20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
Paul Lukas: Prof. Pierre Aronnax
[Observing the slave island]
Professor Pierre Aronnax, narrator : What is in those sacks they are carrying?
Captain Nemo : Nitrates and phosphate for ammunition. The seeds of war. They're loading a full cargo of death. And when that ship takes it home the world will die a little more. I was once one of those pitiful wretches you see down there. Look at it again, professor, I don't want you to forget what you've seen here today.
Professor Pierre Aronnax, narrator : I've seen enough.
Captain Nemo : It's burned everlastingly in my memory.
Professor Pierre Aronnax, narrator : A strange twilight world opened up before me, and I felt as the first man to set foot on another planet, an intruder in this mystic garden of the deep.
Captain Nemo : Do you know the meaning of love, professor?
Professor Pierre Aronnax, narrator : I believe I do.
Captain Nemo : What you fail to understand is the power of hate. It can fill the heart as surely as love can.
Professor Pierre Aronnax, narrator : I'm sorry for you. That's a bitter substitute.
Captain Nemo : I asked you to leave, Professor.
Prof. Pierre Arronax : You also asked me ashore, to show me man's inhumanity to man. Why? To justify this? You are not only a murderer, you are a hypocrite! The proof lies out there!
Captain Nemo : [anguished] YOU CALL THAT MURDER? Well, I see murder, too, not written on those drowned faces out there, but on the faces of dead thousands! They are the assassins, the dealers in death; I am the avenger!
Captain Nemo : You have a great deal to learn, Professor. Your book is brilliant... but it lacks scope. You have carried your work as far as terrestrial science permits. But the REAL story of the ocean depths begins where *you* left off. Wonders... that defy my powers of description... the secrets that are mine alone. Which I am willing to share with you.
Professor Pierre Aronnax, narrator : At the cost of my friends' lives?
Captain Nemo : I'm sorry... but you'll have to choose between them and me.
Professor Pierre Aronnax, narrator : I cannot accept.
[to first mate]