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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was in the original Broadway cast as a member of the ensemble (not as "Wiley," his role in the film). Besides Henry Fonda
, he is the only actor who appeared in both the Broadway and film casts. See more
During the "hat" scene in the captain's quarters, the safe is open at different angles. See more
Doc, he lies in his sack all day long, bores me silly with great, moronic plots against the captain. He's never carried out one of them.
I haven't, huh?
No, Frank, you haven't. What ever happened to those marbles you were gonna put in the captain's overhead so they'd roll around all night and keep him awake?
Now you've gone too far. Now you've asked for it.
[Pulls out a box
What does that look like? Five marbles. Got another one in my pocket. Six marbles. I'm looking for marbles all day long!
Referenced in NYPD Blue: Mister Roberts
Army Air Corps Song
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