High Tension (1936)

Genres - Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Adventure, Romantic Comedy  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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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.

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committed-relationship, competition, diver, fear-of-commitment, love, marriage, rival, romance, strife, writing