Under Pressure 1935
Under Pressure is a swarthy, bellowing beast of a movie, burrowing its testosterone underneath the East River. It depicts a race between two teams of self-described “Sand Hogs” who are digging a tunnel to connect Manhattan and Brooklyn. It is an insanely dangerous job, as they contend with fires, flooding, and the compressed air underground, which gives them the bends, or what they call “the itch”.
Nipper (Charles Bickford) and Jumbo (Victor McLaglen) are two such rivals. Infighting occurs in Jumbo's crew when he and his partner Shocker (Edmund Lowe) both fall for journalist Pat (Florence Rice). They patch things up, however, when Jumbo saves Shocker's life. Because of an injury to Jumbo, Shocker takes control of the crew...

DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:10:03 | 3.35 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Drama

Director: Raoul Walsh
Cast: Edmund Lowe, Victor McLaglen, Florence Rice
Country: USA

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