Titanic (1997) Poster


Jonathan Hyde: Bruce Ismay



  • Ismay : [Andrews enters room with crew behind him; he lays out architectural drawings on table, with Ismay behind him]  Most unfortunate, captain!

    Thomas Andrews : [perspiring and trembling]  Water... fourteen feet above the keel in ten minutes. In the forepeak, in all three holds and in the boiler room six.

    Ismay : When can we get underway, damnit!

    Thomas Andrews : That's five compartments! She can stay afloat with the first four compartments breached, but not five!

    [tersely to Smith] 

    Thomas Andrews : Not five. As she goes down by the head, the water will spill over the tops of the bulkheads at E deck from one to the next. Back and back. There's no stopping it.

    Smith : The pumps... if we opened the doors...

    Thomas Andrews : [interrupting]  The pumps buy you time, but minutes only. From this moment, no matter what we do, Titanic will founder.

    Ismay : [incredulously]  But this ship can't sink!

    Thomas Andrews : She's made of iron, sir! I assure you, she can... and she will. It is a mathematical certainty.

    Smith : How much time?

    Thomas Andrews : An hour... two at most.

    Smith : And how many aboard, Mr. Murdoch?

    1st Officer William Murdoch : 2,200 souls on board, sir.

    Smith : [turning to Ismay]  Well, I believe you may get your headlines, Mr. Ismay.

  • Molly Brown : [to the group who are dining at the same table]  Hey, uh, who thought of the name Titanic? Was it you, Bruce?

    Ismay : Yes, actually. I wanted to convey sheer size, and size means stability, luxury, and above all, strength.

    Rose : Do you know of Dr. Freud, Mr. Ismay? His ideas about the male preoccupation with size might be of particular interest to you.

    Ruth : [whispering]  What's gotten into you?

    Rose : Excuse me.

    [She rises and leaves] 

    Ruth : I do apologize.

    Molly Brown : She's a pistol, Cal! Hope you can handle her.

    Cal Hockley : Well, I may have to start minding what she reads from now on, won't I, Mrs. Brown?

    Ismay : Freud? Who is he? Is he a passenger?

  • Ismay : So you've not yet lit the last four boilers?

    Smith : No, I don't see the need. We are making excellent time.

    Ismay : The press knows the size of Titanic. Now I want them to marvel at her speed. We must give them something new to print! This maiden voyage of Titanic must make headlines!

    Smith : Mr. Ismay, I would prefer not to push the engines until they've been properly run in.

    Ismay : Of course, I'm just a passenger. I leave it to your good offices to decide what's best. But what a glorious end to your final crossing if we were to get to New York on Tuesday night and surprise them all! Make the morning papers. Retire with a bang, eh E.J.?

    Ismay : [Smith nods reluctantly]  Good man.

  • Ismay : Do you know who I am?

    Fifth Officer Lowe : You're a passenger and I'm a ship bloody officer! NOW DO AS YOU'RE TOLD!

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