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Slim

Released Jun 24, 1937 1h 20m Comedy Drama List
Reviews 50% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
Slim (Henry Fonda), a young man growing up on a Depression-era farm, becomes fascinated by the electrical workers raising high-tension wires nearby. After befriending lineman Red Blayd (Pat O'Brien), Slim gets to join the crew and learns the ropes about his dangerous but thrilling new job. Traveling from job to job around the country with Red, Slim falls for Red's sweetheart, the beautiful nurse Cally (Margaret Lindsay), who wants Slim to quit his treacherous job before it's too late. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member Great movie about the early days of electric line construction. Fun and intense! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member A charming little take about a group of linemen and their new recruit. Fonda is great as usual but the experience as a whole isn't one that stays with you very long, ultimately watchable but equally forgettable. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Slim (Henry Fonda), a young man growing up on a Depression-era farm, becomes fascinated by the electrical workers raising high-tension wires nearby. After befriending lineman Red Blayd (Pat O'Brien), Slim gets to join the crew and learns the ropes about his dangerous but thrilling new job. Traveling from job to job around the country with Red, Slim falls for Red's sweetheart, the beautiful nurse Cally (Margaret Lindsay), who wants Slim to quit his treacherous job before it's too late.
Director
Ray Enright
Screenwriter
William Wister Haines
Distributor
Warner Bros.
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jun 24, 1937, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Mar 5, 2013
Runtime
1h 20m