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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
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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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Dolores (waitress)
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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)  »

Also Known As:

A Cidade do Aço  »

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Great steelmaking document
20 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Outstanding documentation of the open hearth steel making process! The tour of the mill that Steve Kostane (John Lund) is given is an excellent summary, from raw materials (including coke-making!) into the blast furnace to produce the iron, to steel in the open hearth, to teeming the red-hot ingots and readying them for the rolling mill. There are not many integrated steel mills like this left in the US, and none AFAIK use the open hearth process anymore (today steel is made in the BOF, basic oxygen furnace, or is melted from scrap). BTW, in addition to automaking, Kaiser Steel also had a large shipbuilding division which turned out Liberty ships in WWII.

OK, so while the movie IS a bit cornball, it's a great document in glorious living Technicolor©! It's a shame that it doesn't seem to be commercially available on DVD.


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