Mister Roberts is aboard a US cargo ship, working in the Pacific during the Second World War. He'd do anything to leave the quiet of the ship to join in the "action". Trouble is, the captain of the ship, is a bit of a tyrant, and isn't willing to sign Roberts' transfer requests. Also on board is Ensign Pulver, who avoids work as best he can, whilst living off the riches of his buying and selling. Roberts and the crew are in constant battle, even over the smallest of disagreements.
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Did You Know?
At first the US Navy was not happy that the movie was to be made at all -- Capt. Morton (James Cagney
) was not the kind of officer the Navy wanted the public to see -- and was going to withhold all cooperation with the filmmakers. However, John Ford
, a former Navy captain, called on some of his friends at Navy headquarters in Washington to secure the Navy's cooperation. See more
Camera shadow falls on Doc when he gets up to go to "check on hypochondriacs." See more
Lt. j.g. Douglas A. Roberts
I looked down from our bridge and saw our captain's palm tree! Our trophy for superior achievement! The Admiral John J. Finchley award for delivering more toothpaste and toilet paper than any other Navy cargo ship in the safe area of the Pacific.
The seven top-billed actors listed in the opening credits are not listed with the other players in the end credits. See more
Referenced in As Long as I'm Famous
The Stars and Stripes Forever
Written by John Philip Sousa See more