Toast of the Town

Season 7 Episode 41

June 19, 1955: Mister Roberts Salute

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jun 19, 1955 on CBS

Episode Recap

"Mister Roberts" Salute - A full-hour tribute to the stage drama (written by the late Thomas Heggen) and the recent film version. The guests include Henry Fonda, James Cagney and Jack Lemmon, the cast from the movie version. Also appearing are John Forsythe and David Wayne from the "Mr. Roberts" Broadway cast). Additional guests (scheduled to appear) were Leland Hayward, and Mervyn Le Roy. Segments include: (1) A Film clip from the movie with Henry Fonda, William Powell and Jack Lemmon. (2) Live on stage, James Cagney and Jack Lemmon perform a scene from the movie: The Captain (Cagney) first meets Ensign Pulver (Lemmon). (3) John Forsythe and David Wayne, from the Broadway cast, do a scene that wasn't included in the movie. (4) The movie cast reenacts the scene in which The Captain won't grant shore leave to the crew unless Mr. Roberts promises to keep quiet about the Captain's faults.