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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The second of John Ford's 1955 films, he used no less than six actors who appeared in the same year's 'The Long Gray Line'. Ward Bond, Harry Carey Jr., Martin Milner, Patrick Wayne, Philip Carey, and Betsy Palmer all were featured in both 'The Long Gray Line' and 'Mister Roberts'. See more
In the scene where the ship is underway and at general quarters, several shots of the bridge show that there is no one at the helm (steering the ship). See more
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
Why, you stinking little...!
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?
There's just one thing left for you, Mister. A ...
The Stars and Stripes Forever
Written by John Philip Sousa See more