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  • ISBN: 141981768X
  • ISBN: 9781419817687
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen version.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Pictures : 2005.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the play by Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan from the novel by Thomas Heggen as produced on the stage by Leland Hayward.
Double-sided disc includes widescreen film (side one) and special features (side two).
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1955.
Special features, Side one: Commentary by Jack Lemmon [optional audio feature]; Cast & crew [text feature]; Behind the scenes [text feature]; Awards [text feature]; Side two: Ed Sullivan "Toast of the town" [featurette] (14 min.); Henry Fonda Kennedy Center Honors [featurette] (4 min.); Theatrical trailer (4 min.).
Formatted Contents Note:
Dawn/reveille -- Latest letter -- Sick call -- Taking in the view -- Captain on deck -- Pulver and nurses -- Scotch recipe -- Challenge/Pulver -- Roberts wants in -- Firecracker idea -- Never getting off -- One of my officers? -- Harmless/visitors -- Welcome to Elysium -- Price of liberty -- Back from liberty -- Shoving off -- Changed Roberts -- Big bang V-E Day -- Cast out the enemy -- General alarm -- "Who did it?" -- Stabbed in back -- Doctor on double -- "Good night" -- Transfer day -- Thanks -- New cargo officer -- Order of the Palm -- Mail call -- Unseen enemy -- Sad news -- I, Pulver.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Winton Hoch ; film editor, Jack Murray ; music composed and conducted by Franz Waxman ; art director, Art Loel ; technical advisors John Dale Price, Merle MacBain.
Participant or Performer Note:
Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon, Betsy Palmer, Ward Bond, Phil Carey; the crew: Nick Adams, Ken Curtis, Harry Carey, Jr., Frank Aletter, Fritz Ford, Buck Kartatian, William Henry, William Hudson, Stubby Kruger, Harry Tenbrook, Perry Lopez, Robert Roark, Pat Wayne, Tiger Andrews, Jim Maloney, Denny Niles, Francis Connor, Shug Fisher, Danny Borzage, Jim Murphy; the nurses: Kathleen O'Malley, Maura Murphy, Mimi Doyle, Jeanne Murray, Lonnie Pierce; Martin Milner, Gregory Walcott, James Flavin, Jack Pennick, Duke Kahanamoko.
Summary, etc.:
A comedy-drama about life aboard a Navy cargo ship in Pacific waters during the waning days of World War II. In the Navy Register it is listed as 'The Reluctant,' but to its crew it is known as 'The Bucket.' The monotonous non-combat duty of a fun-loving crew is enlivened by a feud between the petty, intolerant martinet of a captain and an impetuous, highly-respected cargo officer whose continuous efforts to get a transfer to combat duty are blocked by the captain.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA Rating: Not rated; Canadian Home Video rating: 14A.
System Details Note:
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital surround 5.1, Dolby Digital mono; letterboxed presentation preserving the aspect ratio of its original Cinemascope theatrical exhibition, 2.55:1.
Language Note:
In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English or French; closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Winner, Best Supporting Actor: Jack Lemmon, 1955 Academy Awards.
Subject: Sailors > Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 > Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 > Naval operations, American > Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Pacific Ocean > Drama.
Genre: War films.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Comedy films.
War films.

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