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The Caine Mutiny

The Caine Mutiny is highly recommendable motion picture drama, told on the screen as forcefully as it was in the Herman Wouk best-selling novel. The intelligently adapted screenplay retains all the essence of the novel.

With:
Humphrey Bogart Jose Ferrer Van Johnson Fred MacMurray Robert Francis May Wynn

The Caine Mutiny is highly recommendable motion picture drama, told on the screen as forcefully as it was in the Herman Wouk best-selling novel. The intelligently adapted screenplay retains all the essence of the novel.

The Caine Mutiny is the story of a war-weary destroyer-minesweeper and its personnel, over which presides – by the book – Captain Queeg, a man beginning to crack from the strain of playing hero over the years while he hides deep his inferiority complex. Lt Tom Keefer is the first to spot the crack in Queeg’s armor and he needles Maryk and the other officers into seeing it, too.

Little incidents of faulty command build until, during a raging typhoon when the tired ship is in extreme danger of foundering Maryk relieves the captain, using Navy Article 184, which permits the executive officer taking over under certain emergency conditions, to do so.

Scene after scene in the picture during the hour and one-half buildup to the court martial stand out, either for high action, drama or the beauty and grace of ships making their way proudly through the seas.

1954: Nominations: Best Picture, Actor (Humphrey Bogart), Supp. Actor (Tom Tully), Screenplay, Editing, Scoring of a Dramatic Picture, Sound

The Caine Mutiny

Production: Columbia. Director Edward Dmytryk; Producer Stanley Kramer; Screenplay Stanley Roberts, Michael Blankfort; Camera Franz Planer; Editor William A. Lyon, Henry Batista; Music Max Steiner;; Art Director Rudolph Sternad

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1954. Running time: 123 MIN.

With: Humphrey Bogart Jose Ferrer Van Johnson Fred MacMurray Robert Francis May Wynn

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