which is a bit too "happy-go-lucky" for Pop's ... See full summary »

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Three electric-company linemen--Torchy, Slim and Eddie--are constantly reprimanded by their supervisor, "Pop" Foster, for their behavior, which is a bit too "happy-go-lucky" for Pop's tastes. On the day that Pop gets his 25-year service pin and is to retire, the crew is called out on an emergency repair call. When Pop goes down into a manhole to see what the problem is, Torchy's negligence causes an explosion, and Pop is killed. The three decide to take care of Pop's pretty young daughter, Ann, by having her move into their house and be their housekeeper. It's not long, however, before each of them begins to fall for Ann, and Ann has the same feelings for one of them. Complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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15 September 1938 (USA)  »

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Crashin' Thru Danger  »

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Typical Depression era pot boiler
30 June 2005 | by (Santa Cruz, CA) – See all my reviews

Formula movie about 3 men who risk their lives maintaining the utilities in a large U.S. city in the late 30's and their romances. Sally Blane (Loretta Young's sister) is as beautiful as ever, but really can't act. The rest of the cast are 30's era contract players, doing their best when making 10 or 12 movies per year. I guess it was worth the nickel admission of it's time.

I like seeing the old city (I assume that it was filmed in LA) and seeing how the safety precautions for utility workers were pretty primitive in that era.

All in all it was an unremarkable film to me, although others may find it action packed and romantic. My favorite scene is a fight scene in a what was apparently a German Beer Hall type place, interesting for 1938.

It didn't bore me, but didn't really excite me either. If you come across it, watch it. I'd be curious what other people thought of it.


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