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Mister Roberts (1955)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, War | 4 December 1955 (Japan)
In the waning days of World War II, the United States Navy cargo ship Reluctant and her crew are stationed in the "backwater" areas of the Pacific Ocean. Trouble ensues when the crew members are granted liberty.

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Wiley (as Tiger Andrews)
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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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Comedy | Drama | War

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4 December 1955 (Japan)  »

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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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Trivia

John Ford and Henry Fonda had a falling out that led to Ford's punching Fonda in the mouth. It ended their sixteen year personal friendship and eight film professional relationship, even though Ford apologized to Fonda afterward. Fonda only appeared in one more Ford film after that, How the West Was Won, in a segment not directed by Ford. See more »

Goofs

During the "hat" scene in the captain's quarters, the safe is open at different angles. See more »

Quotes

Chief Petty Officer Dowdy: [after Schlemmer crashes police motorcycle off end of dock] Schlemmer! Get up here, you idiot! What're you tryin' to do?
Schlemmer: [jumping back in the water] I forgot my motorcycle!
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Referenced in As Long as I'm Famous (2017) See more »

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Army Air Corps Song
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Written by Robert Crawford
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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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