- OSCAR WINNER:
- Best Supporting Actor - Jack Lemmon
Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell and Academy Award winner Jack Lemmon steer a ramshackle Navy cargo ship into the wartime comedy hall of fame in 1955's box-office hit, Mister Roberts.
Henry Fonda is restless to see actual combat during World War II, but is stuck on a cargo ship with a crew of practical jokers who torment James Cagney, their slightly crazy captain. Cagney, of course, decides to get even.
Superb ensemble acting, including Lemmon's performance as Ensign Pulver, make this movie a much beloved classic.
From legendary director John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy, and featuring a stellar cast of screen legends, and adapted by Joshua Logan from his hit Broadway play, Mister Roberts remains a consistent audience favorite.