1945, on an old cargo ship somewhere deep in the Pacific ocean: Captain Morton strives to become commander, so he demands the maximum quality of work from his crew, without granting them any freedom or favors - ignoring that they're thousand of miles away from the front. In one word: he drives his crew crazy. They are near mutiny, but no-one dares to do the first step. Until Ensign Pulver plays a prank on the captain that triggers fatal consequences... Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Following in the hilarious fun-steps of "Mister Roberts"
31 July 1964 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Dos Fracos Não Reza a História
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
The movie viewed by the crew, 'Young Dr. Jekyll Meets Frankenstein', never existed. It was fabricated by matching some newly made shots into existing footage from The Walking Dead
(1936) a 1936 Warner Brothers release starring Boris Karloff
and Edmund Gwenn
. Both Karloff and Gwenn are credited on the screen, as is another actor, Morgan Paull
, who appears in some of the new shots. Paull's on-screen credit reads "And Introducing Morgan Paull as Young Dr. Jekyll". See more
Bruno is referred to as being a Seaman First Class, when his uniform insignia is clearly that of a Petty Officer Second Class. See more
[Ens. Pulver has been telling Doc about scaring the captain off the ship
"Scare the captain off this ship"! Don't dream. Don't dream!
Ens. Frank Pulver
Stop talking like somebody's father! What about you? You don't even dream!
Touché, Frank. I'm a vegetable. Eggplants don't dream, do they?
[mimicking a child's voice
And what did you do in the Great War, daddy?
I sat on a ship, paralyzed, and watched men rot.
I'm kaput. But you've got a potential. A destructive nature. And what do you do with it? ...
Referenced in Damage
What Shall We do with a Drunken Sailor
Sung, with modified lyrics, by the crew just after the opening credits See more