Screen Directors Playhouse: Season 1, Episode 35

High Air (12 Sep. 1956)

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A father and his estranged son, both tunnel workers in New York City, are forced to deal with each other during a dangerous collapse.

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Joe Redman
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Steve Redman
John Alderson ...
Swede
Leo Gordon ...
Tom Martin
Hal Baylor ...
Man with Bends
William Doty ...
Sandhogger #1
Don Kennedy ...
Foreman / Sandhogger #2
Mike Ragan ...
Sandhogger #3
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Sandhogger #4
Duane Grey ...
Sandhogger #5 (as Duane Thorson)
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A father and his estranged son, both tunnel workers in New York City, are forced to deal with each other during a dangerous collapse.

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First class teleplay
24 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Typical story of a father/son conflict. Son takes a job working with his father who wants him to do better. William Bendix plays a sandhog who digs tunnels under rivers and has arguments with his son over the working conditions and dangers of the profession. I remember seeing this when I was in the eight grade and it scared the hell out of me when I saw it.

Current episodes on the Discovery Channel about sandhogs reminded me of the teleplay.

I don't know who won an Emmy in 1955, but William Bendix at least should have been nominated.


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