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Stand by for Action

Stand by for Action

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Not long after Pearl Harbor, the U.S. scrambles for ships to put to sea - ships like the dry-docked WWI destroyer Warren. An "old Noah's Ark," scoffs Lt. Gregg Masterman (Robert Taylor), a Harvard-schooled Bostonian ensconced in a cushy desk job. Care to guess who will be volunteered to be the aged ship's executive officer? the character of a callow young man who ultimately proves his worth is one Taylor had played before, notably in a Yank at Oxford and Flight Command. A stellar cast - Charles Laughton, Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan - joins him in a tale that veers into comic waters (the crew become awkward caretakers of a bevy of infants rescued at sea) before steaming full ahead into the strategies and salvos of fiery battle action in the Pacific. Taylor would actually serve as a Navy Air Corps flight instructor during the war. Lovely Marilyn Maxwell, who debuts here, would entertain troops as a member of Bob Hope's USO tours.

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    Title: Stand by for Action
    Genre: War-World War II
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Charles Laughton, Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Marilyn Maxwell, Douglass Dumbrille, William Tannen, Douglas Fowley, Tim Ryan, Dick Simmons
    Director: Robert Z. Leonard
    Attributes: Manufactured on Demand, Full Frame, Mono Sound
    Release Date: 6/14/2012
    Original Year: 1942
    Product Type: DVD
    Rated: NR
    Catalog #: 649977
    UPC: 883316499771
    Item #: 295882X

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 6/14/2012
    Closed Caption: No
    Run Time: 109 minutes
    Studio: Warner Archives