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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Did You Know?
The USS Hewell (AG-145), the ship utilized as the Reluctant, was NOT an LCM but an "AG", a small backwaters naval cargo ship. See more
As Ensign Pulver tries to climb the stairs after blowing up the laundry room, you hear him calling out to someone and whistling at the same time. See more
Chief Petty Officer Dowdy
[after Schlemmer crashes police motorcycle off end of dock
Schlemmer! Get up here, you idiot! What're you tryin' to do?
[jumping back in the water
I forgot my motorcycle!
The seven top-billed actors listed in the opening credits are not listed with the other players in the end credits. See more
Television and the standard VHS prints substitute a different march that is played over the loudspeakers during the scene where Henry Fonda is listening to the VE Day celebrations and throws the captain's palm tree overboard. Also eliminated is the voice-over of Fonda humming the march as he walks up the gang ladder leaving the scene. See more
Army Air Corps Song
Written by Robert Crawford See more