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The Caine Mutiny -- When a US Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.

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Director:
Writers:
Stanley Roberts (screen play)
Michael Blankfort (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
24 June 1954 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
As big as the ocean! See more »
Plot:
When a US Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(49 articles)
User Reviews:
One of the best movies ever! See more (150 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Humphrey Bogart ... Lt. Cmdr. Philip Francis Queeg

José Ferrer ... Lt. Barney Greenwald (as Jose Ferrer)

Van Johnson ... Lt. Steve Maryk

Fred MacMurray ... Lt. Tom Keefer (as Fred Mac Murray)

Robert Francis ... Ens. Willie Keith
May Wynn ... May Wynn
Tom Tully ... Comdr. DeVriess

E.G. Marshall ... Lt. Comdr. Challee

Arthur Franz ... Lt. JG H. Paynter Jr.

Lee Marvin ... Meatball
Warner Anderson ... Capt. Blakely

Claude Akins ... Seaman Lugatch aka 'Horrible'
Katherine Warren ... Mrs. Keith (as Katharine Warren)

Jerry Paris ... Ens. Barney Harding

Steve Brodie ... Chief Budge
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Alpert ... Engstrand (uncredited)
Don Anderson ... Radarman (uncredited)

Herbert Anderson ... Ens. Rabbit (uncredited)

James Best ... Lt. JG Jorgensen (uncredited)

Whit Bissell ... Lt. Comdr. Dickson M.D. (uncredited)

Robert Bray ... Court-Martial Board Member (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Dignitary on Dais at Graduation Ceremony (uncredited)
Ted Cooper ... Sergeant-at-Arms (uncredited)
Don Dillaway ... George - Chauffeur (uncredited)
Don Dubbins ... Seaman 1st Class Urban (uncredited)
Johnny Duncan ... Sailor (uncredited)
James Edwards ... Whittaker (uncredited)
Ben Harris ... Navy Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Graduation Ceremony Attendee (uncredited)
Joe Haworth ... Ens. Carmody (uncredited)

Roy Jenson ... Sailor (uncredited)
Todd Karns ... Petty Officer 1st Class Stillwell (uncredited)

Don Keefer ... Court Stenographer - Yeoman 1st Class (uncredited)
Edward Laguna ... Winston (uncredited)
Frank Losee Jr. ... Sailor (uncredited)
Dayton Lummis ... Uncle Lloyd (uncredited)
Kenneth MacDonald ... Court-Martial Board Member (uncredited)
Paul McGuire ... Court-Martial Board Member (uncredited)
Tyler McVey ... Court-Martial Board Member (uncredited)
Patrick Miller ... Movie Operator (uncredited)
Richard Norris ... Court-Martial Board Member (uncredited)

Barry Norton ... Ship's Officer (uncredited)
Steve Pendleton ... Court-Martial Board Member (uncredited)
Jay Richards ... Sailor (uncredited)

Gene Starns ... Bosun's Mate (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
James Todd ... Comdr. Kelvey (uncredited)
John Tomeck ... Court-Martial Board Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Dmytryk 
 
Writing credits
Stanley Roberts (screen play)

Michael Blankfort (additional dialogue)

Herman Wouk (based upon the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by)

Produced by
Stanley Kramer .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner (original score)
 
Cinematography by
Franz Planer (director of photography) (as Frank Planer)
 
Film Editing by
Henry Batista (film editor)
William A. Lyon (film editor)
 
Production Design by
Rudolph Sternad 
 
Art Direction by
Cary Odell 
 
Set Decoration by
Frank Tuttle 
 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carter De Haven Jr. .... assistant director (as Carter DeHaven Jr.)
Irving J. Moore .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Lambert E. Day .... sound engineer (as Lambert Day)
 
Special Effects by
Lawrence W. Butler .... special effects
 
Stunts
Richard Farnsworth .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Hennesy .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Cory .... photography: second unit
Fred Mandl .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Francis Cugat .... color consultant: Technicolor
 
Music Department
Murray Cutter .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jo Ann Greer .... singing voice: May Wynn (uncredited)
 
Other crew
James C. Shaw .... technical adviser (as Comdr. James C. Shaw U.S.N.)
Frank Coghlan Jr. .... naval liaison (uncredited)
Sally Hamilton .... executive secretary (uncredited)
Lee Marvin .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Walter Shenson .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
124 min | Spain:125 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:G (TV rating) | Finland:K-12 (1965) | Finland:K-16 (1954) | Iceland:L | Ireland:G | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Portugal:M/12 | South Korea:15 (2003) | Sweden:15 | UK:U | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating: additional material DVD audio commentary) (2007) | UK:U (video rating) (1985) (1991) (1999) (2008) | USA:TV-PG | USA:Approved (PCA #16627) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
When Ens. Willis Seward Keith went away with May to Yosemite, they witnessed the famous Fire Fall. At 9:00 each evening in Camp Curry, the crowd which had gathered for the nightly campfire program, would fall silent. A man would call out to the top of Glacier Point "Let the Fire Fall!", and a faint reply could be heard from the top of the mountain. Then a great bonfire of red fir bark would be pushed evenly over the edge of the cliff, appearing to the onlookers below as a glowing waterfall of sparks and fire. In 1968 the Park Service Director decided that the Firefall tradition should come to an end. He reasoned that since it was just a man-made attraction, and one which caused a great deal of congestion in the park, as well as damage to the meadows from the trampling of onlookers, that it wasn't worth continuing. He went as far as to point out that it caused the unnatural and unnecessary removal of red-fir bark from the park grounds. Twenty odd years ago, as a Yosemite Association Volunteer, when visitors asked about film footage of the fire fall, they were directed to this movie as the best available.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Queeg re-enacts ladling the strawberries from the bucket, he uses sand instead. Each scoop evenly fills the ladle to the top, i.e. there's no mounding. Strawberries wouldn't settle like sand, so a serving would have taken much more volume from the can. 24 servings took 3 quarts. If even a little bit had mounded up on each serving, the can would have been empty. Since no one to this point ever actually confirmed there were any strawberries were left, its strange that no one provided Queeg with such a reasonable explanation as to where the strawberries went.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Admiral:And so today you are full-fledged ensigns. Three short months ago you assembled here from all parts of the nation, from all walks of life: field, factory, office and college campus. Each of you knew what the fighting was about, or you wouldn't have volunteered...
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
YELLOW STAIN BLUESSee more »

FAQ

How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
What were the two balls that Queeg kept twirling when he was nervous?
What was the white stuff the crew put on their faces during the battle training scene?
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32 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
One of the best movies ever!, 27 November 2004
Author: scott-nb from Ningbo, China

My memories of this film are formed from a long time ago. I was about 10 or eleven when I first saw this film and my impressions of it have never changed from that day to this. In my opinion it is probably one of the best films ever made. From the opening sequence to the last frame , it is a gripping tale of how humans react when under intense pressure and when lives are a stake. I feel that Humphrey Bogart's performance underlines the ongoing brilliance of this incredible actor, he plays this part to perfection. It is worth noting that compared to modern movies of the same genre, it is hard to find a performance that stands up to Bogart's skill in this role. I actually preferred this role to his generally acknowledged high in Casablanca! I cannot leave this short review without mentioning Jose Ferrer's supporting role as the Naval Defense lawyer. Quite simply it was and remains masterful - a consummate performance! I highly recommend this movie and would expect that it is in the top 100 movies ever made.

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