Hank McHenry and Johnny Marshall work on a road crew for the power company. In a freak accident Hank is injured and is promoted to foreman of the gang. One night Hank and Johnny meet Fay Duval in a clip joint, but tensions start to show in the road crew as rivally between Hank and Johnny increases.Written by
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This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Sunday 30 September 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Albuquerque Saturday 27 October 1956 on KOAT (Channel 7), in Salt Lake City Tuesday 19 February 1957 on KUTV (Channel 2), in New York City Saturday 23 February 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Indianapolis Sunday 17 March 1957 on WFBM (Channel 6), and in Phoenix Monday 24 June 1957 on KVAR (Channel 12). See more »
After Johnny bails Fay out of jail, they are seen walking together down a stairway at the police station. When they arrive at the first landing, as they turn and continue to descend the stairs, the shadow of the microphone boom can be seen on the wall behind them. See more »
Manpower, is typical of the Warner Bros. action films of the 40's. It's filled with drama, tension, comedy and action. There is a lot of memorable dialogue, which puts modern films to shame. Probably, the best feature of this film is the cast. Dietrich, Robinson and Raft are topnotch. The supporting cast of Alan Hale, Frank McHugh, and Ward Bond lend superb comic relief. Manpower is a fun film which deserves repeated viewings.
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