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The Caine Mutiny

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The Caine Mutiny
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 3 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: March 20, 2007
  • Originally Released: 1954
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - English, French
    • Subtitles - English, French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Documentary: Inside the CAINE MUTINY - Retropspective Documentary
    • Audio Commentary: Richard Pena, Ken Bowser

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 25


User Ratings: 7,536
Rating: 4/4 -- Bogart shines brightest, finding strength in weakness. Full Review
Arizona Daily Star
Aug 26, 2007
A stodgily liberal courtroom drama. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006
Rating: 4/4 -- Complex, atypical Bogie performance is keynote for strong drama from Pulitzer-winning novel and Broadway show. Full Review
TV Guide
Nov 7, 2007
Despite a few flashes of talent in the 40s, Edward Dmytryk had descended to hack status by the time he filmed this 1954 version of Herman Wouk's novel. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Nov 7, 2007
Although toned down in comparison with the book and the play, Herman Wouk's seagoing drama is still a compelling thing in Stanley Kramer's Hollywood production. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Oct 16, 2019
The intelligently adapted screenplay retains all the essence of the novel. Full Review
Nov 7, 2007
Rating: B+ -- This courtroom drama, an adaptation of Herman Wouk's novel and play, features Humphrey Bogart in one of his most intense and neurotic performances. Full Review
Mar 26, 2007

Product Description:

In director Edward Dmytryk's classic seafaring drama, privileged mama's boy Ensign Keith (Robert Francis) gets assigned to the Caine, a rusty old minesweeper with a haggard, undisciplined crew during the latter days of WWII. Soon the paranoid, strawberry-loving Captain Queeg (Humprey Bogart) takes charge and tries to clean up the ship, arousing the hatred and suspicion of the other officers, especially a flippant lieutenant (Fred MacMurray). Eventually the men stage a mutiny, and a subsequent trial ensues, at which point a sharply intelligent military lawyer (José Ferrer) takes up the matter.

Dmytryk's fast-moving, intelligent adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Herman Wouk novel features breathtaking outdoor scenes on actual naval vessels. Bogart's performance as Queeg is one of cinema's greats; a true departure from his usual tough guys, he captures his character's confused vulnerability with astounding finesse. Ferrer is also sensational as the lawyer. A solid crew rounding out the cast--Lee Marvin, Van Johnson, E.G. Marshall, and Claude Akins--helps make this one definitely see-worthy.

Plot Synopsis:

Based on Herman Wouk's Pulitzer Prize winning novel of 1951.The Caine is a battle-scarred Navy vessel under the command of Captain Queeg, who rules with an iron fist. But Queeg is a man who suffers from an acute case of insecurity and stress, which causes serious mental problems and faulty leadership that his underlings are beginning to notice. The situation comes to a head during a fierce storm, in which Lt. Steve Maryk relieves Queeg of his duties against Queeg's will in order to save the ship and the men. Undaunted, Queeg charges Maryk with mutiny. Thus begins a dramatic court martial, which strongly affects Queeg's state of mind and his future.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: June 24, 1954.
  • Filmed on location at Naval Station Treasure Island, San Francisco, and Yosemite National Park.
  • Humphrey Bogart's performance as Captain Queeg is particularly memorable for his quirks--the character is obsessed with strawberries and constantly rolls ball bearings in his hand.
  • Richard Widmark was originally considered for the role of Queeg.
  • THE CAINE MUTINY features the debuts of Robert Francis and May Wynn.

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  • Sales Rank: 11,048
  • UPC: 043396163249
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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