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Doc (Character)
from Mister Roberts (1955)

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Mister Roberts -- Henry Fonda is restless to see actual combat during World War II, but is stuck on a cargo ship with a crew of practical jokers who torment James Cagney, their slightly crazy captain.
Mister Roberts -- Comedy-drama about life on a not particularly important ship of the US Navy during WW2.

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Lt. 'Doc'

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  1. Mister Roberts (1984) (TV) Played by Howard Hesseman

  2. "Mister Roberts"
        - Captain, My Captain (1966) TV episode, Played by George Ives
        - In Love and War (1966) TV episode, Played by George Ives
        - Undercover Cook (1966) TV episode, Played by George Ives
        - Unwelcome Aboard (1966) TV episode, Played by George Ives
        - Son of Eight in Every Port (1966) TV episode, Played by George Ives
          (25 more)
  3. Ensign Pulver (1964) Played by Walter Matthau

  4. Mister Roberts (1955) Played by William Powell (as Lt. 'Doc')

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From Mister Roberts (1955)
Lt. 'Doc': That's mostly what makes physical heroism. Opportunity. It's a reflex. I think that seventy-five out of a hundred young males have that reflex. You take any one of them. Say even Frank Thurlowe Pulver, here. Put him into a B-29 over Japan, and you know what you'd have?
Doug Roberts: No I don't, Doctor.
Lt. 'Doc': You'd have Pulver, the Congressional Medal of Honor winner. Pulver, who single-handed shot down twenty-three attacking Zeros. Pulver who, with his bare hands, held together the severed wing struts of his plane, and with his bare feet successfully landed his mortally wounded plane on his home field. Reflex. It's like the knee jerk. Strike the patella tendon in any human being, you produce the knee jerk. Look.
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