Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Ride the High Iron originated as the 74-minute pilot episode of the proposed TV anthology Command Performance. When the series failed to sell, the film was released theatrically by Columbia Pictures. Don Taylor stars as Hugo Danielchick, the son of poor but proud railroad worker Yanusz Danielchick (Otto Waldis). Hoping to find success in the Big City. Hugo is hired as the assistant of high-pressure PR man Ziggy Moline (Raymond Burr), whose job it is to keep his high-profile clients' indiscretions out of the newspapers. Endeavoring to protect the good name of socialite Elise Vanders (Sally Forrest), Hugo falls in love with the girl--much to the displeasure of Moline, who suffers from a bad case of class envy.
forbidden-love, employment, man, veteran [military]