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Mister Roberts (1984)

Set aboard a navy cargo ship during World War II, this comedic drama follows Lt. Doug Roberts (Robert Hays, Airplane!), who battles boredom and a tyrannical captain to the admiration of Ensign Pulver, Doc, and the crew.

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Set aboard a navy cargo ship during World War II, this comedic drama follows Lt. Doug Roberts (Robert Hays, Airplane!), who battles boredom and a tyrannical captain to the admiration of Ensign Pulver, Doc, and the crew.

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Reinstated a joke that was cut from the original Broadway production. When Roberts says of Ensign Pulver "He's pretty resourceful. Where'd he get the clap last year?" the producers cut the last last part of the line when some members of the audience complained. The line was put back in for this television production. See more »

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Version of Mister Roberts (1955) See more »

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The last live theatrical production on TV.
9 June 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I am a theater buff and a "Golden Age" TV fan.

This was LIVE theater. One shot, that was it, right or wrong. It was spectacular to say the least, and as far as I know, the last truly live theatrical production on TV.

If you have an opportunity to see a video of this production I urge you to do so. It has a lot to offer.


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