Sink the Bismarck! (1960)
Kenneth More: Captain Jonathan Shepard
[to his assistant Anne Davis, after the battle]
Captain Jonathan Shepard : Take a message: "Request pleasure of the company of Second Officer Anne Davis at dinner."
Captain Jonathan Shepard : [walking into broad daylight] Great heavens! It's nine o'clock in the morning! And I asked you out to dinner.
Anne Davis : We could always make it breakfast, couldn't we?
Captain Jonathan Shepard : Of course.
[exeunt, passing two ratings]
Able Seaman : You know, Harvey, these boys worry me. Four stripes on 'is arm, and he don't know what time of the day it is.
Anne Davis : There's an air raid going on up top.
Captain Jonathan Shepard : A bad one?
Anne Davis : No, not very.
Captain Jonathan Shepard : Won't your family be worried about you?
Anne Davis : I have no family here. My father lives in Canada.
Captain Jonathan Shepard : I thought that, surely, you must be married or something.
Anne Davis : No, sir, not at all.
Captain Jonathan Shepard : Doesn't that seem a little odd, if you don't mind my saying so?
Anne Davis : I was going to be married last year... it didn't work out.
Captain Jonathan Shepard : His fault or yours?
Anne Davis : ...He was at Dunkirk. He was listed as Missing in Action. It was just a year ago, only last week. He was rather a wonderful man. Not brilliant or dashing or anything like that but, just rather wonderful.
Captain Jonathan Shepard : Sorry.
Anne Davis : Actually, I think it helps to talk about these things, don't you, sir?
Captain Jonathan Shepard : [Promptly] No, I don't. As a matter of fact, I don't think it helps at all. Getting emotional about things is a peacetime luxury. Wartime is much too painful.
Anne Davis : But you can't turn off your emotions just because there's a war on. You can't do anything about your feelings.
Captain Jonathan Shepard : Yes, you can.
Captain Jonathan Shepard : I've fought these people before. They have to prove their superiority every day. That's their one tremendous weakness