The linemen's boss Pop Foster is killed in a explosion, so they invite
his daughter Ann to move into their home as their housekeeper. The
19-year-old is lovely, the linemen who once thought of her like a sister
are smitten, and there are complications. When power lines need repair
at the height of a hurricane's fury, there's a high-voltage climax
amidst the wind and torrential downpour.
Made more than three years before its release, Crashing Through Danger predates the bigger if not better Slim with Henry Fonda and Manpower
with Edward G. Robinson and Marlene Dietrich, which also portray men
who work with live wires until a girl comes between them. In a scene
that will catch the attention of movie trivia buffs, Ann (Sally Blane)
makes a joking reference to Clark Gable -- Blane perhaps unaware that in
real life, her sister Loretta Young was at that moment illegitimately
pregnant with Gable's child!