The Caine Mutiny

The Caine Mutiny is a 1954 film about a US Naval captain who shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship. The first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.






Captain Queeg:
Anyone notice anything peculiar about Seaman First Class Urban? A shirt-tail hanging out of trousers is, I believe, regulation uniform for a bus boy, not, however, for a sailor in the United States Navy. These are some of the things we're going to start noticing again. Mr. Maryk, who is the morale officer?

Lt. Maryk:
We don't have one, sir.

Captain Queeg:
Who, then, is the Junior Ensign?

Lt. Maryk:
Keith, sir.

Captain Queeg:
Mr. Keith, you are now appointed the morale officer. In addition to your other duties, you are to see that shirttails are tucked inside trousers.

Ensign Keith:
Aye, aye, sir.

Captain Queeg:
If I see one more shirttail flapping while I'm captain of this ship - woe betide the sailor; woe betide the OOD; and woe betide the morale officer. I kid you not.

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