Mister Roberts

Mister Roberts

DVD - 1998
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A comedy-drama about life aboard a Navy cargo ship in Pacific waters during World War II. The monotonous non-combat duty of a fun-loving crew is enlivened by a feud between the petty, intolerant captain and an impetuous, highly-respected cargo officer whose continuous efforts to get a transfer to combat duty are blocked by the captain.

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RescueDog
Aug 03, 2016

Absolutely fantastic movie with Duke Ellington score throughout. One you can watch over & over. Others have mentioned Lemmon & Fonda already. I think Cagney was also perfectly cast.

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JackPurcell
Nov 26, 2015

Excellent WWII navy war in the Pacific movie. The movie Caine Mutiny should have been, but didn't make it. Well worth the watch.

Vincent T Lombardo Sep 20, 2015

This movie is a bit too long and sometimes moves too slowly, but, overall, it is very entertaining and provides food for thought. The cast is wonderful, particularly Jack Lemmon, who won an Oscar for his performance.

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ilovewhippets
Feb 15, 2014

Fun movie! I am not a fan of old movies, but this one is definitely an exception, worth seeing!

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bigmanwithbigtits
Nov 20, 2013

Henry Fonda is magnificent as usual. And Oscar winner Jack Lemmon delivers the goods also.

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asw94
Mar 18, 2012

I agree with the previous comments and would expand just a little. The roles played by the 4 principals (Henry Fonda - the title character, Jack Lemmon, William Powell, and James Cagney) seem so credibly performed and so smoothly integrated, that one could probably feel satisfied watching them alone. The rest of the cast, and the story, although good, are almost like a bonus.

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Koenigstiger
Jul 14, 2011

Mister Roberts is just a wonderful movie- it's the perfect mix of drama and comedy and has one of the best endings (which is where many movies fall down badly) ever. I'd give it 6 stars if I could.

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KerrAvon
Jul 12, 2011

Totally enjoyable!

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