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Steel Against the Sky

Steel Against the Sky(1941)

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Two of the three Evans brothers, Rocky and Pete, work building bridges like their father did before them. The third brother, Chuck, is more interested in various foolish schemes for making money. Rocky, the foreman of his crew, is smitten by Helen Powers, the daughter of boss John Powers, and invites her to his home for dinner. While Pop Evans prepares an elaborate dinner to impress Helen, Chuck and Professor Sampson are at work in the family basement producing Sampson's latest invention. Shortly after Helen arrives, a hugh explosion issues from the basement and Rocky is overcome by the fumes. When Chuck accompanies Helen home, he learns that although Rocky is in love with her, she does not return his feelings. Helen challenges Chuck to find a real job, and the next day he gets himself assigned to Rocky's crew. Powers informs Rocky that in order to finish the bridge ahead of an expected storm, he must hire extra men. When Bugs Little, a man that Rocky fired for drunkenness, tries to apply, however, Rocky throws him off the property. Out for revenge, Bugs climbs up the bridge and attacks Rocky. The two men fight high above the ground until Chuck swings down and carries Bugs off the tower. Helen has watched the whole thing and offers to buy Chuck a cup of coffee. Rocky sees them leave together and descends to join them. After he sees them kiss, he quarrels with Chuck, who later moves away from home. When Rocky tells Powers that he wishes to be transferred to South America, Powers realizes that his daughter has come between the two brothers and advises her to straighten matters out. Helen then tells Chuck that she does not really love him, hoping this will cause him to make up with Rocky. When the big storm arrives, Rocky must go up on the bridge to fasten a loose derrick and picks Pete to go up with him. After Pete slips off the bridge into the water, where he is rescued, Rocky continues to climb alone. While others work to loosen the frozen elevator, Chuck climbs up after Rocky and rescues him. Once the two men are back on the ground, Helen admits that she really does love Chuck. His relationship with Chuck repaired, Rocky is best man at his brother's wedding.