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Stand by for Action

Stand by for Action(1943)

Also Known As: A Cargo of Innocents | Men O' War | Navy Convoy | This Man's Navy |

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Brief Synopsis

A Harvard graduate serving on a battleship is faced with the realities of war.

Cast & Crew

Robert Taylor Lieut. Gregg Masterman
Charles Laughton Rear Admiral Stephan ["Iron Pants"] Thomas
Brian Donlevy Lieut. Comdr. Martin J. Roberts
Walter Brennan Chief Yeoman Henry Johnson
Marilyn Maxwell Audrey Carr
Henry O'Neill Comdr. Stone, M.C.
Marta Linden Mary Collins
Chill Wills Chief Boatswain's Mate Jenks
Douglass Dumbrille Captain Ludlow
Richard Quine Ensign Lindsay
William Tannen Flag Lieut. Dudley
Douglas Fowley Ensign Martin

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in Boston, MA; Providence, RI; Washington, D.C.; Chicago, IL; Norfolk, VA; San Diego and San Francisco, CA: 31 Dec 1942
Release Date:  1943 Production Date:  AFI
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Loew's Inc.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
Duration(mins):  109 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  9,795    
Duration(reels):  11    

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  • Stand by for Action

    Jon Kimball 2012-03-04

    I remember watching this movie when I was a child and can still see it in my mind. It would be great to be able to see it again and again. Just a heart... MORE>

  • I enjoyed this film!

    Bob Castioni 2012-02-15

    I saw this movie for the first time today, and enjoyed it. While not up to the caliber of "They Were Expendable", it was entertaining, with both... MORE>

  • Movies vs Reality

    Charlie McFarlan 2012-02-15

    While this movie is great for entertainment, you will notice it was shot in 1943. Sure, it's somewhat of a fantasy, but just a bit over a year later,... MORE>