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Humphrey Bogart is superb as a domineering captain with brittle composure in The Caine Mutiny, an inquisitive courtroom drama teeming with memorable performances. Read critic reviews

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During World War II, a dilapidated vessel, the Caine, gets a new ensign, Willis Keith (Robert Francis), and a new captain, Commander Queeg (Humphrey Bogart). The crew sees Queeg's unconventional behavior as irrational, and communications officer Thomas Keefer (Fred MacMurray) spreads suspicion about his suitability as captain. When a dire situation during a storm forces the executive officer (Van Johnson) to relieve Queeg of his duties, he and Ensign Keith are tried for mutiny.

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Humphrey Bogart
Lt. Comdr. Philip Francis Queeg
José Ferrer
Lt. Barney Greenwald
Van Johnson
Lt. Steve Maryk
Robert Francis
Ens. Willie Seward Keith
May Wynn
May Wynn
Fred MacMurray
Lt. Tom Keefer
E.G. Marshall
Lt. Comdr. Challee
Tom Tully
Comdr. DeVriess
Max Steiner
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Franz Planer
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Henry Batista
Film Editor
Rudolph Sternad
Production Design
Cary Odell
Art Direction
Frank Tuttle
Set Decoration
Jean Louis
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  • Jun 28, 2020
    This 1954 film about loyalty, or lack of loyalty, towards a commanding officer still holds up thanks to excellent performances by the entire cast and the steady hand of director Edward Dmytryk.
    Aldo G Super Reviewer
  • Mar 20, 2015
    Excellent. One of the best military films you'll ever see. Great acting, directing, and pacing.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 23, 2011
    The Caine Mutiny is a Classic film and one that holds up fairly well in the year 2011, with a intimate look into Navy life. Humphrey Bogart plays a tough and by the book Captain who takes over command on The Caine, a ragged and beat up minesweeper vessel, and tries to shape up the complacent crew on board. While It's apparent that the men and even other officers are weary of the new strict Captain, as time goes on and difficult situations arise, the story progresses into a look into the new Captain's mind and his resulting actions. The officers begin to suspect that the Captain is paranoid and is making reckless and cowardly decisions. He reaches out to the other officers, but by this point they are over him and his outcry for help. When a typhoon coupled with the Captain's unwavering decision to let the ship flounder, the first officer is forced to take command himself and save the ship. The first officer is put on trial along with the new officer Keith, for inciting mutiny on the ship. This is where the film shifts and continues on as a courtroom drama and not so much an action/adventure film like the first half of the film. While I'll leave the outcome secret, it's one in which there is deep and lasting effects on all those involved. The film is a solid action/drama and is filled with great performances by all the actors involved and is highly recommended!
    Chris B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 14, 2011
    Maybe Bogart's finest moment, but overall a weak film if you don't include his performance.
    Graham J Super Reviewer

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