The Caine Mutiny

The Caine Mutiny

DVD - 1998
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Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia Tristar Home Video, c1998
ISBN: 9780767809689
0767809688
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama / Caine 3558
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (125 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container +,1 insert

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Nursebob
May 13, 2015

Despite a tacked-on romance this remains an intelligent war time drama which goes beyond the usual Stars ‘n Stripes tropes to deliver a psychological minefield of its own.

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nickeldime
Apr 25, 2015

Great movie! As alluded to in the title there is a mutiny, but the greater question is was it justified?

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hoacornell
Dec 27, 2014

A remarkable movie for Humphrey Bogart!! We seem him in a new light in "The Caine Mutiny"! He is not the tough detective but a Navy Captain at sea. I don't want to ruin the movie for you, but this is a movie with a great cast and script. Easily one of Humphrey Bogart's most memorable film performances. If you have missed "The Caine Mutiny" you missing one of the cream of the crop of Bogart movies!

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garycornell
Jun 07, 2014

The Caine Mutiny is Humphrey Bogart at his best. He has to really stretch himself a Navy Sear Captain. There of course is a mutiny in the course of the movie, the point is does the crew properly support the captain? Wonderful supporting cast especially Mel Ferrer as the attorney for the crew. Five Big Stars for Mutiny on the Bounty!

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akirakato
Mar 25, 2013

This film is a 1954 American drama set during World War II, directed by Edward Dmytryk and produced by Stanley Kramer.
The movie is based on the 1951 Pulitzer Prize winning novel "The Caine Mutiny" by Herman Wouk.
The novel grew out of Wouk's personal experiences aboard a destroyer-minesweeper in the Pacific in World War II and deals with, among other things, the moral and ethical decisions made at sea by the captains of ships.
The mutiny, although not violent, takes place during an historic typhoon in December 1944.
The court-martial that results provides the dramatic climax to the plot.
The novel reached the top of the New York Times best seller list on August 12, 1951, after 17 weeks on the list, replacing From Here to Eternity.
It remained atop the list for 32 weeks until March 30, 1952, when it was replaced by "My Cousin Rachel."
It moved back to first place on May 25, 1952, and remained another 15 weeks, before being supplanted by "The Silver Chalice," and last appeared on August 23, 1953, after 122 weeks on the list.
In the film, the court proceedings do not go well, as the self-serving Keefer (played by Fred MacMurray) has carefully managed to cover himself and denies any complicity.
Navy psychiatrist Dr. Dixon (Whit Bissell) testifies that Queeg (played by Humphrey Bogart) is not mentally ill, but when Queeg is called to testify, he exhibits obvious paranoid behavior under Greenwald's (played by José Ferrer) tough cross-examination.
As you will notice, Queeg has a bad habit to move two small metal balls irritatingly in his hand.
He even shows this habit when agitated at the court, where the judges clearly see something wrong in his mental state.
Humphrey Bogart's acting is superb.

btmslt May 24, 2012

A heartwretching film about the cruelties of serving on a boat.

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KerrAvon
Jul 13, 2011

Good Bogie stuff, with a twist ending! More complex than some give it credit for (like what's the difference between "paranoid" and "paranoia"?). Bogart's performance in the trial scene is one of those great moments we don't soon forget!

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madishoemake
Apr 02, 2011

This movie is quite good-Humphrey Bogart plays his part VERY well!!! :) (smiles) lol

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