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
The Six-Year Stage Smash on the Screen!
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The opening credits are shown over film of the camera closing in on the "Reluctant", but care is taken that none of the credits is displayed over the image of the vessel itself, which is always shown clear of any on-screen writing. Only in the subsequent prologues thanking the Navy and establishing the film's location is the ship obscured by credits. See more
(at around 14 mins) While looking through binoculars, Insigna says there's a white flag flying on the island but his lips don't move. See more
[on the loudspeaker in reference to his "missing" palm tree...
All right! Who did it? Who did it? You are going to stand sweating at those battle stations until someone confesses! It's an insult to the honor of this ship! The symbol of our cargo record has been destroyed and I'm going to find out who did it if it takes all night!
The Stars and Stripes Forever
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