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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When Ensign Pulver is supervising a supply transfer, his uniform shirt is heavily sweat-stained. But when confronts the captain shortly afterward, his shirt is spotless. See more
Lt. j.g. Douglas A. Roberts
[Pulver is expecting the company of a woman. Roberts reads out the embroidered words on one of Pulver's pillows in dismay
Tonight or never. Compliments of The American Harvester Company. We plough deep while others sleep.
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