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Mister Roberts (1955 film) Quotes

Mister Roberts (1955 film) is a television show that appeared on TV in 1970 . Mister Roberts stopped airing in 1970.

It features Leland Hayward as producer, Franz Waxman in charge of musical score, and Winton C. Hoch as head of cinematography.

Mister Roberts (1955 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Mister Roberts (1955 film) is 123 minutes long. Mister Roberts (1955 film) is distributed by Warner Bros..

The cast includes: Jack Lemmon as Ensign Pulver, Nick Adams as Reber, Martin Milner as Shore Patrol Officer, and Ward Bond as Chief Petty Officer Dowdy.

Mister Roberts (1955 film) Quotes

Jack Lemmon as Ensign Pulver

  • (Unnamed) "You pretend you want me to improve your mind. You've never finished one book I've given you to read."
  • (Jack Lemmon) "I've finished "God's Little Acre," Doug boy."
  • (Unnamed) "I didn't give you that. He's been reading "God's Little Acre" for over a year now. He's underlined every erotic passage and added exclamation points. And after a certain pornographic climax, he's inserted the words "well written.""
  • (Jack Lemmon) "If I could be with you one hour tonight, If I was free to do the things I might, I'm telling you true, I'd be anything but blue, If I could be with you."
  • (Unnamed) "Doc, he lies in his sack all day long, bores me silly with great, moronic plots against the captain. He's never carried out one of them."
  • (Jack Lemmon) "I haven't, huh?"
  • (Unnamed) "No, Frank, you haven't. What ever happened to those marbles you were gonna put in the captain's overhead so they'd roll around all night and keep him awake?"
  • (Jack Lemmon) "Now you've gone too far. Now you've asked for it."
  • (Jack Lemmon) "What does that look like? Five marbles. Got another one in my pocket. Six marbles. I'm looking for marbles all day long."
  • (Jack Lemmon) "Doc, I've been aboard this destroyer for two weeks now and we've already been through four air attacks. I'm in the war at last, Doc. I've caught up with that task force that passed me by. I'm glad to be here. I had to be here, I guess. But I'm thinking now of you, Doc,and you, Frank. And Dolan, and Dowdy, and Insigna and everyone else on that bucket. All the guys everywhere who sail from Tedium to Apathy and back again, with an occasional side trip to Monotony. This is a tough crew on here, and they have a wonderful battle record. But I've discovered, Doc, that the unseen enemy of this war is the boredom that eventually becomes a faith and, therefore, a terrible sort of suicide. l know now that the ones who refuse to surrender to it are the strongest of all. Right now I'm looking at something that's hanging over my desk. A preposterous hunk of brass attached to the most bilious piece of ribbon I've ever seen. I'd rather have it than the Congressional Medal of Honor. It tells me what I'll always be proudest of: That at a time in the world when courage counted most I lived among 62 brave men."
  • (Jack Lemmon) "Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinkin' palm tree overboard. Now what's all this crud about no movie tonight?"
  • (Unnamed) "That's mostly what makes physical heroism. Opportunity. It's a reflex. I think that seventy-five out of a hundred young males have that reflex. You take any one of them. Say even Frank Thurlowe Pulver, here. Put him into a B-29 over Japan, and you know what you'd have?"
  • (Unnamed) "No I don't, Doctor."
  • (Unnamed) "You'd have Pulver, the Congressional Medal of Honor winner. Pulver, who single-handed shot down twenty-three attacking Zeros. Pulver who, with his bare hands, held together the severed wing struts of his plane, and with his bare feet successfully landed his mortally wounded plane on his home field. Reflex. It's like the knee jerk. Strike the patella tendon in any human being, you produce the knee jerk. Look."
  • (Jack Lemmon) "What's the matter, Doc?"
  • (Unnamed) "Nothing, but stay out of B-29s, Frank, my boy."
  • (Unnamed) "Doc, that new hospital hasn't got nurses, has it?"
  • (Unnamed) "It didn't have yesterday."
  • (Jack Lemmon) "It has today."
  • (Unnamed) "And how did you find out they were there?"
  • (Jack Lemmon) "It just came to me all of a sudden. I was lying on my bunk this morning, thinking. And there wasn't a breath of air. And all of a sudden, a funny thing happened. A little breeze came up, and I took a big, deep breath, and I said to myself "Pulver, boy, there's women on that island.""
  • (Unnamed) "Frank, I like you. There's no getting around the fact that you're a real likable guy."
  • (Jack Lemmon) "Yeah? Yeah."
  • (Unnamed) "But --"
  • (Jack Lemmon) "But what?"
  • (Unnamed) "Well, I also think you're the most hapless, lazy, disorganized, and in general most lecherous person I've ever known in my life."
  • (Jack Lemmon) "I am not."
  • (Unnamed) "You're not what?"
  • (Jack Lemmon) "I am not disorganized."

Ward Bond as Chief Petty Officer Dowdy

  • (Ward Bond) "Schlemmer. Get up here, you idiot. What're you tryin' to do?"
  • (Unnamed) "I forgot my motorcycle."

Nick Adams as Reber

  • (Nick Adams) "Say, Doc, when I woke up this morning, I had --"
  • (Unnamed) "And remembered you were working cargo. Continue."
  • (Nick Adams) "Honest, Doc, I couldn't even straighten up. I guess it's the old appendix again, huh, Doc?"
  • (Unnamed) "That appendix of yours certainly gets around, Reber. Now it's on the wrong side. Two aspirin, marked for duty. Next."
  • (Nick Adams) "Aspirin? For a floatin' appendix, Doc?"
  • (Unnamed) "Yes, it's the latest thing. I'll have one with you."

Martin Milner as Shore Patrol Officer

  • (Martin Milner) "A little while ago, six men from your ship broke into the home of the French Colonial Governor. They started throwing things through a plate glass living room window. We found some of the things on the lawn. Large world globe. Small love seat. A lot of books. A bust of Balzac. The French writer? We also found an Army private first class. He was unconscious at the time. He claims they threw him, too."
  • (Unnamed) "Through the window?"
  • (Martin Milner) "That's right. It seems he took them there for a little joke. He didn't tell 'em it was a governor's house. He told 'em is was, uh -- well, what we call in Alabama --"
  • (Unnamed) "Yeah, we call it the same thing in Nebraska."
  • (Martin Milner) "Well, that's about all, Lieutenant. If it makes you feel any better, Admiral Wentworth says this is the worst ship he's ever seen in his entire naval career."

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