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Mister Roberts (30-Jul-1955)

Directors: John Ford; Mervyn LeRoy

Writers: Frank Nugent; Joshua Logan

From novel: Mister Roberts by Thomas Heggen

From a play: Mister Roberts by Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan

Music Composed and Conducted by: Franz Waxman

Producer: Leland Hayward

Keywords: Drama, Comedy, WWII

Mister Roberts, cargo officer on a rundown cargo vessel in the Pacific Theater, aches to be transferred to a destroyer where he might experience some actual fighting; his captain sees the value in Roberts and wants him to stay put. Adaptation of the 1948-51 Broadway play, which ran for 1157 performances. Jack Lemmon won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor; the film received additional nominations for Best Picture and Best Sound Recording. Followed nine years later by a lesser sequel, Ensign Pulver (1964).

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Nick Adams
10-Jul-1931 7-Feb-1968 Johnny Yuma on The Rebel
Tige Andrews
19-Mar-1920 27-Jan-2007 Capt. Greer on The Mod Squad
Ward Bond
9-Apr-1903 5-Nov-1960 Wagon Train
James Cagney
17-Jul-1899 30-Mar-1986 New York tough guy
Harry Carey, Jr.
16-May-1921 27-Dec-2012 The Whales of August
Philip Carey
15-Jul-1925 6-Feb-2009 One Life to Live
Ken Curtis
2-Jul-1916 29-Apr-1991 Festus Haggen on Gunsmoke
Henry Fonda
16-May-1905 12-Aug-1982 12 Angry Men
Duke Kahanamoku
24-Aug-1890 22-Jan-1968 Olympic swimmer, five-time medalist
Jack Lemmon
8-Feb-1925 27-Jun-2001 The Odd Couple
Martin Milner
28-Dec-1931 6-Sep-2015 LAPD officer Pete Malloy on Adam-12
Betsy Palmer
1-Nov-1926 29-May-2015 Friday the 13th
William Powell
29-Jul-1892 5-Mar-1984 My Man Godfrey
Patrick Wayne
15-Jul-1939   Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger


Henry Fonda   ...   Lt. Roberts
James Cagney   ...   Capt. Morton
William Powell   ...   Doc
Jack Lemmon   ...   Ens. Frank Thurlowe Pulver
Also Starring
Betsy Palmer   ...   Lt. Ann Girard
Ward Bond   ...   CPO Dowdy
Philip Carey   ...   Mannion
The Crew
Nick Adams   ...   Crewman
Perry Lopez   ...   Crewman
Ken Curtis   ...   Crewman
Robert Roark   ...   Crewman
Harry Carey, Jr.   ...   Crewman
Patrick Wayne   ...   Crewman
Frank Aletter   ...   Crewman
Tige Andrews   ...   Crewman
Fritz Ford   ...   Crewman
Jim Moloney   ...   Crewman
Buck Kartalian   ...   Crewman
Denny Niles   ...   Crewman
William Henry   ...   Crewman
Francis Connor   ...   Crewman
William Hudson   ...   Crewman
Shug Fisher   ...   Crewman
Stubby Kruger   ...   Crewman
Danny Borzage   ...   Crewman
Harry Tenbrook   ...   Crewman
Jim Murphy   ...   Crewman
Kathleen O'Malley   ...   Nurse
Maura Murphy   ...   Nurse
Mimi Doyle   ...   Nurse
Jeanne Murray   ...   Nurse
Lonnie Pierce   ...   Nurse
Martin Milner   ...   Shore Patrol Officer
Gregory Walcott   ...   Shore Patrolman
James Flavin   ...   Military Policeman
Jack Pennick   ...   Marine Sergeant
Duke Kahanamoku   ...   Native Chief


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