Robert Walker, Jr. takes the title Jack Lemmon role in this lame sequel to MISTER ROBERTS. The USS Reluctant
roams the South Pacific in the waning days of World War II, dropping cargo at obscure island bases. The ship is ruled over by a tyrannical captain (played by the unlikely Burl
Ives), and most of the comedy revolves around his excesses and the men's dissatisfaction. Pulver entertains ambitions of becoming a medical man and the ship's doctor (Walter Matthau) is his mentor. When a storm washes the captain overboard, Pulver goes out to rescue him, but it's not until morning
that they are missed, and the pair drift in a rubber raft until they wash up on an...