Mister Roberts

"Good"

Mister Roberts Review


A universally overrated diversion, Mister Roberts is a pleasant diversion but not a lot more. The story of the most boring ship in the WWII-era Navy (a lowly cargo ship), we find its denizens desperate for action, resorting to pulling practical jokes for kicks. Among them are Jack Lemmon (who won an Oscar for a trivial role) and Henry Fonda, who proves unilaterally that he was not made for comedy, but James Cagney's crazed captain steals the show. The last half-hour of the film is depressing.


Mister Roberts

Facts and Figures

Run time: 123 mins

In Theaters: Sunday 4th December 1955

Distributed by: Warner Home Video

Production compaines: Warner Bros. Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Fresh: 22 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 7.9 / 10

Cast & Crew

Producer:

Starring: as Mister Roberts, as Capt. Morton, as Lt. 'Doc', as Ens. Frank Thurlowe Pulver, as Lt. Ann Girard, as Chief Petty Officer Dowdy, as Mannion, as Reber, as Rodrigues, as Yeoman 3rd Class Dolan, Robert Roark as Insigna, Harry Carey, Jr. as Stefanowski, as Bookser, Frank Aletter as Gerhart, Tige Andrews as Wiley


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