How did you get in the Navy? How did you get on our side? Ah, 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 malignant growth that stands outside your door. How did you ever get command of a ship? I realize in wartime they have to scrape the bottom of the barrel. But where'd they ever scrape you up?
Frank S. Nugent (1908–1965), U.S. screenwriter, Joshua Logan, co-scenarist, John Ford, and Mervyn LeRoy. Lt. (JG) Douglas Roberts (Henry Fonda), Mister Roberts, lashing out at the Captain (James Cagney) for cancelling the crew's shore leave (1955).
Based on the play by Joshua Logan and Thomas Heggen and the novel by Thomas Heggen.