The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Charles Robinson: Ensign Bordelles
Captain Collins : [Observing, from the bridge of the USS "San Pablo," as Mr. Jameson heads out on a Chinese junk on his way back upriver to his mission at China Light] The next incident, they could just as well turn on him and kill him.
Ensign Bordelles : Well, at least he's off our necks, sir.
Captain Collins : Our primary mission is still to defend American lives - even if they are damned fools.