This potboiler B film from Monogram is a salute to that unsung group of heroines, the telephone switchboard operators. And for a product coming from Monogram Pictures this thing was a piece of cinematic art.
Grant Withers and Warren Hymer are a pair of telephone linemen who arrive in town on a new assignment and find romance with switchboard operators Judith Allen and Alice White. It's a bit of rough going with Withers and Allen and even rougher going with Withers and new boss Pat Flaherty.
And Flaherty has his own problems with a young wife out stepping with the engineer in charge of the local dam Cornelius Keefe. For reasons only explained that Flaherty is such a nice guy all of them try to protect him from the scandal and all of them get in trouble because of it.
Everyone's problems gets washed away when Keefe's dam bursts in a flood. At that point Allen and White are a pair of heroines keeping the switchboard open as a center of communication as the flood waters rise.
For a Monogram Picture the editing of newsreel flood footage into the film is nicely done as that studio did not have a true special effects department. In fact it will stand up to several of the major studios in terms of how good it was.
Not a bad B picture and for Monogram it was great art.
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