Stand by for Action

Overview

Rear Admiral Stephen Thomas' Charles Laughton spoken tribute to "the finest Naval officer I knew" provides the framework for the wartime flag-waver Stand By For Action. Robert Taylor stars as Gregg Masterman, a flippant socialite who comes to realize his obligation to his country when he is called to active duty during WW II. Determined to get sea duty, Lt. Masterman is passed over by Admiral Thomas in favor of Lt. Cmdr. M. J. Roberts Brian Donlevy, who, unlike our academy-trained hero, rose from the ranks to his...
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Overview

Rear Admiral Stephen Thomas' Charles Laughton spoken tribute to "the finest Naval officer I knew" provides the framework for the wartime flag-waver Stand By For Action. Robert Taylor stars as Gregg Masterman, a flippant socialite who comes to realize his obligation to his country when he is called to active duty during WW II. Determined to get sea duty, Lt. Masterman is passed over by Admiral Thomas in favor of Lt. Cmdr. M. J. Roberts Brian Donlevy, who, unlike our academy-trained hero, rose from the ranks to his present position of authority. Any differences between Masterman and Roberts are forgotten in the climactic attack against a formidable Japanese "super-battleship." Though there's precious little room for romance in this essentially all-male entertainment, Stand by for Action offers Robert Taylor a brief dalliance with up-and-coming MGM starlet Marilyn Maxwell.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/14/2012
  • UPC: 883316499771
  • Original Release: 1942
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:49:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 14,145

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Taylor Lt. Gregg Masterman
Brian Donlevy Lt Comm Martin J Robertson
Marilyn Maxwell Audrey Carr
Henry O'Neill Commander Stone
Marta Linden Mary Collins
Chill Wills CBM Jenks
Douglas Dumbrille Capt. Ludlow
Richard Quine Ens. Lindsay
Tim Ryan Lt Tim Ryan
Dick Simmons Lt. Royce
Byron Foulger Pharmacist's Mate "Doc" Miller
Hobart Cavanaugh Carpenter's Mate "Chips"
Inez Cooper Susan Garrison
Ben Welden Chief Quartermaster Rankin
Harry Fleischmann Chief Signalman
Walter Brennan Chief Yeoman Henry Johnson
Douglas Fowley Ens. Martin
Charles Laughton Rear Adm. Stephen Thomas
William Tannen Flag Lt. Dudley
Technical Credits
Robert Z. Leonard Director, Producer
John L. Balderston Screenwriter
George Boemler Editor
George Bruce Screenwriter
Orville O. Dull Producer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Arnold A. Gillespie Special Effects
Lennie Hayton Score Composer
Donald Jahraus Special Effects
Herman Mankiewicz Screenwriter
Charles Rosher Sr. Cinematographer
Michael Steinore Sound/Sound Designer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Stand By for Action
1. Chapter 1 [1:41]
2. Chapter 2 [1:47]
3. Chapter 3 [2:35]
4. Chapter 4 [4:48]
5. Chapter 5 [3:59]
6. Chapter 6 [2:40]
7. Chapter 7 [2:58]
8. Chapter 8 [5:13]
9. Chapter 9 [1:34]
10. Chapter 10 [1:52]
11. Chapter 11 [5:07]
12. Chapter 12 [3:34]
13. Chapter 13 [2:46]
14. Chapter 14 [2:45]
15. Chapter 15 [4:09]
16. Chapter 16 [3:50]
17. Chapter 17 [2:47]
18. Chapter 18 [2:58]
19. Chapter 19 [4:02]
20. Chapter 20 [2:53]
21. Chapter 21 [3:52]
22. Chapter 22 [4:09]
23. Chapter 23 [3:02]
24. Chapter 24 [1:22]
25. Chapter 25 [4:08]
26. Chapter 26 [3:36]
27. Chapter 27 [2:34]
28. Chapter 28 [3:37]
29. Chapter 29 [2:49]
30. Chapter 30 [3:05]
31. Chapter 31 [2:55]
32. Chapter 32 [2:58]
33. Chapter 33 [2:51]
34. Chapter 34 [2:45]
35. Chapter 35 [1:14]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Stand By for Action
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