Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell and Academy Award (R) winner Jack Lemmon steer a ramshackle Navy cargo ship into the wartime comedy hall of fame. An all-time classic. 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 Jack Lemmon's Oscar-winning performance as Ensign Pulver, make this movie a much beloved classic. From Academy Award-winning director John Ford ("Stagecoach", "The Grapes of Wrath") and Mervyn LeRoy ("Little Caesar", "Gypsy"), featuring a stellar cast of screen legends: Fonda, Cagney, Lemmon and William Powell ("The Thin Man"), in his final film. Adapted by Joshua Logan ("Camelot", "Picnic") from his hit Broadway play.
Starring Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon, James Cagney
Director John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy