Cinema: The New Pictures: Jun. 21, 1937

Slim (Warner) is a story of electric linemen, the high-wire workers employed in constructing and repairing the country's power lines. With minimum resort to dramatic contrivance, it presents certain interlocking episodes in the lives of Linemen Red Blayd (Pat O'Brien) and Slim (Henry Fonda). It begins when Slim, a farm boy fascinated by the hazardous function of the linemen putting up a transmission tower, asks for a job; it ends, after Red falls to his death in a high-wire accident, with Slim climbing a tower in a blizzard to resume the repair job thus...

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