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High Tension is a 1936 American comedy film directed by Allan Dwan and written by Lou Breslow, Edward Eliscu and John Patrick. The film stars Brian Donlevy,Glenda Farrell, Norman Foster, Helen Wood, Robert McWade and Theodore von Eltz. The film was released on July 17, 1936, by 20th Century Fox


A deep-sea diver (Brian Donlevy) falls for a magazine writer (Glenda Farrell) who uses him for source material.


  • Brian Donlevy as Steve Reardon
  • Glenda Farrell as Edith McNeil
  • Norman Foster as Eddie Mitchell
  • Helen Wood as Brenda Burke
  • Robert McWade as Willard Stone
  • Theodore von Eltz as Noble Harrison
  • Romaine Callender as F. Willoughby Tuttle
  • Joe Sawyer as Terry Madden
  • Hattie McDaniel as Hattie
  • Murray Alper as Chuck