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The Resource "Mister Roberts", Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; an Orange production ; screen play by Frank Nugent and Joshua Logan ; produced by Leland Hayward ; directed by John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy, (DVD videorecording)

"Mister Roberts", Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; an Orange production ; screen play by Frank Nugent and Joshua Logan ; produced by Leland Hayward ; directed by John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy, (DVD videorecording)

Label
"Mister Roberts"
Title
"Mister Roberts"
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; an Orange production ; screen play by Frank Nugent and Joshua Logan ; produced by Leland Hayward ; directed by John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy
Title variation
Mr. Roberts
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A comedy-drama about life aboard a Navy cargo ship in Pacific waters during the waning days of World War II. In the Navy Register it is listed as 'The Reluctant,' but to its crew it is known as 'The Bucket.' The monotonous non-combat duty of a fun-loving crew is enlivened by a feud between the petty, intolerant martinet of a captain and an impetuous, highly-respected cargo officer whose continuous efforts to get a transfer to combat duty are blocked by the captain
Awards note
Winner, Best Supporting Actor: Jack Lemmon, 1955 Academy Awards.
Cataloging source
MDK
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Winton Hoch ; film editor, Jack Murray ; music composed and conducted by Franz Waxman ; art director, Art Loel ; technical advisors John Dale Price, Merle MacBain
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Not rated; Canadian Home Video rating: 14A
Language note
In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English or French; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon, Betsy Palmer, Ward Bond, Phil Carey; the crew: Nick Adams, Ken Curtis, Harry Carey, Jr., Frank Aletter, Fritz Ford, Buck Kartatian, William Henry, William Hudson, Stubby Kruger, Harry Tenbrook, Perry Lopez, Robert Roark, Pat Wayne, Tiger Andrews, Jim Maloney, Denny Niles, Francis Connor, Shug Fisher, Danny Borzage, Jim Murphy; the nurses: Kathleen O'Malley, Maura Murphy, Mimi Doyle, Jeanne Murray, Lonnie Pierce; Martin Milner, Gregory Walcott, James Flavin, Jack Pennick, Duke Kahanamoko
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1905-1982
  • 1894-1973
  • 1900-1987
  • 1902-1971
  • 1899-1986
  • 1892-1984
  • 1903-1960
  • 1925-2009
  • 1919-1949
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fonda, Henry
  • Ford, John
  • LeRoy, Mervyn
  • Nugent, Frank S
  • Logan, Joshua
  • Hayward, Leland
  • Cagney, James
  • Powell, William
  • Lemmon, Jack
  • Palmer, Betsy
  • Bond, Ward
  • Carey, Philip
  • Heggen, Thomas
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
  • Orange (Firm)
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
122
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sailors
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • War films
  • Comedy films
  • Feature films
  • Film adaptations
  • Films for the hearing impaired
Technique
live action
Label
"Mister Roberts", Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; an Orange production ; screen play by Frank Nugent and Joshua Logan ; produced by Leland Hayward ; directed by John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the play by Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan from the novel by Thomas Heggen as produced on the stage by Leland Hayward
  • Double-sided disc includes widescreen film (side one) and special features (side two)
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1955
  • Special features, Side one: Commentary by Jack Lemmon [optional audio feature]; Cast & crew [text feature]; Behind the scenes [text feature]; Awards [text feature]; Side two: Ed Sullivan "Toast of the town" [featurette] (14 min.); Henry Fonda Kennedy Center Honors [featurette] (4 min.); Theatrical trailer (4 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Dawn/reveille -- Latest letter -- Sick call -- Taking in the view -- Captain on deck -- Pulver and nurses -- Scotch recipe -- Challenge/Pulver -- Roberts wants in -- Firecracker idea -- Never getting off -- One of my officers? -- Harmless/visitors -- Welcome to Elysium -- Price of liberty -- Back from liberty -- Shoving off -- Changed Roberts -- Big bang V-E Day -- Cast out the enemy -- General alarm -- "Who did it?" -- Stabbed in back -- Doctor on double -- "Good night" -- Transfer day -- Thanks -- New cargo officer -- Order of the Palm -- Mail call -- Unseen enemy -- Sad news -- I, Pulver
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Isbn
9781419817687
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 012569736351
  • 085391669227
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
73635
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm70278933
  • (OCoLC)70278933
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital surround 5.1, Dolby Digital mono; letterboxed presentation preserving the aspect ratio of its original Cinemascope theatrical exhibition, 2.55:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
"Mister Roberts", Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; an Orange production ; screen play by Frank Nugent and Joshua Logan ; produced by Leland Hayward ; directed by John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the play by Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan from the novel by Thomas Heggen as produced on the stage by Leland Hayward
  • Double-sided disc includes widescreen film (side one) and special features (side two)
  • Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1955
  • Special features, Side one: Commentary by Jack Lemmon [optional audio feature]; Cast & crew [text feature]; Behind the scenes [text feature]; Awards [text feature]; Side two: Ed Sullivan "Toast of the town" [featurette] (14 min.); Henry Fonda Kennedy Center Honors [featurette] (4 min.); Theatrical trailer (4 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Dawn/reveille -- Latest letter -- Sick call -- Taking in the view -- Captain on deck -- Pulver and nurses -- Scotch recipe -- Challenge/Pulver -- Roberts wants in -- Firecracker idea -- Never getting off -- One of my officers? -- Harmless/visitors -- Welcome to Elysium -- Price of liberty -- Back from liberty -- Shoving off -- Changed Roberts -- Big bang V-E Day -- Cast out the enemy -- General alarm -- "Who did it?" -- Stabbed in back -- Doctor on double -- "Good night" -- Transfer day -- Thanks -- New cargo officer -- Order of the Palm -- Mail call -- Unseen enemy -- Sad news -- I, Pulver
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (122 min.)
Isbn
9781419817687
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 012569736351
  • 085391669227
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
73635
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm70278933
  • (OCoLC)70278933
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital surround 5.1, Dolby Digital mono; letterboxed presentation preserving the aspect ratio of its original Cinemascope theatrical exhibition, 2.55:1
Video recording format
DVD

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