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
During Captain Morton's appendix operation he sings The Joy Boy's radio theme song in his drunken stupor. The Joy Boy's show didn't premiere until 1955, more than 10 years after the movies time setting. 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!
Follows Mister Roberts
What Shall We do with a Drunken Sailor
Sung, with modified lyrics, by the crew just after the opening credits See more