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Mister Roberts

All The Uproarious Fun Of the Smash Broadway Play!
Mister Roberts
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 3 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: September 19, 2006
  • Originally Released: 1955
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround - English
    • Dolby Digital 1.0 - French.

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1955 - Best Supporting Actor: Jack Lemmon

Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh92%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 25

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 6,716
The locker-room lustiness of the novel and the stage production has been toned down a bit, as you might expect, and one or two comic highlights are weakened by overemphasis, but on the whole this is a vastly enjoyable show. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Oct 16, 2019
The acting is the only reason to watch it. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006
Rating: 2.5/4 -- This stodgy film version of the famous Broadway success was one performance too many. Full Review
TV Guide
Feb 10, 2012
James Cagney is simply great as the captain of the ship. Full Review
Variety
Mar 26, 2009
Henry Fonda stars, as brilliant as ever. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Feb 10, 2012
Rating: 3/5 -- Still an expert mix of sentiment, comedy, patriotism and anarchy. Full Review
Empire Magazine
Feb 10, 2012
Rating: B+ -- Based on the stage hit, Fonda's most popular war movie casts him as the action-driven first officer of the Reluctant, a cargo ship miles away from the battle zone whose route is described by him as "from tedium to apathy" and back again. Full Review
EmanuelLevy.Com
Jan 31, 2007

Product Description:

The film represents Henry Fonda's return to the screen after an absence of seven years, part of which was spent playing the eponymous officer in the immensely successful stage version of Thomas Heggen's novel. As cargo officer and second in command on a supply ship during World War II, the easygoing Lt. Doug Roberts is excluded from a much desired combat role while playing whipping boy to dyspeptic tyrant Captain Morion (James Cagney). Ensign Frank Pulver (Jack Lemmon), a brash yet cowardly wheeler-dealer, entertains Roberts with his elaborate pranks while the fatherly Doc (William Powell in his last screen appearance) offers advice. The young crew tries every available means of killing boredom, including eyeballing the nurses on a nearby island through a telescope, and Roberts does what he can to get them the R and R they badly need. The film had a troubled production history, mostly because of conflicts between Fonda, a friend of author Thomas Heggen's, and Ford, who wished to make changes that Fonda disliked. Shortly after physically attacking Fonda, Ford suffered a ruptured gallbladder and was replaced by Mervyn LeRoy. Fonda is excellent, and Lemmon gives an inspired, Oscar-winning performance in a film that flows evenly from the comic to the tragic and stands among the best World War II films produced in the 1950s.

Description by Warner Home Video:

Mister Roberts
Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell and Academy Award(R) winner Jack Lemmon steer a ramshackle Navy cargo ship into the wartime comedy hall of fame. An all-time classic.
Year: 1955

Plot Synopsis:

The crew of a World War II cargo ship comes to rely on the genial Mister Roberts to mediate the tantrums of an unqualified captain.

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Production Notes:

  • MISTER ROBERTS features William Powell's final screen performance.
  • John Ford was replaced by Mervyn LeRoy because of illness.
  • Producer Leland Hayward also was responsible for the Broadway production.
  • Henry Fonda played Mister Roberts on Broadway as well.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 19,699
  • UPC: 012569736351
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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