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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wrote in his 1982 autobiography, My Life, that he believed that as good as the movie is, the play is even better. See more
After Doug's transfer order comes through, he is talking with Doc. The accordian folder is first next to Doc, then under his arm, then back to the side of the table, then back to in front of Doc. See more
Ensign Frank Thurlowe Pulver
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinkin' palm tree overboard! Now what's all this crud about no movie tonight?
The seven top-billed actors listed in the opening credits are not listed with the other players in the end credits. See more
Theatrical prints and the DVD version play Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever" in this scene. Fonda (or perhaps Mel Blanc) hums this tune in voice-over as he leaves the scene. A snippet of the television print version of this scene is in the supplemental material on the DVD in the segment featuring Jane Fonda. This can be compared to the feature version on the same disc. See more
The Stars and Stripes Forever
Written by John Philip Sousa See more