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Stand Up and Fight (1939)

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97 min | Drama, History, Romance

It starts in 1844 in Maryland, where Robert Taylor, plantation owner with slaves, is forced by debts to sell his estate and his people. Then he leaves for Cumberland, looking for a job (first time in his life), and ends up working for a ...See moreIt starts in 1844 in Maryland, where Robert Taylor, plantation owner with slaves, is forced by debts to sell his estate and his people. Then he leaves for Cumberland, looking for a job (first time in his life), and ends up working for a stagecoach line run by Wallace Beery and owned by Florence Rice. Before love and friendship can triumph, Taylor will have to commit to the cause of African-Americans in search of freedom. Written by Andrea Violi See less
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Director
W.S. Van Dyke (as W.S. Van Dyke II)
Writers
James M. Cain (screen play) | Jane Murfin (screen play) | Harvey Fergusson (screen play) | Forbes Parkhill (from the story by)
Composer
William Axt (musical score by) (as Dr. William Axt)
Cinematographer
Leonard Smith (photographed by)
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Updated Jan 6, 1939

Release date
Jan 6, 1939 (United States)

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55 cast members
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Wallace Beery
Captain Boss Starkey Captain Boss Starkey   See fewer
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Robert Taylor
Blake Cantrell Blake Cantrell   See fewer
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Florence Rice
Susan Griffith Susan Griffith   See fewer
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Helen Broderick
Amanda Griffith Amanda Griffith   See fewer
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Barton MacLane
Crowder Crowder   See fewer
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Charley Grapewin
'Old Puff' 'Old Puff'   See fewer
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Robert Gleckler
Sheriff Barney Sheriff Barney   See fewer
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Cy Kendall
Foreman Ross Foreman Ross   See fewer
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Paul Everton
Phillip Allan Phillip Allan   See fewer
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Claudia Morgan
Carolyn Talbot Carolyn Talbot   See fewer
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Selmer Jackson
Whittingham P. Talbot (scenes deleted) Whittingham P. Talbot (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Robert Middlemass
Harkrider Harkrider   See fewer
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Jonathan Hale
Colonel Webb Colonel Webb   See fewer
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George Cooper
Actor (scenes deleted) Actor (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Lee Tung Foo
Chinese Cook (scenes deleted) Chinese Cook (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Erville Alderson
Mr. Wyatt (uncredited) Mr. Wyatt (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Allen
Baltimore & Ohio Engineer (uncredited) Baltimore & Ohio Engineer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Ash
Second Teamster (uncredited) Second Teamster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hooper Atchley
Fox Hunt Guest (uncredited) Fox Hunt Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Trevor Bardette
Mob Leader (uncredited) Mob Leader (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clem Bevans
Bum in Jail (uncredited) Bum in Jail (uncredited)   See fewer
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Everett Brown
Big Black Man Breaking Bottle (uncredited) Big Black Man Breaking Bottle (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Cording
Bullet Line Blacksmith (uncredited) Bullet Line Blacksmith (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sidney D'Albrook
Deputy (uncredited) Deputy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Darien
Mr. Daniels (uncredited) Mr. Daniels (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Dilson
Auctioneer (uncredited) Auctioneer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Ferguson
First Teamster (uncredited) First Teamster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Grey
Stage Passenger (uncredited) Stage Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Hastings
Old Black Man (uncredited) Old Black Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Hearn
Joe (uncredited) Joe (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Ince
Man at Auction (uncredited) Man at Auction (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Jaquet
Bluebird Bartender (uncredited) Bluebird Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Keane
Donnelly (uncredited) Donnelly (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Kilgannon
Baltimore & Ohio Fireman (uncredited) Baltimore & Ohio Fireman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mitchell Lewis
Cheating Gambler (uncredited) Cheating Gambler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Theodore Lorch
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Murdock MacQuarrie
Engineer (uncredited) Engineer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Claire McDowell
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Oliver
Deputy Marshal (uncredited) Deputy Marshal (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Ovey
Conductor (uncredited) Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victor Potel
Coach Driver (uncredited) Coach Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hal Price
Deputy (uncredited) Deputy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Syd Saylor
Gambling Stooge (uncredited) Gambling Stooge (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Soderling
Coach Passenger (uncredited) Coach Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louise Springer
Violet (uncredited) Violet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Strang
Deputy Marshal Cochran (uncredited) Deputy Marshal Cochran (uncredited)   See fewer
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Margaret Tallichet
Fox Hunt Guest (uncredited) Fox Hunt Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Tannen
Lewis (uncredited) Lewis (uncredited)   See fewer
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Forrest Taylor
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddy Waller
Conductor (uncredited) Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Minor Watson
U.S. Marshal Cole (uncredited) U.S. Marshal Cole (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ben Welden
Foreman (uncredited) Foreman (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 266 votes