Rough, Tough and Ready

Rough, Tough and Ready is a 1945 American war comedy drama film directed by Del Lord and starring Chester Morris, Victor McLaglen and Jean Rogers. It aimed to replicate the success of the series of buddy films that McLaglen had previously starred in with Edmund Lowe.[1]

Rough, Tough and Ready
Directed byDel Lord
Produced byAlexis Thurn-Taxis
Written byEdward T. Lowe Jr.
StarringChester Morris
Victor McLaglen
Jean Rogers
Music byMarlin Skiles
CinematographyGeorge Meehan
Edited byRichard Fantl
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
March 22, 1945
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film's sets were designed by the art director Walter Holscher.


A deep sea diver running a maritime salvage company enlists after the Attack on Pearl Harbor. He enjoys a playful rivalry with his best friend over women, particularly concerning the joint owner of the salvage company who has joined the WACs.

Main cast


  1. Shull p.406


  • Michael S. Shull. Hollywood War Films, 1937–1945: An Exhaustive Filmography of American Feature-Length Motion Pictures Relating to World War II. McFarland, 2006.

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