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
After Burl Ives falls overboard, Ensign Pulver releases a rubber raft to assist in the Captain's rescue. When the raft falls into the water, it obviously falls upside down, however, in the next shot it appears that the raft is upright and all of the equipment is still aboard. 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
Music by Les Brown
and Ben Homer
Lyrics by Bud Green
Sung with revised lyrics by the sailors at the beginning See more