Stand by for Action

An "old Noah's Ark," scoffs Lt. Masterman, 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?


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Stand by for Action
 
3.0

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2.0

Disappointed

By Tommy Hines

from Morgantown, KY

About Me Movie Buff

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Pros

  • High Production Value

Cons

  • Disappointing
  • Not What I Expected
  • Poor Plot Development

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    Comments about Stand by for Action:

    I have discovered some great films from Warner Archive, many that aren't well known. Took a chance on this one because I like WWII movies and I usually like Robert Taylor. However . . .this film cannot decide if it is a comedy or a drama and there is not enough of either to make it good. The meandering story does not hold your attention and the situation that arises about half way through just slows it down even more. There are some good performances and the production values are, being from MGM, top-notch. Still, I would probably not watch it again.

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    4.0

    An Enjoyable "Mash-Up" Of A Movie!

    By "The Autodidact"

    from ARCHBALD, PA

    About Me Movie Buff

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    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Great Classic Actors
    • Original

    Cons

    • Lazy 10min Only Chapters
    • Made To Order CD-R
    • No extras

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    Comments about Stand by for Action:

    Nice to see this one "Remastered," but a dual-layer factory disc would've rendered a more detailed picture. Definitely a WWII "Flag-Waver" (not that there's anything wrong with that), with a plot that encompasses, and sometimes veers between, Drama , Action, Comedy and Pathos, you nonetheless will be greatly entertained. A very fine cast, Robert Taylor, Brian Donlevy, Charles Laughton, Marilyn Maxwell, Chill Wills and Walter Brennan, who steals the movie everytime he appears (which is quite a feat itself against a well-cured ham like Laughton!), helps to bolster a linear plot that like their ship, drifts off course every so often. A welcomed better-late-than-never release......

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