Awesome / Mister Roberts

  • Roberts throws the prized palm tree overboard. It angers Morton enough to expose his deal over an open microphone.
  • The ending: "Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinkin' palm tree overboard! Now, what's all this crud about 'no movie tonight'?"
  • Real Life example: When John Ford met James Cagney at the airport, the director warned that they would "tangle asses," which caught Cagney by surprise. The next day, Cagney was slightly late on set, and Ford became incensed. Cagney cut short the imminent tirade, saying: "When I started this picture, you said that we would tangle asses before this was over. I'm ready now are you?" Ford backed down and walked away and he and Cagney had no further conflicts on the set.
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