Movie: Mister Roberts [1955] Movie: Mister Roberts [1955]

Movie: Mister Roberts [1955] Movie: Mister Roberts [1955]

Doug Roberts:
Doc, he lies in his sack all day long, bores me silly with great, moronic plots against the captain. He's never carried out one of them.



Ensign Pulver:
I haven't, huh?



Doug Roberts:
No, Frank, you haven't. What ever happened to those marbles you were gonna put in the captain's overhead so they'd roll around all night and keep him awake?



Ensign Pulver:
Now you've gone too far. Now you've asked for it.


[Pulls out a box]



Ensign Pulver:
What does that look like? Five marbles. Got another one in my pocket. Six marbles. I'm looking for marbles all day long!

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Doug Roberts:
How did you get in the Navy? How did you get on our side? Oh you ignorant, arrogant, ambitious... keeping sixty-two men in prison 'cause you got a palm tree for the work they did. I don't know which I hate worse, you or that other malignant growth that stands outside the door



Capt. Morton:
Why, you stinking little...!



Doug Roberts:
How did you ever get command of a ship? I realize in wartime they have to scrape the bottom of the barrel, but where did they ever scrape you up?



Capt. Morton:
There's just one thing left for you, Mister. A general court martial!



Doug Roberts:
That suits me fine, court martial me!



Capt. Morton:
You've got it!



Doug Roberts:
I'm asking for it! If I can't get transferred, I'll get court martialed off! I'm fed up! But you'll need a witness. Call your messenger - I'll say it all over again in front of him. Go on, call him. You want me to call him?



Capt. Morton:
No. You're a smart boy, Roberts. But I know how to take care of smart boys. I hate your guts, you smart college guys! I've been seeing your kind around since I was ten years old... working as a busboy. "Oh busboy, it seems my friend has thrown up on the table. Clean up that mess, boy, will'ya?" And then when I went to sea as a steward... people poking at you with umbrellas. "Oh, boy!", "You, boy!", "Careful with that luggage, boy!" And I took it. I took it for years! But I don't have to take it any more. There's a war on, and I'm captain of this vessel, and now YOU can take it for a change! The worst thing I can do to you... is to keep you right here, Mister, and here is where you're going to stay. Now, GET OUT!

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Doug Roberts:
Doc, that new hospital hasn't got nurses, has it?



Lt. 'Doc':
It didn't have yesterday.



Ensign Pulver:
It has today.



Lt. 'Doc':
And how did you find out they were there?



Ensign Pulver:
It just came to me all of a sudden. I was lying on my bunk this morning, thinking. And there wasn't a breath of air. And all of a sudden, a funny thing happened. A little breeze came up, and I took a big, deep breath, and I said to myself "Pulver, boy, there's women on that island!"

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Shore Patrol Officer:
A little while ago, six men from your ship broke into the home of the French Colonial Governor. They started throwing things through a plate glass living room window. We found some of the things on the lawn. Large world globe. Small love seat. A lot of books. A bust of Balzac. The French writer? We also found an Army private first class. He was unconscious at the time. He claims they threw him, too.



Doug Roberts:
Through the window?



Shore Patrol Officer:
That's right. It seems he took them there for a little joke. He didn't tell 'em it was a governor's house. He told 'em is was, uh... well, what we call in Alabama...



Doug Roberts:
Yeah, we call it the same thing in Nebraska.



Shore Patrol Officer:
Well, that's about all, Lieutenant. If it makes you feel any better, Admiral Wentworth says this is the worst ship he's ever seen in his entire naval career.

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Doug Roberts:
We've got nothing to do with the war. Maybe that's why we're on this ship, cause we're not good enough to fight. Cause our glands don't secrete enough adrenaline, or our great-great- grandmothers were afraid of the dark or something.



Lt. 'Doc':
What is it you want to be, Doug, a hero?



Doug Roberts:
Hero? Doc, you haven't heard a word I've said. Look, Doc, the war's way out there, and I'm here. Well, I don't want to be here, I wanna be out there. I'm sick and tired of being a lousy spectator.

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