The Caine Mutiny

The Caine Mutiny

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


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Nov 19, 2018

a superficial study of mutiny with stock performances from most of the usually strong cast, but with a standout showing from an unknown Robert Francis at the time, in his first film, who steals the show at every turn in a pivotal role, but who tragically died a few years later at age 25, curtailing what would've been a most promising career

Mar 08, 2018

Fantastic. My father's (USN, WWII, Pacific Theater) favorite. The book was even better. A long one but it goes quickly.
Bogart was a bit miscast as Capt. Queeg (He looked more like Burl Ives in the book), but made it up with his splendid, sartorial, unique style. Queeg's obsession with the ball bearings was explained as "masturbation" in the book.

Mar 01, 2018

I don't know what the problem is but I could not get the feature to play on my DVD. I got the previews and the commentary, but never found either a "menu" or the actual movie!!

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.

Apr 25, 2015

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

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!

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!

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.

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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