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  • When Doug strikes a deal with the captain in order to get the men shore leave, the favorite cargo officer becomes almost as much of an enemy as the captain

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      Mister Roberts is a movie that revolves around a man named Doug Roberts. He is stuck on a shipping boat out in the middle of nowhere, acting as cargo officer for the U. S. Navy.

      Meanwhile, a war is going on and Doug feels restless that he is missing it. On the boat with him are bored, young officers who spend their days cleaning and scrubbing the deck. Excitement consists of a party of nurses who moved onto a port within their range.

      On board with them is a


      crazy, mad captain who is obsessed with the palm tree on board. It is a symbol of their cargo record, and he loves it. Jack Lemmon makes his debut as Ensign Pulver, a young man who constantly comes up with schemes against the Captain, but who never carries them out.

      He happens to also be Doug’s roommate. When Doug strikes a deal with the captain in order to get the men shore leave, the favorite cargo officer becomes almost as much of an enemy as the captain. He must ...


      • obey all the captain’s orders, not send in any transfer letters, and put men on report.

        The guys think Mr. ROberts has lost his mind, or that he is bucking for a promotion, when in actuality, he is carrying through his part of the deal. In the end, Mr.

        Roberts snaps and destroys the one thing that the captain loves dearest of all: the palm tree. He throws the dreadful thing off of the boat into the sea. The boys learn of the deal and begin to respect Mr.

        Roberts even more than before. So Doug regains his dignity and respect, and finally gets transfered off of the ship into the war. In the end, Pulver is promoted to cargo officer.

        He does what he is told by the crazy captain, until a letter telling of Doug’s death comes. The viewers get a sense in the end that the captain will have as much trouble with Pulver. I love this movie.

        It is a classic comedy. It is for everyone to enjoy. It is funny, heartwarming, and interesting.

        Highly recommend.




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