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Mister Roberts (1955)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Drama, War  |  4 December 1955 (Japan)
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Comedy-drama about life on a not particularly important ship of the US Navy during WW2.

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Storyline

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 Rob Hartill

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4 December 1955 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Keine Zeit für Heldentum  »

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$21,200,000 (USA)
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.55 : 1
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Henry Fonda won the 1948 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "Mister Roberts" for playing the title role which he recreated in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Mister Roberts finally leaves the U.S.S. Reluctant by seaplane, the plane makes a 180 degree turn to the left and makes a close fly-by along the starboard side of the ship. This shot was not taken from the plane; it was taken from a camera boat passing the ship. You can see the wake from this boat at the left side of the screen as it meets the side of the Reluctant at the waterline. See more »

Quotes

Doug Roberts: How did you get in the Navy? How did you get on our side? Oh you ignorant, arrogant, ambitious... keeping sixty-two men in prison 'cause you got a palm tree for the work they did. I don't know which I hate worse, you or that other malignant growth that stands outside the door
Capt. Morton: Why, you stinking little...!
Doug Roberts: How did you ever get command of a ship? I realize in wartime they have to scrape the bottom of the barrel, but where did they ever scrape you up?
Capt. Morton: There's just one thing left for you, Mister. A ...
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Nothing but good
14 December 2002 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

This is one of the Best films I have ever seen..I was in the Navy and there was a lot of realism to the movie. Not to mention the wonderful performances by a 1st class Cast.. To put James Cagney, Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Ward Bond, and the great William Powell all in one Movie, you couldn't miss having a Classic Film..A suberb Film and Terrific cast and writing, make this my all time Favorite..


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