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A DOMINEERING CAPTAIN, HIS PET PALM TREE & A DEVILISH CREW MAKE LIFE ABOARD A WWII CARGO SHIP MISERABLE FOR A CARGO OFFICER.
Henry Fonda re-created his Broadway hit for this 1955 film that was mostly directed by Fonda's frequent collaborator, John Ford (Young Mr. Lincoln, My Darling Clementine)--an ailing Ford was replaced at some point by Mervyn LeRoy--and the results are exceptionally fine. A perfect cast, including James Cagney's irascible captain, William Powell's thoughtful physician, and Jack Lemmon's Oscar-winning Ensign Pulver, give Fonda the right boost to portray his ennui-burdened officer with dignity, self-effacing humor, and not a trace of self-pity. A wonderful film. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to the VHS Tape edition.
Funny and entertaining "guy" movie with a great cast and lots of laughs for a navy movie .Published 5 months ago by Gerald Rivard
Mr. Roberts is a classic World War II movie, with big stars and a great story line detailing life at sea away from the action and the glory. Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2011 by Sea Tiger
Mister Roberts (Widescreen)
This is an excellent comedy, with a top-notch cast. It hasn't lost its appeal, despite its age(1955).
Given the "classic" status of this movie, it seems meaningless to discuss the content for this review. Read morePublished on July 18 2004 by Yarby
I loved this movie when I saw it many years ago, it's timeless and still funny after all these years. I'm so glad it's available on DVD and now part of my movie collection.Published on July 15 2003
Fonda, Cagney, Powell, & Lemmon! This is one of my favorites. A captain bligh type (Cagney) is stood up to by the first officer (Fonda), until a deal it cut so the men can... Read morePublished on June 29 2003 by JediMack
This is a great war movie although it's not about the aspect of war that we usually see in Hollywood. There's an explosion, but it's not from enemy action. Read morePublished on May 31 2003 by Ken Bailey