Stand Up and Fight

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"Greatest Adventure Drama Since "Mutiny on the Bounty!""
  • NR
  • 1939
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 6.4  (321)

Stand Up and Fight is a 1939 western movie directed by W.S. Van Dyke and produced by MGM. The film stars Wallace Beery, Robert Taylor, and Florence Rice in prominent roles. Set in Kentucky during the 18th century, the movie revolves around a family feud between the McDaniels and the Hagans, who have been battling each other for several years over land and cattle. The McDaniels are a proud and ruthless bunch, led by the patriarch Buck (Wallace Beery) who has never given up on avenging his son's death. On the other hand, the Hagans are a peaceful lot who are reportedly afraid of the McDaniels and would rather avoid confrontations.

Robert Taylor plays Blake Cantrell, a young man who returns to his hometown after finishing his studies in law. Blake is initially unaware of the feud between the two families and is taken aback when he learns about it. However, his peaceful nature and sense of justice make him question the actions of the McDaniels and he volunteers to help the Hagans fight back against their attackers.

Florence Rice plays Jeanne Starr, a schoolteacher who is in love with Blake. She too is appalled by the violence and hatred between the two families and encourages Blake to make a stand against them.

As Blake begins to study the history of the feud, he realizes that the McDaniels are responsible for initiating it and that they have been using their power and influence to maintain their dominance in the area. He decides to take legal action against them and finds a sympathetic judge who agrees to hear the case.

However, the McDaniels are not easily intimidated and soon make their move against Blake and the Hagans. They vandalize Blake's law office, burn the Hagans' fields, and even kidnap Jeanne. Blake and the Hagans must now unite to fight back against the McDaniels and end their tyranny once and for all.

Stand Up and Fight is a classic western movie that explores themes of justice, courage, and redemption. The performances of the lead actors, especially Wallace Beery, are top-notch and help to elevate the movie beyond its simple plot. The movie also features impressive action sequences and stunning cinematography, which adds to its overall appeal.

Despite being released over 80 years ago, Stand Up and Fight remains a timeless classic that can be enjoyed by viewers of all ages. Its message of standing up against injustice and fighting for what is right is one that continues to resonate with audiences today.

Stand Up and Fight is a 1939 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4.

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    6.4  (321)