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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 »
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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 » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(37 articles)
User Reviews:
Man going overboard... See more (143 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:G (TV rating) | Finland:K-12 (1965) | Finland:K-16 (1954) | Iceland:L | Ireland:G | 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:
There was considerable opposition to the casting of Humphrey Bogart, since he was much older than Captain Queeg was supposed to be. In addition, Bogart was already seriously ill with espohagal cancer, although it would not be diagnosed until January 1956.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Just before the Caine runs over the target towline, Queeq is on the bridge chewing out Willie and Keefer due to "Horrible" having his shirt untucked. The film shifts to show the target being run over, then immediately goes back to Queeg and company on the bridge - "Horrible's" shirt is suddenly neatly tucked in. (Seconds before, Queeq had even ordered him not to tuck it in.)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:
Featured in Hollywood: The Great Stars (1963) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
U.S. Marine Corps HymnSee more »

FAQ

How does the movie end?
What were the two balls that Queeg kept twirling when he was nervous?
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Man going overboard..., 21 April 2007
Author: Howlin Wolf from Oldham, Gtr Manchester, England.

One thing it's really good to see is Humphrey Bogart showing his range and giving a truly vulnerable performance. Cynicism is usually the protective armour of a Bogie character, but in Queeg we have the opposite of a cynic - a man so obsessed with doing even trivial things by the book that his underlings decide he is no longer fit for his job. To understand and embrace routine is obviously necessary in military life, but this rigid adherence ultimately becomes a distraction from performing his necessary duties. It's a perfect showcase for how the pressure-cooker atmosphere of always living with the threat of war can make otherwise tough men crumble.

It's a subtle show from Bogart, his demonstration of illness encompassing a number of tics which get worse as he starts to unravel from being judged up there on the stand. It's a cleverly escalating portrait, and the film never feels rushed, but for me the story started to get less interesting once everybody entered the courtroom. I generally don't like legal dramas, because out of necessity the focus becomes more on the mechanics of the plot than getting to examine human personalities. This is just a personal preference, however, and if you're a person who combines an admiration for Humphrey Bogart with a passion for the technicalities of the law, then I don't see how you could go far wrong in selecting "The Caine Mutiny".

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