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A pre-Hopalong Cassidy William Boyd stars in the virile Cecil B. DeMille production Skyscraper. Boyd is cast as Blondy, a New York steel riveter with a fondness for girls and practical jokes, though not necessarily in that order. Blondy decides to change his carefree ways when he falls in love with chorus girl Sally (Sue Carol). But when he is seriously injured on the job, Blondy breaks off his engagement with Sally, not wanting to saddle her with a cripple husband. It is Blondy's best pal Slim (Alan Hale Sr.) who saves the day by chewing the hero out and calling him a "quitter," virtually forcing Blondy to rehabilitate himself -- both physically and mentally -- and return to Sally. The skyscraper scenes in Skyscraper were quite thrilling, filmed without benefit of back projection or doubles, but the "thrill" quotient of the film takes a back seat to the love story.