Stand By for Action [DVD] [1942]

Cardmember Offers



Stand By for Action
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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Robert Taylor
    Robert Taylor - Lt. Gregg Masterman
  • Brian Donlevy
    Brian Donlevy - Lt Comm Martin J Robertson
  • Marilyn Maxwell
    Marilyn Maxwell - Audrey Carr
  • Henry O'Neill
    Henry O'Neill - Commander Stone
  • Image coming soon
    Marta Linden - Mary Collins
Be the First to Write a Customer Review(0 reviews)Write a review and get bonus points
My Best Buy® members: Get bonus points for your approved review when you provide your member number. Subject to My Best Buy program terms.
Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.