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Stand Up and Fight (1939)

Passed  -  Drama | History | Romance  -  6 January 1939 (USA)
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This western starring Beery and Taylor as rivals is one cackling western. It involves the kidnapping and reselling of free slaves. Set in 1812 in the North and a town of abolitionists, the ... See full summary »

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Blake Cantrell
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Helen Broderick ...
Amanda Griffith
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Arnold
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Crowder
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Robert Gleckler ...
Sheriff Barney
Clinton Rosemond ...
Enoch
Cy Kendall ...
Foreman Ross
Paul Everton ...
Allan
Claudia Morgan ...
Carolyn Talbot
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Whittingham P. Talbot (scenes deleted)
Robert Middlemass ...
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This western starring Beery and Taylor as rivals is one cackling western. It involves the kidnapping and reselling of free slaves. Set in 1812 in the North and a town of abolitionists, the crimes needs to be solved. Beery has a need to solve the crimes because it implicates. Taylor, a sympathetic Southerner has his reasons too. Together they bicker, fight and join forces to save the slaves and bring justice to the criminals. Written by Raskimono

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Charles Bickford's character is named Morgan throughout the movie, but he's called Arnold in the closing credits. See more »

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Referenced in Electrical Power (1938) See more »

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Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair
(1854) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
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Remarkable subtlety
12 September 2004 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Cynical Southern gentleman Blake Cantrell (Robert Taylor) is forced to sell his plantation and seek employment with a stagecoach company run by Captain Starkey (Wallace Beery) and owned by lovely Susan (Florence Rice). But is the company actually illegally transporting slaves? And can a leopard, the cavalier Blake, actually change its spots?

I didn't expect much from this movie, and was thoroughly and positively surprised by the sharp writing and ebullient acting, and contrary to many A-movies of its day its aim is no way an aesthetic 'arty' one. Made in 1939, this movie addresses all sorts of controversial issues, and they have a way of taking you by surprise along the way. The movie is really about abolitionism and treats its subject with remarkable subtlety, although why and how the lynch-mob, the one that we encounter in the last third of the film, goes after white man Starkey is never made quite clear. Cantrell's gradual moral reform is well-explained and plausible, not least because of Taylor's warmth and humanity in the part. Yes, he is handsome, but here it is almost besides the point. Wallace Beery has a field day with the larger-than-life captain, very cleverly balancing on the edge of buffoonery but with plenty of edge and ambiguity.

See it, it makes a deep impression.


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