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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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Stanley Roberts (screen play)
Michael Blankfort (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
24 June 1954 (USA) See more »
As big as the ocean! See more »
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 »
Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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"There's the right way, the wrong way, the Navy way, and my way—and if you do things my way, we'll get along!" See more (149 total) »


  (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
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)
Crew verified as complete

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124 min | Spain:125 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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

Did You Know?

One of the naval officers who advised the filmmakers on technical aspects held a bitter grudge against one of his former commanding officers, whom he described as a "Captain Queeg." The officer asserted that the novel "should be required reading for every man and officer in the United States Navy."See more »
Factual errors: Captain Queeg, played by 53-year-old Humphrey Bogart, is clearly far too old to have been from the graduating class of 1936. Based on this chronology, the character of Queeg would have to be about thirty.See more »
[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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What was the white stuff the crew put on their faces during the battle training scene?
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What were the two balls that Queeg kept twirling when he was nervous?
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27 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
"There's the right way, the wrong way, the Navy way, and my way—and if you do things my way, we'll get along!", 8 February 2009

Queeg (Humphrey Bogart) was simply a man who had seen too much of war… With the excitable tendency of rolling a pair of steel balls in his hand, he censures the error of incorrectness on everything but himself falling as an easy victim to the intrigues of self-serving officers who felt that their panicked captain is mentally not suitable to command the ship…

A subplot, seeming to lack common sense, between two young lovers (Robert Francis and May Wynn) only served to lessen the concentration and distract our attention from the real story… Also, at the court-martial, a long trial sequence, was clearly anticlimactic, though it included the film's most tense and unforgettable scene, that of Queeg disintegrating as he pronounced his statement…

But we had noticed it all before, after all, aboard the Navy destroyer, the U.S.S. Caine… We had seen Queeg as a strict disciplinarian and a compulsive, unstable commander, earning, in his limited imagination, the total disregard of both officers and crew… So we knew what would occur when he got on the witness stand…

"The Caine Mutiny" is a splendid character study, a tale of bravery and cowardice at odds with one another… The film received seven Academy Award nominations included one to Humphrey Bogart who delivered a terrific performance…

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