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Wrecking Crew (1942)

Follows a crew as they work under a deadline set by their boss to complete the demolition of a building. Touches on the lives of several of the crew in their lives away from the job and ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank McDonald

Writers:

Robert T. Shannon (story), Mauri Grashin (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Arlen ... Matt Carney
Chester Morris ... Duke Mason
Jean Parker ... Peggy Starr
Joe Sawyer ... Fred Bunce
Esther Dale ... Mike O'Glendy
Alexander Granach ... Joe Poska
Evelyn Brent ... Martha Poska
Billy Nelson ... Tom Kemp
William Hall ... Red
Frank Melton ... Pete
Fred Sherman Fred Sherman ... Emil
Alec Craig ... Charlie
Nigel De Brulier ... Father Zachary
Byron Foulger ... Mission Worker
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Follows a crew as they work under a deadline set by their boss to complete the demolition of a building. Touches on the lives of several of the crew in their lives away from the job and shows rhe comraderie of the crew in their work and even away from work. Written by Joseph

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THRILLS! CHILLS!...HIGH OVER A CITY'S ROOFTOPS! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nerver af stål See more »

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Production Co:

Pine-Thomas Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The Dollar Bills Do Another Good Picture
20 July 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

The Dollar Bills produced one of their usual competent action Bs with this flick. Chester Morris and Richard Arlen are two of the guys who tear down old buildings so someone else can put up new ones. The only problem is that Morris is a jinx. However, when he rescues Jean Parker from throwing herself in the river, his jinx vanishes and the two men can compete over her while knocking down a building for boss Esther Dale.

One of the pleasures of looking at Pine-Thomas productions is that they offered roles to old-timers whose careers were not as prosperous as they once had been -- thus Arlen, Morris and Miss Dale. Further down the cast list are such notable performers as Evelyn Brent, as the widow of a crew member who was killed; Nigel de Brulier as a priest; and Byron Foulger as a missionary worker.

Although the story line is fairly predictable -- Pine-Thomas always went with minor variations on proved winners -- there are some good thrill sequences, showing the dangers in the trade of the wreckers. While no award winner, it's a pleasant movie with proved -- and cheap -- talent.


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