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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Did You Know?
During pre-production John Ford
, himself a Navy veteran, toned down the play's more subversive content in hopes of getting Navy approval. Thus the movie elides the stage version's profanity and makes the villainous captain more comedic than evil. To compensate, Ford added broad slapstick comedy and expanded the role of Ensign Pulver See more
CPO Dowdy appears dressed in enlisted work dungarees with a white Chief Petty officers cover (hat). Not sure about the WWII time frame, but a Chief Petty officers should be dressed in khaki uniform, similar to the officers, along with a khaki cover. Also, he is referred to as Dowdy by superiors and subordinates. He should be referred to as Chief or Chief Dowdy. See more
Captain, you told me...
Never mind what I told you. I'M TELLING YOU!
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The Stars and Stripes Forever
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