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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Tige Andrews was a member of the original Broadway cast as a member of the ensemble (not as "Wiley," his role in the film). Besides Fonda, he is the only actor who appeared in both the Broadway and film casts. See more
When Roberts is talking to the sailors inside after his confrontation with the Captain about his letter requesting a transfer, all the sweat stains on his shirt have disappeared. See more
Chief Petty Officer Dowdy
[Referring to the letter from Forney
Could I have that, I'd like to post it for the crew.
[Referring to the letter from Roberts
No, post this one. It's theirs.
"IF I COULD BE WITH YOU ONE HOUR TONIGHT"
Music by James P. Johnson
Words by Henry Creamer
Published by Warner Bros. Inc. (ASCAP)
Performed (whistled) by Jack Lemmon
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