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Slim (1937)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 24 June 1937 (USA)
A veteran lineman takes an awe-struck young farmer under his wing, but problems arise when he introduces him to his occasional girlfriend, a pretty nurse.

Director:

Ray Enright

Writers:

William Wister Haines (novel), William Wister Haines (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pat O'Brien ... Red Blayd
Henry Fonda ... Slim
Stuart Erwin ... Stumpy
Margaret Lindsay ... Cally
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Pop
Dick Purcell ... Tom
Joe Sawyer ... Wilcox (as Joseph Sawyer)
Craig Reynolds ... Gambler
John Litel ... Wyatt Ranstead
Jane Wyman ... Stumpy's Girl
Harland Tucker Harland Tucker ... Lafe Garrettson (as Harlan Tucker)
Joe King ... Steve (as Joseph King)
Carlyle Moore Jr. ... Al
Archie Robbins ... Joe Braithewaite (as James Robbins)
Henry Otho Henry Otho ... Mitch
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Storyline

Farmer slim joins a group of workers who are building power lines. Foreman Red teaches him all he needs and soon they become friends. When they are fired because they protected their boss in a case when another worker died by falling from a mast because he was drunk, they go to Chicago, where they spend their money and visit Red's girl friend, Cally. Cally, who Red doesn't want to marry because he doesn't want to make her a widow if he has an accident - also falls in love with Slim. On another construction site, Slim is stabbed by a personal foe of Red, when he accused him of sabotaging a ladder Red was going to use to 100 feet. Cally, a nurse, comes to the hospital near the construction site and gets Slim back on his feet. Cally proposes marriage if Slim stops working, but he refuses and joins Red on a dangerous job, keeping the power during a blizzard on the northern Eastcoast. Working next to 88,000 volt power line means taking a deadly risk, as Cally, Red and Slim know.... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alta Tensão See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Davison Clark (Sam), Brenda Fowler (Miss Ferredice) and Tom Wilson (Gambler) are all in studio records for those roles, but were not seen in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When O'Brien and Fonda are driving through the desert, Fonda's wearing a brown hat. but the longer shots of his double shows a white hat. See more »

Quotes

Clarence 'Stumpy' Stump: You think, that woman made Joe settle down worse than a brown squirrel with the gout! If any girl chained me down like that, I'd be meaner to her than I was to my paw! Heh-heh-heh.
Slim Kincaid: [Offended by the remark] Stumpy, if them's the brains you was born with, you oughta sue your paw for damage.
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Connections

References Bureau of Missing Persons (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep Young and Beautiful
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Slim and Stumpy first arrive in town
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A young Henry Fonda in a great family action film
7 October 2000 | by ozarksailorSee all my reviews

Seasoned veteran Pat O'Brien and soon-to-be-great Henry Fonda make this fast moving action drama fun for the entire family to watch together. The story of linemen's dangerous work on the tall towers and hot electric lines takes place back in the 1930's, long before OSHA instituted safety procedures on such undertakings. It's a shame this film has never been made available for home rental.


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