Mister Roberts (1955) - adaptation of Broadway play starring Henry Fonda, James Cagney, Jack Lemmon and William Powell
Runtime: 121 min
Directed by: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy, Joshua Logan
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048380/
Henry Fonda ... Lt. JG Douglas A. 'Doug' Roberts
James Cagney ... Capt. Morton
William Powell ... Lt. 'Doc'
Jack Lemmon ... Ens. Frank Thurlowe Pulver
Betsy Palmer ... Lt. Ann Girard
Ward Bond ... Chief Petty Officer Dowdy
Philip Carey ... Mannion
Description: Lt. Doug Roberts is the cargo officer aboard the USS Reluctant, a re-supply ship serving in the South Pacific. World War II is coming to an end. The Germans have surrendered and the war in Europe is over and while there is no end in sight for the war in the Pacific, Roberts is beginning to feel that it will all pass him by and he'll never see any action. He has repeatedly requested a transfer to a combat ship but his Captain, Lt. Cmdr. Morton, knows a good thing when he has it and in Roberts, he has one of the best cargo officers available. Roberts cares about his zany crew and is often the buffer between them and the Captain who is a strict disciplinarian and who has not allowed the crew ashore now for almost a year. In return for the Captain granting the crew shore leave, Roberts agrees to follow his orders without comment or objection. The men think he's let them down but when they learn that it was Roberts who got them their shore leave, they return the favor in their own fashion.
Video and audio information:
Video : 1.36 GB, 1700 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 708x354 ~> 831x354 (2.35:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 79
Audio : 333/160/120 (main/commentary/French) MB, 384/192/192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 6/2/1 channel(s), 0x55 = AC3, CBR
Subtitles (English, French and English closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, Spanish, Turkish), posters and screenshots included