Robinson and Raft are two-fisted, hard-drinking linemen who compete for the affections of hostess Dietrich in this no-holds-barred melodrama. Both brawlers are close friends and, during a storm, work desperately to repair some damaged lines. Robinson brushes against a high-voltage live wire
and one of his legs becomes paralyzed. Later, Brecher, another veteran lineman, is killed and Robinson and Raft break the sad news to his daughter, Dietrich, who works as a hostess in a dingy nightclub. Both roommates are interested in her, Raft knowing her past. He had earlier accompanied Brecher
to a jail when she was released for her sinful ways. Robinson is smitten by the bl...