Mister Roberts ()

directed by John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy
featuring Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon, Betsy Palmer

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Henry Fonda returned to films after an eight-year absence in this masterful adaptation of the actor's Broadway hit Mister Roberts. Written and partially directed by Joshua Logan, the film stars Fonda as Lt. Doug Roberts, chief cargo officer of the supply ship "Reluctant." WW2 is in its last few months, and Roberts is itching for combat duty. But the Reluctant's surly, despotic captain (James Cagney), anxious to use Roberts to expedite his own promotion, refuses to sign any of Roberts' transfer requests. Helping to brighten ...


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Karen D

Jul 14, 2011

Best of the best, sir!

James Cagney should have won an Academy Award for this movie. What a great bunch of actors.


Sep 30, 2010

Funny WW2 Film

Even though it was fiction, it easily could have happened. Totally enjoyed the story and the laughs.


Sep 16, 2010

Classic film making

This is a wonderful, but bittersweet, comedy/drama set in the South Pacific in WWII. If you've seen it you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't, buy it and watch it. Excellent.

Henry Fonda and Jack Lemmon are superb.

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