Stand by for Action
During World War II, Gregg Masterman (Robert Taylor) goes from playboy to patriot when he is called for duty. As the privileged draftee swiftly ascends the ranks within the Navy, Rear Adm. Stephen Thomas (Charles Laughton) assigns him to serve under Lt. Cmdr. Martin J. Roberts (Brian Donlevy), a tough World War I veteran. Despite the extreme contrast between their military careers, Masterman and Roberts must join forces if they hope to defeat the mighty Japanese battleship headed their way.