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Steel Town (1952)

 -  Drama  -  March 1952 (USA)
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Steve Kostain (Lund), nephew of the owner, begins working at a steel mill to learn the business from the bottom up. He rooms with a steel working family, the McNamaras, and falls for the ... See full summary »

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'Red' McNamara
John Lund ...
Steve Kostane
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Jim Denko
William Harrigan ...
John 'Mac' McNamara
Eileen Crowe ...
Millie McNamara
Chick Chandler ...
Ernie
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Joe Rakich
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Steve Kostain (Lund), nephew of the owner, begins working at a steel mill to learn the business from the bottom up. He rooms with a steel working family, the McNamaras, and falls for the daughter, "Red" (Sheridan), who is already involved with another steelworker, Jim (Duff.) Although he is at first has a hard time with his co-workers, he eventually wins them over, and also wins the girl. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Men of steel! Women of flesh!

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March 1952 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Fun to watch in retrospect
31 October 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If this film is nothing else, it is an excellent statement/commentary on a working class town in the 1950s. Great use of color for 1952, which was allegedly done to properly feature Ann Sheridan's red hair. Many scenes were filmed at the Kaiser steel plant in Fontana, CA. What the average viewer in the 21st century probably will not know is that the cars used in this movie were manufactured by the Kaiser-Frazer Motor corporation. Of all the aspects of this film, seeing these old cars, a very colorful 1951 Kaiser driven by Lund and a 1951 Henry J (also made by Kaiser) driven by Duff, was a real treat. Not much of a story but excellent social commentary on a period many look back on with rose colored glasses.


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