Mister Roberts

United States, 1955

Film
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Hailed by critics as a classic of the American cinema, “Mister Roberts” is an adaptation of the smash hit Broadway play about life on a small naval cargo ship floating ‘somewhere between the Islands of Tedium and Ennui’ in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Fonda is outstanding as the gentle cargo officer who protects his men from the shop’s tyrannical captain, played by James Cagney. Also in the cast is Jack Lemmon in his Academy Award winning role as Ensign Pulver and William Powell as Doc Daneeka.

Credits

co-director

Mervyn LeRoy

John Ford

producer

Leland Hayward

production company

Warner Bros Pictures

Language

English

Duration

01:55:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39242

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Academy awards (Motion pictures)

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Navies

Comedy

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Sailors

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

War films

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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