A Night to Remember (1958)
Frank Lawton: Chairman J. Bruce Ismay
Captain Edward J. Smith : [addressing the ship's officers and Ismay on the bridge] Gentlemen, we are in a precarious position. We must be prepared to abandon ship.
[Officers look at each other in sheer surprise]
Captain Edward J. Smith : Mister Murdoch, you will muster the passengers. Mister Lightoller, you will have the boats uncovered and swung out. Mister Boxhall, call all hands and get them to boat stations. Mister Moody, you will help Mister Lightoller. Mister Wilde and Mister Pitman will remain on the bridge. Everything will be done quietly and calmly. There must be no alarm and no panic. I will give the word when the boats are to loaded with the women and children. Carry on, please.
[the officers disperse to carry out their orders]
Ismay : Captain! Aren't you exaggerating the danger?
Captain Edward J. Smith : I'm afraid not.
Ismay : But... Where's Andrews?
Captain Edward J. Smith : I am acting on his advice. This ship is going to founder.
Ismay : But, she can't! In any case, we can't get everyone in the boats.
Captain Edward J. Smith : [grim tone] I know that, sir. Please God, it won't come to that!
Ismay : [trying to urge people to get in the boats] Women and children first.
Mr. Isador Straus : [sees Ismay past and tries to get his wife to follow Ismay's directions] Please, Rachel, get in the boat.
Col. Archibald Gracie : Yes, Mrs. Straus, you must.
Mrs. Straus : I've always stayed with my husband, Colonel. So why should I leave him now?
Mr. Isador Straus : Please, be sensible.
Mrs. Straus : We have been living together for many years, Isador. Where you go, I go.
Col. Archibald Gracie : I'm sure nobody would object to an old gentleman like Mr. Straus going in a boat. I'll ask the officer.
Mr. Isador Straus : No! I will not go before the other men.
Mrs. Straus : We stay.
Engineer : She's making water fast sir. The mail hold's practically full already.
Captain Edward J. Smith : Aren't the pumps working?
First Officer William Murdoch : Yes sir.
Captain Edward J. Smith : [indicates engineer can return to his job] Thank you.
Fourth Officer Joseph Boxhall : The engine room says they'll need more. They're rigging them now.
Ismay : This is most unfortunate, Captain.
Captain Edward J. Smith : Yes sir.
Ismay : Do you think the ship is seriously damaged?
Captain Edward J. Smith : I'm afraid she is.
[sees Andrews arrive on the bridge]
Captain Edward J. Smith : Excuse me.
Ismay : [to Murdoch] How long is this likely to delay us?
First Officer William Murdoch : Not long, I expect, sir.
Captain Edward J. Smith : [to Andrews, quietly] We've struck a berg. I think she's badly damaged. I would like to know *how* badly.
Andrews : Right. I'll go down and have a look.