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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Henry Fonda
James Cagney
William Powell
Jack Lemmon
Directors
John Ford
Mervyn LeRoy
Screenwriters
Thomas Heggen
Joshua Logan
Frank S Nugent
Running Time
115 minutes

Mister Roberts


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Plot
When not keeping scheming ensign Frank Thurlowe Pulver out of trouble, Lieutenant Doug Roberts attempts to mediate between the crew of the USS Reluctant and their captain, who resolutely refuses to engage in wartime action. But only the ship's doctor appreciates the pressure he's under.


Verdict
Still an expert mix of sentiment, comedy, patriotism and anarchy


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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