Trivia / Mister Roberts

  • Troubled Production: From the start, Ford and Fonda feuded about changes to the play; it culminated, famously, in Ford striking Fonda. Ford's health deteriorated to the point he was hospitalized twice; two other directors (Mervyn Leroy and Joshua Logan, who'd directed the stage version) replaced him, leaving studio editors to try matching their work. It's surprising Roberts turned out as well as it did.
  • What Could Have Been: This was to have originally been shot in 3-D. However, the death of the trend at the time prevented this.