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Steel Against the Sky (1941)

Rough-hewn Rocky Evans has two great loves--his job building bridges and beautiful Helen Powers, his boss' daughter. But it's Rocky's shiftless brother Chuck who wins Helen's affections. ... See full summary »

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Helen Powers
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Chuck Evans
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John Powers
Edward Ellis ...
Pop Evans
Walter Catlett ...
Professor Rupert Sampson
Howard Da Silva ...
Bugs (as Howard da Silva)
Edward Brophy ...
Pete Evans
Julie Bishop ...
Myrt
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Ed (scenes deleted)
Edward Hearn ...
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Weldon Heyburn ...
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Cyril Ring ...
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Rough-hewn Rocky Evans has two great loves--his job building bridges and beautiful Helen Powers, his boss' daughter. But it's Rocky's shiftless brother Chuck who wins Helen's affections. Chuck even takes a job on Rocky's bridge-building crew to woo Helen, but the two brothers soon find themselves clashing over work and love. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <DanNGM@aol.com>

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13 December 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dois Irmãos e um Amor  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played as part of the score at the wedding
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Pretty Decent, Undemanding Warners 'B'
12 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Steel Against the Sky is an engaging yet uneven blend of comedy, romance and melodrama set in the construction industry. Another example of the kind of quick and snazzy movies that Warner Brothers ground out like sausages in the early '40s, but it's scripted and directed so indifferently that the whole project cries out for the macho verve of a Raoul Walsh. Lloyd Nolan and Craig Stevens star as bickering brothers vying for the attentions of pretty Alexis Smith. What ensues is very predictable, but Stevens and Smith have undeniable chemistry (the couple latter married and stayed united until Smith's death in the 1990s) and the thrills come assuredly in the climax atop a huge, slippery bridge. For comedic relief, Walter Catlett annoys as a bumbling scientist. Luckily, his scenes aren't too long. A young and unknown Jackie Gleason has a funny little scene early on.


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