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"
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
In the beginning of the scene where Captain Morton and Ensign Pulver are adrift and Morton begins telling the story of when his wife left him, a boat is visible on the horizon. See more
Ens. Frank Pulver
You mean after everything I've told you, you think I *could* be a doctor?
By rights, you should be a good one. You have more people to prove yourself to than anyone I ever heard of. You should cash in on that. My family's in business. They say the big trick is to turn liabilities into assets.
Referenced in Stardust Memories
Music by Les Brown
and Ben Homer
Lyrics by Bud Green
Sung with revised lyrics by the sailors at the beginning See more