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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Did You Know?
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
During the "hat" scene in the captain's quarters, the safe is open at different angles. See more
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?
[jumping back in the water
I forgot my motorcycle!
Referenced in As Long as I'm Famous
Army Air Corps Song
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