High Tension

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Blending equal amounts of comedy, romance and thrills, High Tension is a near-perfect 20th Century-Fox "B" effort. Brian Donlevy and Glenda Farrell co-stars as rough-and-ready Steve Reardon and equally feisty Edith McNeal. He's a deep-sea engineer for a telephone cable company; she's a magazine writer specializing in adventure stories. Though Steve is in love with Edith, he balks at the notion of marriage. But after rescuing his best pal Eddie (Norman Foster) during a particularly dangerous job in Hawaii, Steve realizes he needs some stability in his life, and finally pops the question to Edith. Allan Dwan directs this slam-bang actioner with his usual effortless expertise.


Brian Donlevy
as Steve Reardon
Glenda Farrell
as Edith McNeil
Norman Foster
as Eddie Mitchell
Helen Wood
as Brenda Burke
Robert McWade
as Willard Stone
Theodore von Eltz
as Noble Harrison
Romaine Callender
as F. Willoughby Tuttle
Joe Sawyer
as Terry Madden
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