Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968): Season 1, Episode 15 - Long Live the King - full transcript

The assassination of a king means Prince Ang receives an early promotion. The new king is just a boy, and has a lot to learn about ruling. In fact, he has a lot to learn about everything. He has advisers, but one of them may be trying to kill him, to finish off the royal line. Nelson and Seaview must get the prince back home so he may take the throne and prevent a coup from leaving an unfriendly government in power. Fortunately, a mysterious sailor, Old John, appears along their way and helps the young prince. But exactly who is Old John?

[Loud Pop]

[Chattering]

[Crowd Cheering]

[Cheering Continues]

[Gong Sounds]

[Nelson] IT WAS THE
WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS,

BUT IN THIS FAR-OFF LAND, THE PEOPLE
PREPARE FOR QUITE ANOTHER EVENT.

FOR IT IS WRITTEN
THAT EACH YEAR...

THE LORDS OF THE KINGDOM
MUST WEIGH THEIR KING...

AND BALANCE HIS ROYAL
WEIGHT WITH MUCH FINE GOLD...

A MEASURE OF
THEIR TRUE DEVOTION.



[Explosion]

[Announcer] VOYAGE TO
THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA.

STARRING RICHARD BASEHART,

DAVID HEDISON.

VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA.

♪♪ [Playing Badly]

♪♪ [Continues]

♪♪ [Men Singing]

♪ JINGLE BELLS
JINGLE ALL THE WAY ♪

♪ OH, WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE
IN A ONE-HORSE OPEN SLEIGH ♪

♪ JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE
BELLS JINGLE ALL THE WAY ♪

♪ OH, WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE IN
A ONE-HORSE OPEN SLEIGH ♪♪

[Whistling, Cheering] THIS TIME
TOMORROW... HOME SWEET HOME!

[Chuckles] NA ZDROWIE!



TO... [Indistinct]
NO KIDDIN', CHIEF?

YOU GOING ALL THE WAY BACK
THERE JUST FOR CHRISTMAS?

DID YOU EVER SPEND A CHRISTMAS
IN NEW ENGLAND, KOWALSKI?

NO. YOU HAVEN'T LIVED.

GANGWAY! HOT STUFF
COMIN' THROUGH!

HEY, COOKIE? YEAH?

WHAT'S GOIN' ON UP THERE
IN THE NOSE? HEY, YEAH.

I THOUGHT THE ADMIRAL AND THE CAPTAIN
WERE COMIN' BACK TO JOIN THE PARTY.

IMPORTANT BUSINESS MEETING
UP THERE. NO TIME FOR PARTIES.

HOT STUFF COMIN'
THROUGH! [Chuckles]

HOW LONG AGO DID THIS
HAPPEN, MR. JOHNSON?

EXACTLY FOUR HOURS AND
35 MINUTES AGO. [Smacks Lips]

FORGIVE ME, SIR, BUT WHY
DOES THE STATE DEPARTMENT...

FEEL CALLED UPON TO
INVOLVE US IN THIS MATTER?

ADMIRAL NELSON, THE
MURDER OF KING VANYAN...

WAS THE FIRST STEP IN A VERY
CAREFULLY PLANNED COUP.

IN A MATTER OF DAYS, HIS COUNTRY
COULD BE LOST TO THE WEST.

BUT THAT STILL DOESN'T
EXPLAIN WHY SEAVIEW IS NEEDED.

CAPTAIN CRANE, THE NEXT
RIGHTFUL HEIR TO THE THRONE...

HAPPENS TO BE RIGHT
HERE IN CALIFORNIA,

AT THE MOMENT, ON TOUR.

HIS EMBASSY CALLED ON
US FOR HELP THE MOMENT...

THE MOMENT THE KING WAS KILLED.

HMM. NOW THEY FEEL THAT THE
PRINCE'S LIFE MIGHT BE IN DANGER.

THAT'S PART OF IT, CERTAINLY.

BUT THE NEW KING COULD
BE THE ONE FACTOR...

TO PREVENT THE
LOSS OF HIS COUNTRY.

THEY BEGGED US TO
GET HIM BACK SAFELY...

IN TIME TO PREVENT THE REVOLT.

WELL, IF SPEED IS A FACTOR,
THEN, WELL, WHY NOT FLY HIM?

SECRECY AND SECURITY
ARE AS VITAL AS SPEED.

WE'RE ONLY DOING THIS
TO HELP A VALUED ALLY.

HOW SOON CAN WE
EXPECT THIS, UH, PRINCE?

A MATTER OF MINUTES.

YOU'LL HAVE TO GET UNDER WAY
AS SOON AFTER THAT AS POSSIBLE.

MR. JOHNSON, MY WHOLE
CREW IS LOOKING FORWARD...

TO A 10-DAY SHORE LEAVE
FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS.

NOW, WHAT DO I TELL 'EM? I'M
SORRY, CAPTAIN, BELIEVE ME.

THE MISSION IS
CRUCIAL, BUT WE, UH...

WE CAN'T ORDER YOU TO GO.

[Sighs]

WELL, LEE?

WELL, I...

I BETTER BREAK THE
NEWS TO THEM NOW.

[Chattering, Laughing]

[Crane On Speaker] NOW
HEAR THIS. NOW HEAR THIS.

ATTENTION, ALL HANDS.
THIS IS THE CAPTAIN.

WE HAVE JUST BEEN ASSIGNED AN
IMPORTANT EMERGENCY MISSION.

IT'S WITH GREAT REGRET
THAT I HAVE TO ANNOUNCE...

THE CANCELLATION OF ALL
CHRISTMAS LEAVES. [Men Groaning]

A SPECIAL SEA DETAIL WILL STAND
BY FOR IMMEDIATE DEPARTURE.

ALL PERSONAL LUGGAGE WILL BE REMOVED
FROM DOCKSIDE AND RESTOWED ABOARD SHIP.

I'D LIKE TO ADD
THAT, LIKE ALL OF YOU,

I WAS LOOKING FORWARD
TO CHRISTMAS AT HOME TOO.

I SHARE YOUR FEELINGS
NOW. THAT'S ALL.

[Morton On Speaker] ROYAL
PARTY ABOARD, ADMIRAL.

CAPTAIN CRANE IS
ESCORTING THEM DOWN.

LAST WORD OF WARNING
BEFORE THEY GET HERE.

I CAN'T PROMISE YOU
WON'T BE TRACKED,

POSSIBLY EVEN ATTACKED
BEFORE YOU'RE THROUGH. HMM.

THIS PROMISES TO
BE QUITE A CHRISTMAS.

ADMIRAL, HIS ROYAL
HIGHNESS AND ENTOURAGE.

WELCOME, YOUR HIGHNESS.

WE ARE PLEASED TO BE HERE.

MY MILITARY AIDE, COLONEL MEGER.

- HOW DO YOU DO, SIR?
- [Prince] AND MY GOVERNESS,
THE COUNTESS DeMARCHE.

- GENTLEMEN.
- AND GEORGES, MY VALET.

UH, PERHAPS THE PRINCE
WOULD LIKE SOME REFRESHMENTS.

EH, WE HAVE SOME ICE CREAM
ABOARD. HOW-HOW ABOUT THAT?

AM I TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE
BEEN BROUGHT HERE FOR A PICNIC?

- I'D HARDLY CALL IT THAT,
COLONEL.
- THEN LET'S GET TO THE POINT.

WE'D LIKE TO KNOW WHY
WE WERE SPIRITED AWAY

TO THIS BOAT WITHOUT
A WORD OF EXPLANATION.

THERE'S BEEN SOME TROUBLE
IN YOUR COUNTRY, COLONEL.

- REVOLUTION?
- WHY DO YOU SAY THAT, SIR?

BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT
I FEAR, WE ALL FEAR.

GENTLEMEN, IS MY
FATHER ALL RIGHT?

PLEASE BE STILL. THIS
IS IMPORTANT BUSINESS.

PLEASE! IS MY FATHER ALL RIGHT?

YOUR HIGHNESS, MY GOVERNMENT
DEEPLY REGRETS TO INFORM YOU...

YOUR FATHER IS DEAD.

NO. NO, HE'S NOT!

NO!

HOW? HOW DID IT HAPPEN?

ASSASSINATION. ONLY HOURS AGO.

- WHY WERE WE NOT TOLD?
- YOUR GOVERNMENT THOUGHT
IT BEST TO KEEP IT QUIET...

FOR THE PRINCE'S PROTECTION.

[Quiet Sobs] YOU MEAN...

THE PRINCE'S LIFE
MAY BE IN DANGER.

IS IN DANGER, COUNTESS.

THAT IS WHY YOU WERE NOT PERMITTED
TO CONTACT YOUR EMBASSY, COLONEL.

WE WANTED NO ONE TO KNOW WHEN
OR HOW THE PRINCE WAS RETURNING.

[Weeping]

YOUR HIGHNESS. [Sniffles]

MY GOVERNMENT EXTENDS
ITS DEEPEST CONDOLENCES.

YOU ARE IN THE VERY
CAPABLE HANDS...

OF ADMIRAL NELSON NOW.

HE WILL SEE TO IT THAT
YOU GET SAFELY HOME.

GOOD-BYE, YOUR HIGHNESS.

ADMIRAL. COUNTESS.

THIS IS THE ABSOLUTE
TRUTH ABOUT MY FATHER?

- YES.
- THEN I AM THE KING.

NOW I GIVE THE ORDERS!
NOW, YOUR HIGHNESS...

A PRINCE IS ALWAYS COURTEOUS
TO HIS ELDERS. SILENCE!

I AM THE KING. NO ONE CAN
SAY "NO" TO ME ANYMORE!

I'VE SECURED THE SPECIAL SEA DETAIL
AND SET THE FIRST WATCH, SKIPPER.

WE'RE RUNNING ALL AHEAD
STANDARD. VERY WELL, CHIP.

LET'S TAKE HER DOWN. AYE, AYE.

- PREPARE TO DIVE.
- PREPARE TO DIVE.

DIVE! ALL DIVE! [Klaxon Blaring]

TEN-DEGREE DOWN BUBBLE.

THIS IS THE BEST CABIN?

BETTER THAN ALL
THE OTHERS? IT IS.

THEN IT SHALL BE MINE.

UH, THESE HAPPEN TO BE MY
QUARTERS, YOUR HIGHNESS.

DO YOU REFUSE TO
GIVE THEM TO ME?

I WAS ONLY TRYING TO
EXPLAIN THAT... UH, ADMIRAL,

DO YOU WISH TO KEEP THE
FRIENDSHIP OF OUR COUNTRY?

TH-THE CABIN IS YOURS, YOUR
HIGHNESS. THAT IS BETTER.

ARRANGE FOR MY
VALET TO BE NEARBY.

OH, ADMIRAL, I'M LOOKING
FOR THE KING'S QUARTERS.

THIS IS NOW THE KING'S CABIN.
OH, BUT THIS WAS YOURS, WASN'T IT?

MM-HMM. HE'S AN INTERESTING
LITTLE BOY, ISN'T HE?

TELL ME, COUNTESS. EXACTLY
WHAT ARE YOUR DUTIES TO THE KING?

WELL, I'M HIS TEACHER...

IN FRENCH, ENGLISH,
MANNERS, DEPORTMENT.

I TEACH HIM TO BE A
ROYAL GENTLEMAN. REALLY?

AND WHO'S TEACHING HIM HOW
TO BE A ROYAL HUMAN BEING?

[Gunshots]

SOMEONE WAS HERE.
THEY CAME TO KILL ME!

MY PISTOL.

I TOLD YOU NEVER
TO TOUCH MY PISTOL.

YOU JUST DON'T CARE.

NOBODY CARES THAT
SOMEBODY TRIED TO KILL ME!

NOW, NOW, YOUR HIGHNESS. JUST,
UH... JUST TELL US WHAT HAPPENED.

SOMEONE CAME IN
HERE WITH A KNIFE.

IT WAS DARK. I COULDN'T SEE.

THEY CAME TO KILL ME. YOU
WERE HAVING A NIGHTMARE.

NO, IT WAS NO DREAM.

THERE. DOES THAT
LOOK LIKE A DREAM?

ADMIRAL, THIS IS AN OUTRAGE.

YOU WANT ME DEAD.

ALL OF YOU, AND
THAT'S THE TRUTH.

YOU WANT ME DEAD!

[Instruments Pinging, Beeping]

CAPTAIN, WOULD YOU
TAKE A LOOK AT THIS?

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN
GETTING THESE READINGS?

INTERMITTENTLY, SIR. AND
ALWAYS AT EXTREME RANGE.

ANY TROUBLE, LEE?
I DON'T KNOW, SIR.

THREE OR FOUR TIMES IN THE LAST HOUR, WE'VE
GOTTEN FLASH READINGS AT EXTREME RANGE.

MAYBE IT'S NOTHING BUT
A PASSING SCHOOL OF FISH.

OR ANOTHER VESSEL.
ARE WE BEING SHADOWED?

WELL, THE THOUGHT'S
CROSSED MY MIND.

JOHNSON WARNED ME OF THE
POSSIBILITY. WE'D BETTER ALTER COURSE.

I AGREE.

MANEUVERING, COME
TO COURSE 1-4-1.

[On Speaker] 1-4-1. AYE, SIR.

WHAT'S HE DOING THERE? HE
TOOK OVER THE PERISCOPE ISLAND.

I WILL NOT MOVE AWAY,
SO DO NOT ASK ME TO.

I WILL STAY HERE, WHERE
I CAN SEE AND BE SEEN.

YOU FEEL SAFER WITH EVERYONE
AROUND, IS THAT IT? YES.

ADMIRAL, HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO
RUN A SHIP WITH THIS KID UNDERFOOT?

DO NOT SPEAK TO ME
THAT WAY, CAPTAIN!

- I AM KING, AND YOU WILL
SHOW ME DUE RESPECT!
- NOW, LOOK...

EH, EH, EH, GENTLEMEN,
LE-LET'S SIMMER DOWN.

IF HIS HIGHNESS FEELS SAFEST HERE,
I'M SURE THE CAPTAIN WILL UNDERSTAND.

I'M NOT INTERESTED
IN HIS UNDERSTANDING.

SOMEONE WISHES TO KILL ME.

I INTEND TO REMAIN ON GUARD.

IN FACT, I WILL HAVE MY
LUNCH SERVED RIGHT HERE.

OF COURSE, YOUR HIGHNESS.

I CAN'T GET THE ATTACK
ON THE BOY OUT OF MY MIND.

LEE, HAVE YOU TAKEN EVERY
POSSIBLE SECURITY PRECAUTION?

YES, I HAVE.

BUT JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME, ADMIRAL,
COULDN'T HE HAVE MADE THE WHOLE THING UP?

HE DIDN'T MAKE UP THE
ASSASSINATION OF HIS FATHER.

HE CERTAINLY DIDN'T
INVENT THAT KNIFE.

I'VE GOT AN UNEASY FEELING IT'S GOING TO
BE A LONG WHILE BEFORE WE SETTLE THIS.

BUT NO ONE KNEW WHY OR WHERE HE
WAS GOING UNTIL AFTER HE CAME ABOARD.

WELL, ONE OF HIS PARTY COULD
HAVE HAD STANDING ORDERS.

STANDING ORDERS? THE MOMENT
SOMETHING HAPPENED TO THE FATHER,

THEY COULD'VE HAD ORDERS
TO PROCEED AGAINST THE SON.

NOW, THAT'S QUITE POSSIBLE,
YOU KNOW. ONE OF HIS OWN PEOPLE?

THERE'S ONLY ONE OTHER POSSIBILITY. ONE
OF HIS OWN PEOPLE OR A MEMBER OF THIS CREW!

WELL, IN MY OPINION,
THERE'S ONLY ONE

PERSON ABOARD WHO'D
BE LIKELY TO ATTACK HIM.

WHO? ME.

[Laughing]

MESSAGE, SIR.

THANKS. CARRY ON.

I'M AFRAID THERE'S NOTHING WE CAN
DO ABOUT THIS. NOTHING WE CAN DO?

A SHIP'S GONE DOWN. WE'VE
GOT TO SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS.

WE CAN'T ALTER COURSE.
OUR ORDERS ARE SPECIFIC.

THERE ARE OTHER SHIPS IN THE AREA,
LEE. THEY CAN SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS.

AYE, SIR. I CAN SEE
YOU DON'T APPROVE.

WELL, IT'S NOT THAT. IT'S
JUST HARD TO BELIEVE...

THAT ONE SPOILED KID
COULD BE WORTH ALL THIS.

♪♪ ["Silent Night" Over
Speaker] WE HOLD OUR COURSE.

♪♪ [Continues] CAN'T SPARKS
PIPE IN ANY OTHER KIND OF MUSIC?

WHAT DO YOU EXPECT? IT'S GETTING
ON TO BE CHRISTMAS. DON'T REMIND ME.

IMAGINE ONE LITTLE KID LOUSING UP
CHRISTMAS LEAVE FOR A WHOLE CREW.

YEAH. I WAS SURE LOOKIN'
FORWARD TO THAT TRIP HOME.

IT'S NOT JUST THAT FRESH KID,
IT'S THE WHOLE GANG OF THEM.

BUNCH OF STUCK-UP HARDNOSES...

♪♪ [Continues]

JUST A MINUTE! WHERE
DO YOU THINK YOU'RE GOIN'?

HIS HIGHNESS WOULD LIKE TO HAVE
HIS LUNCH. OH, HE WOULD, WOULD HE?

WELL, YOU JUST TELL YOUR HIGHNESS HE'LL
HAVE TO TAKE HIS TURN LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE.

I'M BUSY. I INTEND TO
PREPARE IT MYSELF.

NO, YOU DON'T! NO ONE
ALLOWED IN THIS GALLEY BUT ME.

YOU WILL LET ME PASS, OR I WILL
HAVE YOU THROWN INTO IRONS.

[Cookie] TAKE IT OUT!
GO ON! TAKE IT OUT!

♪♪ [Continues]

[Rapid Pinging]

THERE IT IS, CAPTAIN.
WE'RE PICKING IT UP AGAIN.

WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF
IT? IT COULD BE A SUB.

I'VE GOT TO ASSUME
THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT IT IS.

KEEP SCANNING IT. AYE, SIR.

MANEUVERING, ALL AHEAD
FLANK. TAKE FULL EVASIVE ACTION.

[On Speaker] ALL AHEAD
FLANK. FULL EVASIVE ACTION.

YOUR HIGHNESS!

YOUR HIGHNESS, I WAS NOT ALLOWED
TO ENTER THE GALLEY TO FIX YOUR LUNCH.

THE COOK LIFTED A
CLEAVER TO ME. A CLEAVER?

THEY LIFTED A CLEAVER TO
YOU? WHAT'S THE TROUBLE HERE?

WHY, HOW DARE THEY? TO A MEMBER
OF MY STAFF! WELL, YOUR HIGHNESS.

JUST A MOMENT. HOW CAN I SETTLE
ANYTHING IF I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED?

MY VALET HAS TOLD ME WHAT
HAPPENED! AND NOW I AM TELLING YOU!

ADMIRAL, CAN'T YOU GET
THIS KID OUT OF HERE?

HOW DARE YOU
SPEAK OF ME THAT WAY!

ADMIRAL, I WANT
THIS MAN ARRESTED!

YOUR HIGHNESS, WHY
DON'T YOU SHUT UP?

SHORT-SCALED PINGING.
FAST PROPELLERS CLOSING.

BEARING 0-9-5,
RELATIVE. MR. MORTON.

SOUND GENERAL
QUARTERS. AYE, SIR.

BATTLE STATIONS... HE MAY BE A
KING, BUT I'M CAPTAIN OF THIS SHIP.

GET HIM OUT OF HERE ON THE
DOUBLE! YOU HEARD HIM, COLONEL.

MOVE. COME, YOUR HIGHNESS.

YOUR HIGHNESS.

IT MUST BE AN ENEMY SUB.

- TORPEDOES APPROACHING!
- RIG FOR TORPEDO ATTACK.

HARD LEFT RUDDER. RIG FOR
TORPEDOES. HARD LEFT RUDDER.

TEN-DEGREE DOWN BUBBLE.
TEN-DEGREE DOWN BUBBLE.

READY TUBES FIVE,
SIX, SEVEN AND EIGHT.

TUBES FIVE, SIX, SEVEN
AND EIGHT READY.

FIRING ORDER... FIVE,
SEVEN, SIX, EIGHT.

[Morton On Speaker] FIRE IN FIVE
SECONDS, FOUR, THREE, TWO, ONE.

FIRE FIVE. FIVE FIRED.

FIRE SEVEN. SEVEN FIRED.

FIRE SIX. SIX FIRED.

FIRE EIGHT. EIGHT FIRED.

SCRATCH ONE SUB.

ADMIRAL NELSON, HIS HIGHNESS
SENDS HIS COMPLIMENTS...

AND ASKS PERMISSION TO
RETURN TO THE CONTROL ROOM.

I'M AFRAID THAT'S A MATTER FOR
THE CAPTAIN TO DECIDE, COUNTESS.

OH, PLEASE, CAPTAIN. I'M
SURE HE'LL BEHAVE HIMSELF.

TELL HIS HIGHNESS THAT
HE'S WELCOME HERE...

AS LONG AS HE DOESN'T INTERFERE
WITH THE COMMAND OF THE SHIP.

THANK YOU. I'LL
CONVEY THE MESSAGE.

[Sonarman] SIR, ANOTHER CONTACT.

RANGE AND BEARING. 10,000
YARDS. BEARING 3-2-2, RELATIVE.

NOT ANOTHER SUB,
IS IT? I DON'T THINK SO.

IT'S AN OBJECT ON THE SURFACE.
ANY PROPELLER SOUNDS?

NONE, SIR. WHATEVER IT IS, IT'S
DRIFTING. WE'LL HAVE TO INVESTIGATE.

MANEUVERING, SLOW TO STANDARD...

AND COME TO COURSE 3-2-2.

WE'RE AT PERISCOPE
DEPTH, SIR. VERY WELL.

HOLD HER THERE, CHIP. OBJECT
DEAD AHEAD, 300 YARDS, SIR.

SLOW TO ONE-THIRD.
[Morton] SLOW TO ONE-THIRD.

EVERYTHING ALL
RIGHT, YOUR HIGHNESS?

WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW? WE'RE
INVESTIGATING AN OBJECT ON THE SURFACE.

LET ME! LET ME LOOK FIRST!

IS THAT AN ORDER, YOUR HIGHNESS?

IT'S A REQUEST.
YOU'RE THE CAPTAIN.

WELL, IN THAT CASE, BE MY GUEST.

SEE ANYTHING? NO.

[King] A MAN!

THERE'S A MAN UP THERE!

IT'S A CASTAWAY, SIR. DO I HAVE
PERMISSION TO TAKE HIM ABOARD?

PERMISSION? I COMMAND IT!

THE KING HAS SPOKEN,
LEE. ALL WE CAN DO IS OBEY.

AYE, AYE, SIR.
MR. MORTON, TAKE HER UP.

[Morton] AYE, AYE, SIR.

ADMIRAL, I BEG YOU. YOU MUST
NOT BRING THAT MAN ABOARD.

THINK OF THE DANGER.
THINK OF THE MAN, COLONEL.

HERE HE IS, ADMIRAL.
VERY GOOD, LEE.

DOWN SCOPE. TAKE HER
DOWN, CHIP. AYE, AYE, SIR.

WHY DOESN'T SOMEONE HELP HIM?

I COMMAND IT! [Grunts]

WELL, NOW, THERE'S A REMARKABLE THING TO
ENCOUNTER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PACIFIC...

A BOY NO BIGGER THAN A
SARDINE GIVING ORDERS.

YOUR HIGHNESS, THINK WHAT YOU'RE DOING
PERMITTING THIS DERELICT TO COME ABOARD.

WHAT DO WE KNOW OF HIM?
ONLY THAT HE IS MINE, COLONEL.

I FOUND HIM, AND
HE BELONGS TO ME.

BRING THE MAN TO ME!

YOU ARE WELCOME, FRIEND. I
FOUND YOU, AND I WILL PROTECT YOU.

I AM THE KING, AND I
DECLARE YOU MY FRIEND.

THANK YOU, YOUR MAJESTY.

AFTER DRIFTING AROUND ON
THE WIDE AND EMPTY OCEAN,

IT'S COMFORTING TO HEAR
ONE SWEET AND GENTLE WORD.

JOHN. THAT'S WHAT
HE SAID HIS NAME WAS.

"JOHN." NO LAST NAME?

IF HE HAS ONE, HE
WASN'T TELLING ME.

WELL, HOW DID HE GET OUT THERE IN
THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN IN A LIFEBOAT?

WHICH STORY DO YOU WANT? HMM?

WHEN I FIRST QUESTIONED HIM, HE
SAID THAT HE WAS A SHIP'S CAPTAIN,

AND HIS FREIGHTER HAD
GONE DOWN IN A STORM.

OF COURSE. THE RADIO
MESSAGE WE GOT. YEAH, YEAH.

YEAH, THAT ALMOST MAKES SENSE.

BUT YOU SAY HE TOLD
YOU ANOTHER STORY.

YEAH, HE WAS IN THE CREW'S
MESS. I WAS PASSING BY.

[Chuckles] YOU KNOW WHAT I
HEARD HIM TELLING CURLEY?

WHAT? [Laughs] HE SAID...

THAT HE HAD BEEN
KING OF AN ISLAND.

THE VOLCANO ERUPTED, AND
THE ISLAND SUNK. [Laughing]

AND HE, UH... HE GOT AWAY
IN THE LIFEBOAT. [Chuckling]

HE'S OFF HIS ROCKER. [Chuckling]

I DON'T KNOW. YOU
CERTAIN OF THAT?

♪♪ [Playing Tune]

JOHN?

WHERE DID YOU GET THAT?

AH, WELL, THIS IS THE ONE THING I
WAS ABLE TO SALVAGE FROM MY BOAT.

AND I THINK I OUGHT TO PLAY YOU A TUNE ON
IT, YOUR HIGHNESS, BY WAY OF APPRECIATION.

BECAUSE THE FOOD
HERE IS VERY, VERY GOOD...

AND THE CLOTHES ARE WARM
AND DRY, AND I'M A CONTENTED MAN.

AND WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO
INVITE ME INSIDE? RIGHT NOW.

LET HIM IN. I'LL LEAVE THE DOOR
OPEN, SO YOU CAN KEEP AN EYE ON HIM.

UH, PARDON ME.

NOW, THEN, WHAT WAS THIS
PERFORMANCE HERE ALL ABOUT, HUH?

THEY KILLED MY FATHER,
AND NOW THEY WANT ME DEAD.

AH, I SEE, I SEE.

YOU'RE AN ORPHAN, ARE YOU?

WELL, SIT DOWN.

NOBODY TO LOVE AND COMFORT YOU,

A POOR LITTLE FISH ALL ALONE
IN A WIDE AND WINDY OCEAN, HUH?

AH, WELL, DON'T
WORRY. I'M HERE NOW.

AND I'M JUST A BIG,
FRIENDLY SORT OF A... WHALE?

THAT'S IT. AND THERE'S
A REMARKABLE THING...

A SMILE ON THE FACE
OF A SARDINE. [Laughs]

GOOD THINGS ARE ON THE WAY.

PLAY ME SOMETHING.
ALL RIGHT. I WILL.

LET ME SEE NOW.

DO YOU LIKE THAT?

WHAT IS THAT SONG? AH,
BOY, THAT'S A SONG FOR A KING.

WHAT DOES IT SAY?

♪ THE MINSTREL BOY
TO THE WAR HAS GONE ♪

♪ IN THE RANKS OF
DEATH YOU'LL FIND HIM ♪

♪ HIS FATHER'S SWORD
HE HAS GIRDED ON ♪

♪ AND HIS WILD HARP
SLUNG BEHIND HIM ♪

♪ LAND OF SONG SAID
THE WARRIOR BARD ♪

♪ THOUGH ALL THE
WORLD BETRAYS HIM ♪

♪ ONE SWORD AT LEAST ♪

♪ HIS RIGHT SHALL GUARD ♪

♪ ONE FAITHFUL HARP ♪

♪ SHALL PRAISE HIM ♪♪

NOW, THEN, WILL YOU HAVE A GO?

AH, YOU'RE FILLED
WITH FEAR, AREN'T YOU?

OH, NOW, YOU'RE...

YOU'RE SURELY NOT
AFRAID OF OLD JOHN, HUH?

- [Chuckles] NO.
- WELL, THEN.

WHERE DO YOU COME FROM? [Laughs]

AH, YOU WANT TO HEAR
MY STORY TOO, DO YOU?

WELL, BOY, I'M A
TREASURE HUNTER,

AND I JUST DRIFT AROUND
FROM SPOT TO SPOT...

LOOKING AND LOOKING AND
DIGGING AND DIGGING FOR TREASURE.

- DID YOU EVER FIND ANY?
- AH, INDEED, I DO.

BARRELS OF IT. GREAT
ENORMOUS CHESTS OF IT,

ALL THE TIME. WELL, WHAT DO
YOU... WHAT DO YOU DO WITH IT?

WHAT DO I DO WITH IT? WELL...

I TAKE IT HOME WITH ME.
WHAT ELSE WOULD I DO WITH IT?

AND WHERE'S HOME?

WAY OUT BEYOND,

WHERE THE CLOUDS RIDE ON
THE SHOULDERS OF THE SEA.

"WHERE THE CLOUDS RIDE UPON
THE SHOULDERS OF THE SEA."

NOW, ALL CORRECT AND DOWN WE GO.

THERE. THERE WE ARE.

NOW, THE TWO OF US, WE'RE GOING TO
HAVE A SNUG AND HAPPY HOME HERE...

FULL OF FUN AND GOOD CHEER.

AH, BUT WAIT NOW.

THERE'S ONE THING I
HAVE TO KNOW. WHAT?

DO YOU SNORE IN
YOUR SLEEP? WHY, NO!

AT LEAST, I DON'T THINK I DO.

AH, NOW, THAT'S BETTER.
THERE'S AN IMPROVEMENT.

YOU'RE NOT SURE.
YOU'RE A WEE BIT HUMBLE.

NOW YOU'RE BEGINNING
TO SOUND MORE LIKE A KING.

SOMETIMES I WISH...

WELL, WHAT DO YOU WISH?

I WISH THAT... [Knocking]

WHO IS IT?

HOW DID YOU PASS THE GUARD?

UH... I ORDERED IT.

YOUR HIGHNESS, I UNDERSTAND
THIS MAN IS MOVING IN WITH YOU.

HOW DOES THAT CONCERN
ANYONE? WAS IT HIS IDEA?

NO, I INVITED HIM.

- I'M AFRAID IT'S IMPOSSIBLE.
- WHAT DID YOU SAY?

HE'LL HAVE TO RETURN
TO THE CREW'S QUARTERS.

HE'LL DO NOTHING OF
THE KIND! HE'LL STAY HERE.

BUT, YOUR HIGHNESS, I FORBID
IT. THE MAN MAY BE DANGEROUS.

IF HE STAYS HERE, YOUR HIGHNESS, SO WILL
I. YOU WILL NOT BE ALONE WITH THIS MAN.

YOU WILL NOT ADDRESS ME
AGAIN IN SUCH A TONE, COLONEL!

YOU ARE ALWAYS WATCHING ME, FOLLOWING
ME! PERHAPS IT IS YOU WHO WANTS TO KILL ME!

- YOUR HIGHNESS...
- JUST GET OUT,
AND LEAVE ME ALONE!

I GIVE THE ORDERS! AND MY ORDERS
ARE THAT JOHN STAYS IN THIS CABIN!

ALWAYS SOMEBODY TRYING
TO TAKE SOMETHING FROM ME!

JOHN IS MY FRIEND! NOW,
GET OUT, ALL OF YOU! GET OUT!

NOW, NOW, NOW, NOW HERE. WHAT'S
A KING DOING HAVING A TANTRUM, EH?

NOW, YOU LISTEN TO ME. IF I
WAS THE KING, I'D QUIET DOWN.

I'D SHOW A LITTLE DIGNITY,
A LITTLE SERENE MAJESTY.

THAT'S THE STYLE. THAT'S
THE MARK OF A KING.

NOW, THE COLONEL, HE LOVES YOU.

YOU DO, DON'T YOU?

WELL, THERE YOU ARE. AND
LOOK AT THE COUNTESS THERE.

SHE LOVES YOU TOO.
THE PAIR OF THEM,

THEY'RE ONLY THINKING
OF YOUR OWN GOOD.

THERE'S NO POINT IN
SAYING OTHERWISE, IS THERE?

WELL, ADMIRAL, SO I SUPPOSE IT'S
BACK TO THE CREW'S QUARTERS, EH?

NO! NO, HE SHALL
NOT GO! NOW, NOW.

BUT YOU'RE THE ONLY
ONE I CAN TALK TO.

I'VE CHANGED MY MIND.

JOHN, YOU STAY HERE WITH HIM.

AYE, AYE, SIR.

ADMIRAL, YOU CANNOT
DO THIS. I CAN AND I HAVE.

I DO NOT TRUST THAT MAN.

IT APPEARS THE KING DOESN'T
ENTIRELY TRUST YOU, COLONEL.

ADMIRAL, IF ANYTHING HAPPENS TO HIS
HIGHNESS, I WILL HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE.

ONLY YOU.

YOU AMERICANS ARE SO
SOFTHEARTED, ADMIRAL.

I HOPE YOU'VE MADE THE RIGHT
DECISION, BECAUSE IT COULD BE...

AWKWARD FOR YOU IF YOU HAVEN'T.

GOOD NIGHT. PLEASANT DREAMS.

♪♪ [Christmas Carol]

COME ON, CHIEF. IT'S YOUR PLAY.

[Kowalski] PUT A CARD
DOWN. PUT A CARD DOWN!

DON'T HESITATE, CURLEY. SURE, I
ONLY TAUGHT THE LAD THE GAME TODAY.

HE'S A BEGINNER.
DISCARD, FRIEND.

♪♪ [Plays Softly]

- GIN!
- [Crewmen Laughing]

OUR POSITION IS RIGHT HERE,
ALMOST AT THE MOUTH OF TARONGA BAY.

THEN, WE BETTER
EASE OFF A BIT, CHIP.

AYE, AYE, SIR. SLOW TO
TWO-THIRDS. SLOW TO TWO-THIRDS.

BOTTOM SHOALING RAPIDLY, SKIPPER.
WE'RE APPROACHING THE HARBOR.

[Crane] ALL STOP. ALL STOP.

[Crewman] ALL STOP.

ANY CONTACT WITH THE
GOVERNMENT PEOPLE YET, SPARKS?

NO, SIR. ONLY JAMMING.

I DON'T LIKE THE SOUND OF THAT. WE'VE
GOT THE KING, BUT WHO'S GOT THE COUNTRY?

WAIT, SIR. HERE'S SOMETHING.

IT'S FROM OUR EMBASSY IN THE CAPITAL.
I'LL RUN IT THROUGH THE SCRAMBLER.

WHY CAN'T WE ASK THEM A
FEW QUESTIONS? IMPOSSIBLE.

ANY TRANSMISSION FROM US
WOULD ONLY PINPOINT OUR LOCATION.

ALL WE CAN DO IS RECEIVE.

"REBELS HAVE CAPTURED THE
GOVERNMENT TELEVISION STATION.

THEY'RE TELLING
THE PEOPLE THAT THE

AMERICANS HAVE KILLED
THE KING AND HIS SON."

[Chuckles] THE EMBASSY
WARNS US NOT TO TRY TO LAND.

[Sighs] GREAT. WE'VE GOT THE
KING, BUT WE CAN'T TELL ANYBODY.

WE'LL FIND A WAY, LEE. AS LONG AS
THE BOY'S ALIVE, WE HAVE A CHANCE.

[Grunting]

GUARDS! HELP! GUARDS!

YOU!

IT WAS YOU WHO TRIED TO KILL ME!

PUT THIS WOMAN UNDER
ARREST. TAKE HER BELOW.

NO! I WANT HER
PUT TO DEATH, NOW.

[Crane] NOW, WAIT
A MINUTE. SILENCE!

THIS WOMAN TRIED TO KILL THE
KING, AND NOW SHE MUST PAY.

HERE, HERE, BOY. THAT'S A
TYRANT'S WAY... AN EYE FOR AN EYE.

NOW, IF I WERE KING... WELL,
IF YOU WON'T DO IT, I WILL!

[Grunting] STOP IT!

TAKE HER BELOW.

HERE, NOW, LISTEN TO ME.

AS I WAS SAYING, IF I WERE KING,

I'D LET JUSTICE BE CARRIED OUT
ACCORDING TO THE LAW OF THE LAND.

AND THAT'S THE WAY
I'D BE A GREAT KING.

JOHN, I WANT YOU TO BRING HIS HIGHNESS
FORWARD TO THE OBSERVATION NOSE.

HE HAS...

HE HAS TO MAKE A
VERY GRAVE DECISION.

YOU MEAN YOU WANT TO TAKE
PICTURES OF ME WITH THAT? HERE?

NOT HERE, IN THE RADIO SHACK.

WE CAN PATCH INTO YOUR GOVERNMENT'S CHANNEL
WITH SPECIAL TRANSMISSION EQUIPMENT.

OH, YES, I SEE. THE PEOPLE OF OUR COUNTRY
WILL BE ABLE TO SEE FOR THEMSELVES...

THAT THEIR KING IS ALIVE AND
READY TO TAKE THE THRONE.

IT'S OUR ONLY CHANCE TO GET YOUR
HIGHNESS BACK INTO YOUR OWN COUNTRY.

BUT THERE ARE RISKS. WE
HAVE TO BREAK SILENCE.

THAT MEANS THE ENEMY
FORCES CAN LOCATE US.

YES. WHAT WE HAVE
TO DO IS DANGEROUS.

BUT IT'S THE ONLY WAY.

IF IT IS MY DUTY AS
A KING, I WILL DO IT.

MY PEOPLE, THIS IS YOUR KING.

I SPEAK TO YOU FROM A PLACE
NOT FAR FROM MY KINGDOM.

SO YOU WILL REALIZE
THAT I AM ALIVE TODAY...

AND THIS IS NOT A
FILM OF THE PAST,

I TELL YOU IT IS NOW CLOSE TO
MIDNIGHT ON THE 24th DAY OF DECEMBER.

I AM HERE TO BEG YOU
TO RALLY TO OUR THRONE,

TO PUT DOWN THE REBELS THAT WISH TO
TURN OUR GOVERNMENT INTO PUPPETS...

AND OURSELVES INTO SLAVES.

GENTLEMEN, I'VE GOT GOOD NEWS.

THE EMBASSY REPORTS THE GOVERNMENT
STATION IS NOW BACK IN LOYAL HANDS.

THEN IT WORKED. BETTER
AND FASTER THAN WE HOPED.

THERE ARE DEMONSTRATIONS
EVERYWHERE FOR THE NEW KING.

SIR, PROPELLERS
ABOVE US, CLOSING FAST.

SOUNDS LIKE A DESTROYER.

RIG FOR DEPTH CHARGES.

[Shallow Breaths]

NOW, BOY.

COME ON. SIT DOWN.

THERE WE ARE.
IT'LL BE ALL RIGHT.

WHERE'S THAT DESTROYER?
IT'S BEARING 2-8-0, SIR.

IT'S PASSED DIRECTLY
OVER US. IT'LL BE BACK.

ALL WE CAN DO IS LIE HERE
AND TAKE IT. I'M AFRAID SO, LEE.

WHAT WE NEED ALONG ABOUT
NOW IS A GENUINE MIRACLE.

♪♪ ["Joy To The World"]

WELL, WILL YOU LOOK AT THE
TIME, BOY. IT'S AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SURE, IT'S CHRISTMAS DAY,
AND, YOU KNOW, I THINK IT'S TIME...

THAT I DELIVERED A CHRISTMAS PRESENT
TO THE PEOPLE OF YOUR COUNTRY.

A PRESENT? UH-HUH.

A KING.

MMM, THAT'S GOING TO
BE MY PRESENT TO THEM...

A REAL, DYED-IN-THE-WOOL...

ROYAL KING.

PROPELLERS, BEARING
0-9-0, RELATIVE, CLOSING FAST.

HERE IT COMES AGAIN.

THIS TIME THEY'LL HIT US
WITH EVERYTHING THEY HAVE.

[Sparks On Speaker] CAPTAIN, CAN
YOU COME TO THE RADIO SHACK?

- A MESSAGE ON THE SCRAMBLER.
- WELL, THEY CAN'T HELP US NOW.

THERE'S AN ENEMY DESTROYER
UP THERE CLOSING IN FOR THE KILL.

[On Speaker] CAPTAIN, THIS IS SONAR. WE'RE
GETTING MULTIPLE PROPELLERS CLOSING FAST.

IT'S NOT ONE DESTROYER. IT'S
A WHOLE FLEET HEADED FOR US.

[Teletype Clattering]

GENTLEMEN, THOSE
PROPELLERS WE HEAR...

BELONG TO THE ADVANCE UNITS
OF THE UNITED STATES 7th FLEET.

[Crowd Cheering]

[Cheering Continues]

STAY WITH ME. FOR A TIME.

FOR ALWAYS. OH, WELL,
NOW, THAT'S A VERY LONG TIME.

I MEAN IT. I WANT
TO BE WITH YOU.

YOU ARE WITH ME, BOY.

NO ONE HAS EVER TREATED
ME LIKE YOU DO, JOHN.

IF YOU CAN'T STAY HERE, I'LL LEAVE
MY THRONE, AND I'LL GO AWAY WITH YOU.

YOU WILL NOW, EH? WELL,
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

HUNT FOR TREASURE...

"WHERE THE CLOUDS RIDE UPON
THE SHOULDERS OF THE SEA."

WELL, ONE DAY YOU WILL.

COME ON NOW. THEY'RE
ALL WAITING FOR YOU.

YOU GO AND SHOW THEM
WHAT A KING SHOULD LOOK LIKE.

I'LL BE HERE...

WHENEVER YOU NEED ME.

[Gong Sounds]

[Nelson] AND SO IT CAME TO
PASS THAT IN THIS FAR-OFF LAND,

A NEW KING SAT UPON THE
SCALES WHILE THE LORDS

OF THE KINGDOM MATCHED
HIS ROYAL WEIGHT...

WITH MUCH FINE GOLD...

A MEASURE OF
THEIR TRUE DEVOTION.

[Coins Clattering]

[Coins Rattling]

[Rattling Continues]

WHERE DID HE GO?

I DON'T KNOW.

I THINK THE KING IS WONDERING
THE SAME THING TOO.

HE LOOKS LIKE A LONELY
LITTLE BOY, DOESN'T HE?

YOUR MAJESTY, WE MUST FINISH THE
CEREMONY. YOU MUST ACCEPT THE GIFTS.

ON BEHALF OF MY
PEOPLE, I ACCEPT.

THE CEREMONY IS ENDED.

YOUR LONELY LITTLE BOY SUDDENLY
LOOKS VERY MUCH LIKE A KING.

♪♪ ["Joy To The World"]

THIS TREE, GENTLEMEN,
WAS A GIFT FROM THE KING.

CHIP. THANK YOU, SIR.

SOMETHING TROUBLING
YOU, LEE? OH, NO.

I WAS, UH, JUST WONDERING
ABOUT THAT MAN, JOHN.

WHO WAS HE? WHERE DO
YOU SUPPOSE HE CAME FROM?

I DON'T KNOW. IT'S
A CURIOUS THING.

THIS IS WHERE WE PICKED HIM UP,

RIGHT NEAR THIS ISLAND.

CHRISTMAS ISLAND. YEAH.

WHICH REMINDS ME, GENTLEMEN.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO
ALL. MERRY CHRISTMAS.

MERRY CHRISTMAS.

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