August 2, 2021 - 6:30 pm
Based on a hit Broadway play, director John Ford’s “Mister Roberts” stars Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon, James Cagney and more in a bittersweet film about a supply officer aboard a decrepit cargo ship during World War II.
Roberts (Fonda), the first officer of the Reluctant, yearns for a transfer into a combat zone but is thwarted by the ship’s captain (Cagney), a petty tyrant. Forced to endure various humiliations in exchange for privileges, the crew engage in minor acts of resistance, and look to Mr. Roberts for inspiration and moral support.
“Still an expert mix of sentiment, comedy, patriotism and anarchy.” –David Parkinson, Empire