The Caine Mutiny (1954)
Warner Anderson: Capt. Blakely
[LT Greenwald has just questioned LCDR Queeg about the incident involving the yellow die marker]
Capt. Blakely : Mr. Greenwald, there can be no more serious charge against an officer than cowardice under fire.
Lt. Barney Greenwald : Sir, may I make one thing clear? It is not the defense's contention that Lieutenant Commander Queeg is a coward - quite the contrary! The defense assumes that no man who rises to command a United States naval ship can possibly BE a coward, and that, therefore, if he commits questionable acts under fire, the explanation MUST be ELSEWHERE!