Mister Roberts

Overview

A Navy lieutenant longing to see some real wartime action enters into a battle of wills with the tyrannical ship captain in this live television production of playwright Joshua Logan's Tony Award-winning Broadway play. The year is 1945. War is raging in the Pacific, and Lt. Doug Roberts (Robert Hays) is torn between his devotion to serving his country, and his duty to serve his men. Lt. Roberts longs to see some real action, though the navy cargo ship he is sailing on couldn't be in more peaceful waters. As the ...
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Overview

A Navy lieutenant longing to see some real wartime action enters into a battle of wills with the tyrannical ship captain in this live television production of playwright Joshua Logan's Tony Award-winning Broadway play. The year is 1945. War is raging in the Pacific, and Lt. Doug Roberts (Robert Hays) is torn between his devotion to serving his country, and his duty to serve his men. Lt. Roberts longs to see some real action, though the navy cargo ship he is sailing on couldn't be in more peaceful waters. As the eager lieutenant locks horns with his stubborn and unflinching Captain (Charles Durning), it quickly becomes apparent that not even the support of Ensign Pulver (Kevin Bacon) and Doc (Howard Hessman) will help in convincing the bull-headed Captain to change course and sail his crew into battle. As a result, Lt. Roberts finds himself in the precarious position of wanting to help his fellow countrymen win the war while simultaneously respecting the orders of his superiors.
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Special Features

Background essay "Mister Roberts on Stage and Screen" ; Cast filmographies
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/7/2008
  • UPC: 054961811991
  • Original Release: 1984
  • Rating:

  • Source: Acorn Media
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:53:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Hays Lt. Doug Roberts
Charles Durning Captain
Kevin Bacon Ensign Pulver
Howard Hesseman Doc
Marilu Henner
Technical Credits
Melvin Bernhardt Director
David Rintels Executive Producer
Paul Waigner Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mister Roberts
1. Opening Credits [1:16]
2. Act 1: Scene 1: Just After Dawn [14:50]
3. Act 1: Scene 2: Ensign Pulver [16:37]
4. Act 1: Scene 3: Fresh Fruit [9:33]
5. Act 1: Scene 4: Miss Girard Arrives [7:18]
6. Act 1: Scene 5: Approaching Elysium [3:23]
7. Act 1: Scene 6: The Captain's Cabin [7:48]
8. Act 2: Scene 1: Back From Leave [9:21]
9. Act 2: Scene 2: Kicked Out of Port [4:08]
10. Act 2: Scene 3: V-E Day [11:28]
11. Act 2: Scene 4: The Palm Tree [8:17]
12. Act 2: Scene 5: Order of the Palm [9:50]
13. Act 2: Scene 6: Mail Call [8:25]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Mister Roberts
   Play Feature
   Scene Selection
   Mister Roberts on Stage and Screen
   Cast Filmographies
      Robert Hays
      Charles Durning
      Kevin Bacon
      Howard Hesseman
      Marilu Henner
   Credits
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