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Stand Up and Fight

Original title
Stand Up and Fight
Running time
97 min.
United States United States
James M. Cain, Jane Murfin, Harvey Fergusson, Forbes Parkhill
William Axt
Leonard Smith (B&W)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Western. Drama | Historical. Trains. Slavery
Synopsis / Plot
Year 1840. Blake Cantrell (Robert Taylor), an aristocrat from Maryland and a well-groomed cynic, uses his organized hunt to announce his imminent bankruptcy. In order to pay off his debts, Blake is forced to sell even his slaves, instead of freeing them, which causes the disapproval of his guest Susan Griffith (Florence Rice). Later in the evening, when he tries to seduce the girl, she bumps him back and leaves the mansion urgently. However, Blake is also forced to leave his home, since it was sold to cover his debts. He arrives to Cumberland to get a job at his father's old friend, Colonel Webb (Jonathan Hale), the head of the Baltimore-Ohio railroad construction. He offers him to spy on Starkey (Wallace Beery), the head of a competing shipping company, but Blake refuses (Synopsis from
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