Captain Scarface (1953) - full transcript

The Banos has exploded and sunk at sea, but another freighter, also called the Banos, is now loading at a South American port, under the command of a man known as 'Captain Scarface'. On shore at the Los Rios Hotel, a number of passengers are waiting to board the ship. Sam Wilton is in trouble, and needs to get back to the USA quickly. Ilse Yeager is waiting to be reunited with her father, who arrives with Mr. Kroll, an associate of Captain Scarface. A man named Clegg, who has just completed some work for the captain, also arrives and demands money from Kroll. Meanwhile, the captain is expecting Dr. Yeager, whom he plans to force into helping him on a mission of destruction.

[theme music]



[ship's horn blowing]

Mr. Perro, at what time are
we to be finished loading?

We'll be lucky if we finish
before sundown, Captain.

Well, of course,
we will be finished.

We are moving according to plan.

You seem to be
worried, Mr. Perro.

I am.


I don't like the idea of
taking passengers with us.

It's too much of a risk to take.

If I cancel their passage,
questions would be asked.

Questions I'm afraid I could
not answer satisfactorily.

It would be a bigger
risk not to take them.

And you do not worry about
taking risks, Mr. Perro.

No, no, but I still
think it's a big mistake

to leave Clegg behind.

I have a radio man.

I have no need for two.

Besides, I do not think that
Clegg would like going with us.

Where is he?

Checking the cabins.

Ah, arrangements have
been made for Mr. Clegg.

I can promise you he
will cause us no trouble.

You disappoint me Mr. Clegg.

I have always considered you a
man with the nerves of steel.

I don't like anybody sneaking
up behind me like that.

My dear man, I did not
sneak up behind you.

I merely opened the
door, and there you were.

You could have knocked.

Next time I will, perhaps.

You won't ever be
seeing me again, Captain.

And I won't ever be
seeing you again.

Can't say that'll upset me any.

You just pay me the
rest of my money.

I'll be on my way.

You have checked the entire ship?

Yeah, I checked.

Couldn't find a
single thing wrong.

I'll bet if Captain
Gano walked on deck,

he'd swear it was his ship.

Well, Captain Gano will
never walk the deck again,

will he, Mr Clegg?

There is nothing to be
afraid of now, Mr. Clegg.

Your job is finished.

Stinkin' job it was, too.

Yes, that is why you
were so well paid.

I ain't been paid yet.

Tell me Mr. Clegg, now that you
are a competitively rich man,

were do you intend...

Our plans are no concern of yours.

Just give me my money,
and I'll be on...

Oh, I do not have the money.

What's that?

Now do not excite
yourself, Mr. Clegg.

You will get your
money, of course.

I want it now.

Mr. Clegg, no matter
where you go eventually,

you will have to start from
San Brejo, will you not?


Well, then that is it.

There is a Mr. Kroll staying
at the Los Rios Hotel.

He will be expecting you.

He will pay you.

If I don't get my money
from this Mr. Kroll,

your ship will be picked up
before she clears Brejo Gulf.

Ah, but you will be paid.

What does Mr. Kroll look like?

I do not have the slightest idea.

I've never met Mr. Kroll.

If you've never met him, what
makes you think he'll pay me?

Please, Mr. Clegg, you
have nothing to worry about.

I have had business
dealings with Mr. Kroll

even though we have never met.

He will take very
good care of you.

Now, you had better hurry.


Sam Wilton.

What the devil are you
doing here in San Brejo?

I came by to see you, Manuel.

Why are you shaking
with your left hand?

Is the bullet still in there?

Oh, no, no.

I stopped by Saraguro, and
the doctor, he took it out.

It's a little stiff, but it's OK.

Look, Manuel, would
you give me a drink?

Who'd want to shoot you, Sam?


Moyendo, but why he
want to shoot you?

You have run his plantation
for nearly five years.

Moyendo always speak
very well of you.

Why, he felt like an uncle to you.

Yeah, but his wife
didn't feel like my aunt.

Oh, I see.

Moyendo is a very jealous man.

Yeah, yeah, I know.

Well, there are a
lot of plantations

that need a farmer like you.

Have nothing to worry about, Sam.

Look, Manuel, I've got
quite a bit to worry about.

Is Moyendo here in San Brejo?

No, no, he's still
up at the plantation.

But I am in trouble,
and I need help, Manuel.

Sure, Sam, what can I do?

I got to get back to the states.

Oh, that is simple.

When do you want to go?

Well, on the first
boat that leaves here.

The Banos leaves tonight.

Good, good.

I want you to put
me right on board.

Well, I don't need this much.

You give me your passport...

I don't have a passport.

That's why I gave
you this extra money.

You can get me one, can't you?

But where is your passport?

Well, it's still back
there at the plantation.

I don't feel like
going back to get it.


Moyendo has very big temper.

All right, Sam.

I go to the office to make a call.

I'll be right back.

Hey, Manuel.

Who's the girl?

Miss Yeager.

Staying here?

Yeah, she's been
here about a week.

She's a very beautiful
woman, Manuel.

Yes, and Moyendo's wife is
also a very beautiful woman.

Sam, you appreciate
too many women.

You'd be much better off to
appreciate just one woman,

maybe then you will not
always be in trouble.

Look, Manuel, when you
get me the passport,

don't get under my own name.

Use the name of Smith, or Jones,
or anything but Wilton, huh?

Sam, there is something
you're not telling me.

I'll tell you all about it
when you come back, but remember

if you don't get me the passport,

I'm in trouble, understand?


Oh, good morning.

Good morning, Manuel.

Mr. Dilts would
like to talk to you.

Of course, is there
something wrong, Mr. Dilts?

Yes, Manuel, there is.

Did you sell this, whatever,
you call it to my wife?

Yes, it is beautiful, isn't it?

Oh, I think so.

My husband doesn't, though.

Manuel, I've enjoyed
my stay at your hotel,

and I will gladly pay the
bill, which I might say

is very high for what
your hotel has to offer.

But I refuse to pay $25 for this
ridiculous piece of crockery.

So if you will please
take it back, I will...

Oh, Fred, please.

I want it.

I've never seen anything
quite like this before.

It'll make a wonderful souvenir
of our trip to South America.

Oh, please, Fred.

I'm sorry, Kate, I will not pay
$25 for this ridiculous looking


Why it isn't worth...

Mr. Dilts, would you be
willing to pay $15 for it?

No, Manuel, I wouldn't.

Oh, Fred, please.

Oh, very well, Kate.

Well, now that that's settled,
we'd like to pay our bill.

We're leaving on
the Banos tonight.

Certainly, Mr. Crofton.

Come with me.

Is there a Mr.
Kroll staying here?

I don't know.

Why do you want to see him?

I take it you know Mr. Kroll.

Where is he?

Are you a friend of his?

No way.

Did a favor for him once.

Mr. Kroll hasn't arrived yet.

When he does, tell him
Mr. Clegg wants to see him.

Are you feeling all right?

I am Manuel, proprietor
of the Los Rios Hotel.

How do you do?

We would like two rooms.

Of course.

How long do you intend to stay?

We have passage
booked on the Banos.

Do you know when the
Banos is leaving?

It is leaving tonight.




It has been a long time.

I still can't believe
that you're here.

I was so worried.

I'm really here,
thanks to Mr. Kroll.

Miss Yeager, we are leaving
tonight for the United States.

And I think it would be wise for
your father to get some rest.

He has traveled a long
way, and he's very tired.

We have so many things
to talk about, Father.

I hardly know where to start.

Mr. Kroll, do you know that man?

I've never seen him before.

He said he wanted to talk to you.

His name is Clegg.

Oh, yes, I'm very anxious to
have a talk with Mr. Clegg.

Mr. Yeager, you have some rest.

I will join you later.

You wish to see me, Mr. Clegg?

That's right.

Captain Scarface told...

I'm afraid I don't know
anyone by that name.

You do know Captain Trednor.

Yeah, I know him.

Well, that's who
I'm talking about.

He told me you'd give me $5,000.

I will Mr. Clegg.

Well, just hand it over,
and I'll be on my way.

I have the money in my suitcase.

You're staying at the
Los Rios, Mr. Clegg?

Till I get my money I am.

I will bring you the
money to your room tonight.

You certainly took your
time getting back here.

Well, what are you looking
at me like that for?

Look, I haven't got
time to play games.

I gotta get the passport.

Did you get it?

Why not?

You know why.

You told me Moyendo
shot you, but you didn't

tell me that you shot Moyendo.

Well, you didn't
ask me who I shot.

You only asked me who shot me.

You must be crazy.

Moyendo is one of the richest
men in all South America.

If they catch you, you will
spend the rest of your life

in jail.

Well, if I hadn't shot
him, he'd have killed me.

He'll be all right in a few weeks.

I only shot him in the leg.

You cannot stay here, Sam.

Moyendo has notified every
governor of every province.

Yeah, that's what I figured.

See, that's why I asked
you to get the passport.

You cannot stay here, Sam.

Everybody knows we are friends.

The police will come
here looking for you.

If they find you here,
Manuel will be in trouble.

Oh, OK, Manuel.

I'll leave in the morning.

I'm sorry Sam.

I wish I could help you.

Forget it, Manuel, I'll
leave in the morning.

Is your father not
going to have any dinner?

He said he wasn't hungry.

Is he all right?

I think so.

He's changed so very much.

He looks so old.

He has been through a great
deal since you last saw him.

Yes, I know.

I don't quite know how to
thank you for all you've done.

I don't want any
thanks or gratitude.

I consider myself very fortunate
to have been in a position

to help your father.

I didn't think I'd
ever see him again.

It's been eight
years, Mr. Kroll.

Sometimes I gave up hope
that he was still alive.

Miss Yeager, please.

You shouldn't dwell in the past.

Your only concern should
be with the future.

I know, a brandy will do it.

End the past and
brighten the future.

Excuse me.

I will be right back.

Yes, sir, I've spent
just about as much time

down here in this
part of the country

as I have in the states.

A matter of fact, if I could
have gotten some of the stake

back in the '30s, I'd have
been a multimillionaire by now.

Well, I don't know anything
about mining or South America.

This is our first trip.

There's still fortunes
to be made down here.

The Andes is just
flooded with gold.

All you have to do is find it.

And I'm going to do that
before I die, I promise you.

I'm sure you will.

Oh, say, Fred, here.

Here's one of my cards.

If you find anybody back home
that has little money they

want to invest, drop me a line.

I don't know why I like
this turtle so much.

He looks so uncomfortable
on his back.


I'm Sam Wilton.

I saw you when you
came in this morning.

It was quite a reunion.

Miss Yeager seemed
mighty pleased to see

the old gentleman.

Are you staying...

I came in here to
order two drinks,

not to make your acquaintance.

Don't bridle, friend.

So I'm trying to
make conversation.

If you don't feel like small
talk, I won't make with any.

Thank you.

How much do I owe you?

Not a thing.

It's on the house.

You're a very impatient
man, Mr. Clegg.

I will be up in your
room in a few minutes.

I don't like to be
kept waiting, Mr. Kroll.

Miss Yeager, I think
it would be wiser not

to board the Banos together.


Surely you don't
anticipate trouble

- that we've come this far.
- No, no, no.

Not at all.

But we can't be too careful.

Please don't keep
anything from me.

I know there's something wrong.

Why do you have to
speak to Mr. Clegg?

Believe me.

There is nothing to
be alarmed about.

I will admit that Mr. Clegg
is not one to inspire you

with confidence, but
Miss Yeager, in order

to help your father
to escape, I was

forced to deal with many men even

more unsavory than Mr. Clegg.

Without their help,
we wouldn't have

gotten as far as we are now.

I don't understand.

Surely father's safe now.

You under estimate your
father's importance.

He won't be safe until he
sets foot on American soil,

and that day is not too far out.

Ladies and gentlemen, the car is

here to take you to the Banos.

I hope you have all enjoyed
your stay at Villa Rios,

and I hope you will all
return to South America again.

When you do, remember you are
always welcome at the Los Rios.

Thank you very much.

Uh, Miss Yeager, talk
as little as possible

with the other passengers.

You will find that Americans
are very talkative.

When you board the Banos, stay
in your cabins until I arrive.


Driver, I would like you to
come back here at 10 o'clock.

Mr. Kroll, I thought
you were going, too.

I put your luggage in the back...

It's all right, Manuel.

I wanted my luggage
to go on ahead.


Come in.

You see, Mr. Kroll,
I was expecting.

If you will please
put that gun away,

we can get on with our
little transaction.

This won't interfere
with our transaction.

All you have to do is count out
$5,000, leave it on that table,

turn around and leave.

A very simple transaction.

No, Mr. Clegg.

It's not as simple as that.

What's complicated about it?


Men like you cause the
most trouble in the world.

I despise men like you.

I'm not interested
in your feelings.

All I want is my money.

I know.

Have you ever done anything
in your life except for money?


And I'm not going to start now.

Tell me, Clegg, you must have
worked with Captain Gano and

his crew for a good many years.

And many of them must
have been your friends.

I have no need for friends.

I know, but how did it
feel to kill Captain Gano

and his crew just to get some...

I didn't kill him.

Oh, let's not
quibble about degrees

of guilt. If it
were not for you,

those men would still be alive.

You didn't come here
to give me a lecture.

I'm waiting for my money.

Are you positive
there are no survivors?

Only the one you're looking at.


Mr. Clegg, You are not
going to get any more money.

In fact, you're not going
to leave this room alive.

You're not in a very good position

to make threats like that.

Now, one move out of
you Kroll, and I'll

keep pulling this trigger
till you're so heavy you

won't be able to stand up.

What are you waiting for?

Just wondering how much you
got paid for your part in this.

I was paid nothing.


How about Captain Scarface.

How much did he get?


This may come as a
surprise to you, Clegg,

but many men do things
merely because they

believe in what they are doing.

Well, I imagine he'll get
paid plenty if the Banos

reaches the Panama Canal.

You know more of our
plans than I realized.

Now maybe you'll change
your mind about paying me.

The money is in my
inside coat pocket.

Will you try to get it,
or will you permit me to?

Move very slowly, Kroll.

Take the money out of your
pocket and throw it on the bed.


Stay where you are, Manuel.

Get over by the wall, Manuel.

Turn around, Manuel.


He killed Mr. Kroll.

And he picked up
quite a bundle, too.

Too bad he won't be
able to spend it.

I had better take care
of that money, Sam.

Come with me.

Did you know Clegg very well?

No, but he has worked out
of this port for many years.

He must have been in some
kind of business with Kroll.

I saw them talking in the
arcade this afternoon.

Kroll was apparently
a very close friend

of Mr. Yeager and his daughter.

Well, I better go downstairs
and call the police.

Wait a minute.

What did you find?

Oh, nothing important,
just his passport here.

Look, when the police
come, are you going to turn

that money over to them?

Of course I am.


Nobody knows about it except me.

Do me favor.


Well, you ought to be able to fix

it so that my picture's sitting
here instead of Kroll's.


I'd rather take care
of that tomorrow.

No, no, I've got
to have it tonight.

I'm going back to
states on the Banos.


Are you crazy?

You said Mr. Yeager
and his daughter

were a very good
friend of Mr. Kroll.

They'll know that you are...

I'd rather be in a
jam with Miss Yeager

than I would with Moyendo.

We will cast off as
soon as he comes aboard.

Why didn't he come down with
the old man and the girl?

I do not know.

Mr. Kroll?

That's right.

May I see your passport, please.

I am Captain Trednor.

This is Mr. Perro,
my first mate.

How do you do?

Come with me, Mr. Kroll.

I will show you to your cabin.

Mr. Clegg got in touch
with you I suppose?

Yes, he did.

Did he give you much trouble?

Yes, quite a bit.

Oh, that's too bad.

Where is Mr. Clegg now?

I imagine he's in the
morgue at San Brejo.

That is a very safe
place for Mr. Clegg to be.

That is Mr. Yeager's cabin.

This is the girl's.

And this is yours.

As soon as we got
underway, come to my cabin,

we have many things to discuss.

Oh, Captain Trednor I
haven't had any sleep

since I arrived in San Brejo.

I wonder if you mind if I...

Oh, certainly, certainly.

Sleep as late as you like,
we will have plenty of time

to talk tomorrow.

Sleep well, Mr. Kroll.

Thank you.

Oh, has Yeager become
at all suspicious?

No, no.

Not at all.


Over there's one of the
prettiest little towns

you ever laid your
eyes on, Yippi Yappa.

Oh, I beg your pardon.

Yippi Yappa.

That's the name of the town.


Mr. Crofton, have you noticed
that this is an entirely

different crew than
was aboard the Banos

when we came down
to South America?

There's nothing
unusual about that.

Most of these freighter crews
are made up of drifters.

What about Captain Gano?

He didn't impress me
as being a drifter.

In fact, he told my wife
and I to enjoy our vacation,

and he'd see us on
our return trip.


Will you come here a
minute, dear, please?

You, too, Mr. Crofton.

Good morning, Mr. Dilts.

Mr. Crofton.

Good morning, Captain.

What is it, dear?

There's something
very strange, Fred.

This is the same cabin
we had before, isn't it?

Yes, of course.

You know it is.


Have you noticed anything
different about it?


Well, when we came
down to South America,

the porthole in this cabin
was on that side of the door.

Look, right about here.

Oh, that's ridiculous, Kate.

They don't go around
changing the portholes.

No, no, no, dear, I
tell you I am positive.

Now listen, Fred, if you'll
just try to remember,

when we go to bed, it
was usually very warm.

And we always left
the porthole open.

Then, during the night,
it always turned cold,

and I had to get up and close it.

By golly, Kate, you're right.

The wind used to whistle
through that porthole right

across my back.

Yes, and I always had
to get up and close it.

Are you both sure about this?

There's just no doubt about it.

That's where it was, right there.

I don't understand
this Mr. Crofton.

Neither do I.



Father, are you up?

Oh, Captain, could you tell
me which cabin is Mr. Kroll's?

Mr. Kroll is
staying in the cabin

next to yours, Miss Yeager.

Thank you.

Please don't be
frightened, Miss Yeager,

but I must talk to you.

I was told this was
Mr. Kroll's cabin.

Please let me go.

I can't, I can't.

I've got to talk to you.

Now please trust me Miss Yeager.

What do you want
to talk to me about?

I don't exactly know.

Mr. Kroll is dead.

Now he was killed in the
Los Rios Hotel by a man

by the name of Clegg.

I don't know why he was killed.

But I do know that you and
your father are in trouble.

When I boarded the ship, Captain
Trednor asked me if your father

was a little suspicious?

I don't like doing
this, Miss Yeager,

but you've got to listen to me.

Did you talk to Mr. Kroll, yet?

No, he is very busy right now.

What do you mean?

Oh, do not let it worry you.

Bring Mr. Yeager to my cabin.

Yes, but don't you think
that you better talk to Mr.

Kroll before you talk to...

Mr. Perro, I said bring
Mr. Yeager to my cabin.


Mr. Yeager, wake up.

What do you want?

What are you doing in my cabin?

Get dressed, Captain
Trednor wants to see you.

What for?

I don't know, but Captain doesn't

like to be kept waiting.

Thank you, Mr. Perro.

You wish to see
me, Captain Trednor?


Do you know what this is?

Well, yes, it's quite obvious.

This is a map of the Panama Canal.

That is right.

You are looking at a map of
the most valuable little strip

of water in the entire world.

Do you have any idea how many
more miles the Banos would have

to travel from
Guayaquil to New York

if it were not for this
little strip of water?

No, I haven't.

7,405 miles.

And it saves ships
going from Alaska

and the West Coast
of the United States

to the East Coast 7,873 miles.

Quite aware of the great
value of the Panama Canal.

So is the United States.

That is the reason why
this man-made ditch

is the most carefully guarded
place on the face of the Earth.

I dare say what you say is true,

but why are you telling me this?

I would like to have your opinion.

Do you think it is possible
to destroy the usefulness

of the Panama Canal?

I really wouldn't know.

Well, Captain Trednor, surely you

haven't gotten me out of bed
to discuss the Panama Canal.

Yes, I have, Doctor.

Why are you calling me Doctor?

If you will please come
with me, Dr. Yeager,

I will show you
something I am sure you

will find very interesting.

Please, Miss Yeager,
you must believe me.

I didn't kill Kroll.

I needed a passport in a hurry.

Kroll didn't have any
further use for his, so...

I won't listen to
any more of your lies.

If you don't let me leave
this cabin immediately,

I'll call for the Captain.

Miss Yeager, that would
be a very big mistake.


Take this.

Now will you believe me?

Now do you know any reason
why Clegg would kill Kroll?

Well, yes, I do, but I
don't know what to do.

If only I could talk to my father.

All right.

Go get him.

I'll stay here.

Oh, would you mind
leaving that with me?


Here we have coffee and cocoa.

Coffee for the American adults,
and cocoa for their children.

The Americans do not
allow their children

to drink coffee, Dr. Yeager.

You are making a
great mistake, Captain.

I am no doctor.

Of course you are not.

You would not know
anymore about setting

a broken leg than I would.

Then why do you...

Please, I know who
you are Dr. Yeager.

Why did you bring me down?

To show you something you
understand a great deal about.

Now this is a little
more in your line,

is it not, Dr. Yeager?

Now do you know why we went to
so much trouble to get to you

here, Doctor?

You intend to destroy
the Panama Canal.

Not me, Doctor.



Come, Doctor, I
can wait no longer.

I assure you will gain
nothing by refusing.

I must have your answer.

I have given my answer.

You are a very foolish
man, Dr. Yeager.

You are sacrificing your
daughter's life for no purpose.

Perhaps if we spoke
to your daughter.

Her answer would be the same.

My daughter grew up in Germany.

She's very familiar with death.

She was only a child when
Hitler came to power.

But when the communists came...

I am not interested in listening

to your daughter's biography.

I'm merely trying to tell
you that my daughter is not

so highly attached
to her life that she

would not be willing to
sacrifice it to Satan.

I have tried to explain, Doctor,

by sacrificing your daughter's
life, you save nothing.

Even if you refuse to
cooperate, we will still carry

out our plan successfully.

I doubt that very much, Captain.

The atom bomb hold
of this ship cannot

be detonated striking a match.

This is a very delicate,
complex mechanism.

I know that, Doctor.

That is why you're here
to serve as the match.

Possibly you do not know that
only a handful of scientists

worked on the project
which developed that bomb.

Only one of these
men would know how...

Yes, did Dr. Monoff work
on this project with you?


Yes, he did.

As I said before, we are
prepared for any eventuality.

If you refuse, Dr. Monoff
will take your place.

But Dr. Monoff is in Russia.

No, he also has taken a
very long trip recently.

If you refuse, we
will contact him,

and he will be on board the
Banos in a matter of hours.

So you see, Doctor, the
canal will be destroyed

regardless of your decision.

But your daughter is so
young and so very beautiful.

It would be a pity to sacrifice
her life for no purpose.

I must have your answer.

Can I speak to my daughter
alone, just a few minutes?

Very well, Doctor.

Go to your daughter.



Where have you been?

I've been so worried about you.

Talking to the Captain.

Come Elsa, sit down.

I must talk to you.

Father, Mr. Kroll
has been killed.


There's a man in the next
cabin using his passport.

His name is Sam Wilton.

He said that we were
in great danger,

and he must talk to you.

I must talk to Mr. Wilton.

I'll go with you.

No, Elsa.

I must talk to Mr. Wilton alone.

No you... you go to your cabin.

And I'll meet you there later.

Why can't I go, too?

Please, Elsa, I have
no time to waste.

Mr. Wilton?


Sam Wilton.

Come in.

Now look, Mr. Yeager,
I'm in a bind.

Any minute there's going to be a
knock on that door, and Captain

Trednor and are
going to have a chat,

and I'm not going
to know what to say

because he thinks I'm Kroll.

Now your daughter seems
to think that Kroll was

a very good friend of yours.

I have found out Kroll
was not a friend of ours.

Who was Kroll?

Obviously, a communist agent.

This Captain Trednor,
he's a communist, too.

Well, where do you
fit into all this?

Mr. Wilton, there is an atomic
bomb in the hold of this ship.

That is why I am here.

The purpose of this voyage is
to destroy the Panama Canal.

Huh, I thought I had news for you.

Now, look, Mr. Yeager,
you've got to tell me

all about yourself and Kroll.

Now give it to me fast.

I don't know where to begin.

Where did you meet Kroll?

I met him in Sverdlovsk
three months ago.

Sverdlovsk, that's
in Russia isn't it?

Yes, that's in the Ural Mountains.

I escaped from there.

Or at least I had thought I had
escaped from there two weeks

ago with the help of Kroll.

Was your daughter
in Russia with you?

No, no.

I met Elsa in San Brejo.

It was the first time in eight
years that I've seen her.

Were you in a Russian prison camp?

I was a prisoner, but I
wasn't actually in a camp.

There is a large atomic
plant in Sverdlovsk.

And I was considered one of
the directors of the plant.

You see, I'm a very
sick man, Mr. Wilton.

And when this Kroll
came to me, and he said

he could help me to
escape, and that I could

see my daughter once more.

You know, Mr. Wilton, scientists
can be very stupid sometimes.

As... as I look back now, the
whole escape was all so simple.

I should have realized.

I should have known.

Where is your father, Miss Yeager?

I don't know.

It is apparent... it is apparent
that you have lied to me

from the beginning, Mr. Kroll.

Captain Trednor is
coming, Mr. Wilton.

My daughter's life
is in your hands.

I thought you wish to speak
to your daughter, Dr. Yeager.

I have already spoken
to my daughter, Captain.

But I also had a few
things to say to Mr. Kroll.

Then perhaps you have
reached your decision.

Yes, Captain, as you say, I have

nothing to gain by refusing.



Mr. Kroll, you had better take
Miss Yeager into her cabin.

Where are you going?

You haven't anything
to worry about,

Miss Yeager, Captain
Trednor and your father

have something they
want to talk over.

Elsa, you go with Mr. Kroll.

He'll explain everything to you.

Have you ever been through
the Panama Canal, Mr. Kroll?

Oh, no, no I haven't.

Oh, it's too bad you
are leaving us at Balboa.

The canal is worth seeing.

You know, Mr. Kroll,
men in countries

have been talking about
destroying the Panama Canal

ever since it was
first built, but nobody

has ever been able to
figure out a way to do it.

Now it will be done.

Captain, are you sure
your crew can be trusted?


Every man under my command
is aboard this ship

because he wants to be here.

You do not distrust
men who volunteer

for certain death, Mr. Kroll.

How many Americans believe enough

in their country to volunteer
for a suicidal mission

such as this?

Very few, Mr. Kroll.

Very few.

Americans set much too
high a value on human life,

especially their own.

Mr. Kroll, would you be
willing to sacrifice your life

for the cause you believe in?


I would.

The Banos will arrive at
Balboa about 10 o'clock Tuesday


And there, Mr. Kroll, is where
the Banos will have to pass

the big test, because
at Balboa they search

the ship from stem to stern.

But I doubt very much if
they will find anything.

Once past Balboa, it
is merely a matter

of hours through the
locks at Miraflores,

through the locks at Pedro
Miguel, then Gatun Lake.

And then the key to the
entire canal, Gatun locks,

Gatun Dam, and they most
powerful hydroelectric station

in the world.


Come in.

Is that from the tower, Captain?

Yes, there has been a
slight change in the plans.

What do you mean?

We will meet the Terra
off Cabo Corrietes,

as we had planned if
Dr. Yeager had refused.

But instead of Dr. Monoff
coming aboard the Banos with us

you, Mr. Kroll and Miss Yeager,
will go aboard the Terra.

What time do we meet the Terra,

11 o'clock tomorrow


Something troubling
you, Mr. Kroll?

Oh, no, no, not really.

I just don't like changing plans.

Well, sometimes a change
in plans is necessary.

And, of course,
you and Miss Yeager

will be safely aboard the Terra,
whereas we on the Banos, well...

May the last trip of Captain
Trednor and the Banos

be their most successful.

Please, Miss Yeager,
stay in your cabin.

I can't.

You have to tell me
where my father is.

Uh, please go to bed, Miss Yeager,

I assure that everything
will be all right.

You've got to stay in your cabin.

I'll see you in the morning.

Oh, uh, that won't
be necessary, Perro.

Captain's order, Mr. Kroll.

He doesn't want Miss Yeager
to talk with the rest

of the passengers.

Oh, yes, yes, I guess
the Captain's right.


Goodnight, Mr. Kroll.

Mr. Kroll.

Even though we're
fellow passengers,

I'd like it very much
better if you knocked

before you came into my cabin.

I'm sorry.

Do either of you men know
how to run a ship's radio?

Yeah, I can handle one, why?

Unless we make contact with
another ship, none of us

will be alive when
we reach Balboa.

[ship's horn blowing]

Fred, do you think they'd
mind if I picked a few bananas?

Yes, I think they would, Kate.

Oh, why?

Fred, are you going to answer me?

What did you say, Kate?

Nothing, dear, nothing at all.

What in the world is the
matter with you this morning?

Why you're acting...

Here comes Mr. Crofton.

Well, what's so
earth-shaking about that?

Good morning.

Good morning.

Oh, morning, say,
do you think they'd

mind if I picked a few bananas?

I don't think so, Mrs. Dilts.

I don't either.

Could you do something about
cheering my husband up?

My goodness, he's been
the dumps all morning.

I'll try, Mrs. Dilts.

Haven't you told
your wife anything?

I didn't think there was any
point in having her worry, too.

I don't suppose you had any
luck sending out a message.

I went to the radio room a
half a dozen times last night.

They keep it locked.

Where's Wilton?

I think he's in
the Captain's cabin.

Have you seen the girl?


One of the crew took
some food to her cabin

a little while ago.

What are we going
to do, Mr. Crofton?

I don't know, Fred.

Ooh, oh, Fred, oh, you
almost made me drop this.

Well, it wouldn't be
much loss if I had.

We'll be in our cabin, Kate.

Uh, uh, would you mind if I
picked a few of the bananas?

I'll only take the very ripe ones.

Why don't you take off your coat?

I admit that this cabin is
hotter than the boiler room.

Mr. Kroll, this is a new suit.

You bought it in San Brejo.

That's right, what about it?


But I would think you would
have had too much on your mind

while in San Brejo to
bother buying a new suit.

You were only in San
Brejo one day, Mr. Kroll.

Needed a new suit.


Mr. Perro worries about
everything, Mr. Kroll.

So I see.

I bought my suit,
because I sent my luggage

down ahead with the Yeagers.

Left me with only one suit,
the one I was wearing.

After seeing Clegg, the suit
wasn't very presentable.

Had a round hole right
here in the sleeve.

I figured it might make the
customs' men rather curious.

Does that ease your
mind, Mr. Perro?

Mr. Crofton, if we...

Look, Fred, how
many times do I have

to tell you to call me Everett?

You know, I bet you never call
anybody by their first name

unless they're a blood relative.

I'm not quite that bad, Everett.

I was thinking if we...


That was Kate.

Kate, Kate.

Mr. Crofton, what
has happened to her?

She's all right, Fred.

She probably fainted
from the heat.

Mr. Dilts, your wife's
been bitten by a snake.

Probably a fer-de-lance.

Crofton, give me a hand.

Let's get her to the cabin.

Mr. Kroll, let
Mr. Dilts and Mr.

Crofton take her to her cabin.

I think it would be
wiser if you remain here

and find the fer-de-lance.

You two men there, you
could also help to look.

It is a fer-de-lance, Mr. Kroll?


Where do you go now?

To see if there's anything
I can do for Mrs. Dilts.

What happens to Mrs.
Dilts does not concern us.

Besides, we have not
yet finished eating.

Mr. Perro, please roll
up Mr. Kroll's sleeve.

I would like to see how badly
he was hurt by Mr. Clegg.

I'll roll up my own sleeve.

Remove the bandage, please.

You heel very
quickly, Mr. Kroll.

Look, Captain, no more
games, let's have it.

What's on your mind?

A considerable number of things.

It is very odd that you
know Mrs. Dilts was bitten

by a fer-de-lance just
from the marks on her face,

even before you
ever saw the snake.

And I noticed that you
handled and carried

the machete just like a native.

Other things bother me, too.

Mr. Perro, have you noticed
that Mr. Kroll is very brown?

Perhaps he has spent more
time in South America

than he has in Russia.

Who are you, Mr. Kroll?

If I told you, you
wouldn't believe it.

Tell me anyway.

Who are you and why did
you come aboard the Banos?

My name's Sam Wilton.

A good American name.

What happened to Mr. Kroll?

Mr. Perro has just
asked you a question.

Clegg killed him.

Is Clegg still alive?

Why don't you pull the
string on that thing

and get this over with?

I intend to Mr. Wilton,
but not until I've

asked you a few more questions.

You can ask all the
questions you want,

but you won't get any answers.

Captain, Mrs. Dilts is dying.

We've got to get a doctor.

Oh, that would be a waste
of time, Mr. Crofton.

Mrs. Dilts will be
dead within an hour.

Mr. Kroll tells me that
a fer-de-lance is...

I don't care what
Mr. Kroll tells you.

I insist that you
radio Bueno Ventura

and have a doctor flown out.

He can be here...


But I am the Captain of
the Banos, Mr. Crofton,

and I'm not sending for a doctor.

Now, please, go
back to your cabin.

Mr. Wilton are you prepared
to give your answers now?

There's no use doing
that any longer, Fred.

She's dead, isn't she?

Where you going, Fred?

If the Captain had
sent for a doctor,

Kate would still be alive.

I know, Fred, but
you've got to stay here.

No, I'm going to see the Captain.

Look, Fred, I know how you feel...

Let me go!

But we've got to
figure something out.

Let me go.
Let me go.


And now Mr. Wilton, what
happened to Mr. Clegg.

My wife is dead.

Oh, I'm very sorry to
hear that, Mr. Dilts,

but there's nothing
I can do about it.

My wife is dead.

You killed her.

You did it.

You wouldn't send for the doctor.

Take every man and search
this ship from stem to stern.

Bring that man back here.

All hands.

All hands.

All hands on deck.

All hands.

Well, if they haven't
found him by now,

I bet he's not still aboard ship.

You know, while they're
still looking for him,

I think I'll go down and see if
I can get into that radio room.

Fred, if you'll... Fred.

Go back to your
cabin, Mr. Crofton.

Have you found him yet?

No, but we will.

Please go back to your
cabin, Mr. Crofton.

When are we going to take
care of Crofton and Dilts?

We will take care of them
after we have found Wilton.

Down here.

Tell Crofton to go to my cabin.

There's a gun underneath my bunk.

If he can make it, he
may get a message out.

They're coming this way.

They'll find you Mr. Wilton.

Get down.

My wife is dead, Mr. Wilton.

Goodbye, Mr. Wilton.

I wish you and Mr. Crofton luck.


Mr. Wilton wasted
much of our time.

But he will waste
no more, Captain.

We'd better radio the Terra
not to wait for Mr. Crofton.

Not yet.

We still may have
need for Dr. Monoff.

Why Captain?

You are not very
bright Mr. Perro.

I will have to have a
talk with Dr. Yeager

before we radio the Terra.

Would you like to have some
more food sent down, Dr. Yeager?

Is my daughter all right?

Well, naturally, she
is worried about you

but, of course, only
you can save her life.

Could I speak to Mr. Kroll?

You mean Mr. Wilton.

Yes, we have found out all
about your friend, Mr. Wilton.

He is dead, Doctor.

He tried to escape.

And so, if you will still
agree to serve as the match,

Mr. Perro, my first mate,
will leave the Banos

at Balboa with your daughter.

And he will release her the moment

that he receives word that
the bombing has taken place.

If you refuse, you and your
daughter will be killed,

and Dr. Monoff will
take your place.

Well, Dr. Yeager?


A very wise
decision, Dr. Yeager.

You will not see me again
until we reach Gatun Locks.

Then I will join you,
and we will... you

and I will blown to
eternity together.

Now, Mr. Perro, we
can radio the Terra.

You men, start moving the cargo.

Are you sure Yeager will
still go through with this?


When are we going to take care
of the passengers and the girl?

In the morning, in the morning.

We have done enough for one.

Mr Perro, I'm going to turn in.

You'll stay here until
the cargo is moved,

then take over on the bridge.

[ship's horn blowing]

Be very quiet, Captain.

Remember you said I handle
a machete like a native.

Where's your gun, and whisper.

Under the pillow.

That's a very handy
place for a gun.

Take me to Dr. Yeager.

That would be very
difficult to do.

Take me to him anyway.

Get up.

If you want to see Dr. Yeager,
you have a lot of work to do.

Please, no riddles, Captain.

Where is he?

Behind the cargo.

There is a section built
into the side of the ship.

OK, you know exactly where it is.

Start moving the cargo, Captain.

You are being very
foolish, Mr. Wilton.

We'll be in Balboa before I
could possibly remove all this.

Get started.

What happened to
the original Banos?

It was torpedoed and
sunk a week before you

came aboard at San Brejo.

How come no one knew
about the sinking?

That was Mr.
Clegg's contribution.

He was the radio operator
aboard the original Banos.

So no message was sent, and
there were no survivors to tell

about it except Mr. Clegg.

You made this ship look
enough like the Banos

to get it through the Panama
Canal without suspicion.

That is right.

Quite a plan,
Captain, quite a plan.


I thought you were dead.

- I heard shots last night.
- I'm all right.

Are you sure you know how
to operate a ship's radio?

Sure, sure I do.

Wait, it's down that way.

I want to take
Miss Yeager with us.


Shh, shh, shh.

In a couple of hours
we'll be out of the woods.

Come on.



Take over.

Lock the door.

Here, hold this.

Well, it won't be long now.

Who'd you contact?

I hit the jackpot.

Would it be all right if we
went ashore now, Commander?

Certainly, Wilton, there's
nothing more for you to do.

Thank you.

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