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The intelligently adapted screenplay retains all the essence of the novel.
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.
A stodgily liberal courtroom drama.
The Caine Mutiny, though somewhat garbled, is a vibrant film.
Classic non-combat WWII drama has complex themes.
Complex, atypical Bogie performance is keynote for strong drama from Pulitzer-winning novel and Broadway show.
Bogart shines brightest, finding strength in weakness.
It's like the well-constructed house that's not meant to be distinctive, but was made to endure.
This courtroom drama, an adaptation of Herman Wouk's novel and play, features Humphrey Bogart in one of his most intense and neurotic performances.
A tired looking Bogey gives a sound but tired performance.
Top-notch courtroom drama, with Bogie etching another unforgettable character.
A classic wartime drama / courtroom gripper that I'm ashamed to admit I'd never seen before last week. And now that I have, I'm a big fan.
Maybe Bogart's finest moment, but overall a weak film if you don't include his performance.
The officers that relieve a veteran naval commander during a WWII mission must justify their actions to a court martial tribunal or face execution. Another courtroom drama based around the twisted morality of war and the command structure, The Caine Mutiny sidesteps the usual dryness associated with legal rhetoric by basing most of the story on board ship amongst a set of interesting, well realised characters. There's little in the way of military action, but the character dynamic works really well, the picks of the bunch being Fred MacMurray as the cynical writer who instigates the insurrection and obviously the brilliant Humphrey Bogart in one of his best performances as the captain who has perhaps served one tour too many and is suffering the psychological damage that results. Jose Ferrer is also excellent as the reluctant defending lawyer and his drunken blitzkrieg at the finale is a real highlight. The only off key note is the unnecessary and sentimental glimpse into Robert Francis' homelife, but these scenes are mercifully brief and the quality performances and sharp dialogue make this one of the best courtroom dramas around.
The Caine Mutiny is one of those movies that's okay or just alright for the majority but really knocks you on your ass in the last 10 minutes. Anyone who wants to accuse Humphrey Bogart of playing the same record for his entire career is more than welcome to eat this one. The Robert Francis/May Wynn storyline (actually off the boat most of the Francis character off the boat) was completely negligable but all the action aboard the Caine was great. Picture The Caine Mutiny as Mister Robert's older codge brother. The whole cast is great (with a minor supporting role from a non-white-haired Lee Marvin) but Bogart and Fred MacMurray steal the show. But Jose Ferrer in the banquet scene was superb and leaves the viewer asking themselves a lot of questions. I won't call The Caine Mutiny one for my Kick in the Ass List but its still great, great stuff...
This is a great movie with great actors. It does have some dull moments, but the story is really interesting. I recommend seeing this movie.
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