The Caine Mutiny Reviews
Saw this on 25/8/16
For a film made in 1954, The Caine Mutiny is texhnically splendid, but the courtroom action lacks a punch. However, the final twist is rather unexpected and the film has got some good performances.
It seems a little strange to see Humphrey Bogart as a broken paranoid Captain
When you think that the film has ended after the trial, it comes the great final scene with the defendant lawyer facing the betrayer official.
A unique Humphrey Bogart performance in that he is not the perfect, aloof, cool hero. Here his character is far from perfect and is quite vulnerable. Certainly shows a depth and breadth to Bogart's acting ability that many people didn't know existed. Superb performance by Bogart.
Good supporting performances from Van Johnson and Jose Ferrer. Robert Francis as Ensign Keith is a bit unconvincing and Fred MacMurray lays on the elitist, high-brow pretense a bit thick. As mentioned, May Wynn's role is unnecessary, but we don't mind seeing her...