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"
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Opening credits: This story takes place in the waning days of World War II aboard a navy cargo ship operating in the back areas of the Pacific. 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
I don't want a crew of whining sissies with table manners. I want MEN!
You've GOT men! That's your problem! If we were in combat it would be different. These men left their homes to FIGHT, but they never got into the war! They're in limbo, Captain, trapped between heaven and hell on a floating 10-cent store!
You "college" officers make me PUKE!
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