Film Screening: Mister Roberts. Based on the novel and Broadway play. Mister Roberts tells the story of a WWII cargo ship executive officer who desperately wants to be reassigned to a battle task force, but its thwarted at every step by the ship's commanding offcier. Nominated for 3 Academy Awards and starring Henry Fonda, Jack Lemon, and James Cagney, Mister Roberts is sure to tickle your funny bone.