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Mister Roberts (1955)

Henry Fonda reprises his hit stage role as the title officer aboard a backwater WWII cargo ship whose attempts to serve a more active duty in the Pacific are scuttled by his dictatorial captain (James Cagney). He nevertheless attempts to lift the spirits of the crew, with support from the ship’s medical officer (William Powell) and a young ensign played by Jack Lemmon, who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance. This screening is presented as part of our WB100 celebration.