Mister Roberts is aboard a US cargo ship, working in the Pacific during the Second World War. He'd do anything to leave the quiet of the ship to join in the "action". Trouble is, the captain of the ship, is a bit of a tyrant, and isn't willing to sign Roberts' transfer requests. Also on board is Ensign Pulver, who avoids work as best he can, whilst living off the riches of his buying and selling. Roberts and the crew are in constant battle, even over the smallest of disagreements. Written by
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wrote in his 1982 autobiography, My Life, that he believed that as good as the movie is, the play is even better. See more
The Reluctant is a Camano-class cargo ship an AKL type ship. It was controlled by the army. And crewed by the United States Coast Guard. Not the United States Navy as shown in this film. See more
[Pulver is expecting the company of a woman. Roberts reads out the embroidered words on one of Pulver's pillows in dismay
Tonight or never. Compliments of The American Harvester Company. We plough deep while others sleep.
The Stars and Stripes Forever
Written by John Philip Sousa See more