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The Caine Mutiny (1954) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Edward Dmytryk and produced by Stanley Kramer.

Academy Awards 1954 --- Ceremony Number 27 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorHumphrey BogartNominated
Best Supporting ActorTom TullyNominated
Best Film EditingWilliam A. Lyon, Henry BatistaNominated
Best Music - ScoringMax SteinerNominated
Best PictureStanley Kramer, ProducerNominated
Best WritingStanley RobertsNominated
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The Caine Mutiny (1954)

By Beatrice on Nov 16, 2015 From Flickers in Time

The Caine Mutiny Directed by Edward Dmytryck Written by Stanley Roberts based on a novel by Herman Wouk 1954/USA Columbia Pictures Corporation Repeat viewing/Netflix Rental This is a thought-provoking movie with a terrific cast. ?I didn’t even mind the extraneous romantic sub-plot quite a... Read full article


The Caine Mutiny (1954) with Humphrey Bogart

By Greg Orypeck on Apr 2, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! Here they are . . . Lt. TOM KEEFER?. . . the malcontent who laid the foundation for the mutiny. Lt. STEVE MARYK?. . . whose damning diary sparked the mutiny. Navy lawyer Lt. BARNEY GREENWALD?. . . who knew who should have been on trial. Lt. Comdr. PHILIP FRANCIS QUEEG?. . . who set his o... Read full article


The Caine Mutiny (1954) with Humphrey Bogart

By Greg Orypeck on Apr 2, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! Here they are . . . Lt. TOM KEEFER?. . . the malcontent who laid the foundation for the mutiny. Lt. STEVE MARYK?. . . whose damning diary sparked the mutiny. Navy lawyer Lt. BARNEY GREENWALD?. . . who knew who should have been on trial. Lt. Comdr. PHILIP FRANCIS QUEEG?. . . who set his o... Read full article


The Caine Mutiny (1954)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 20, 2013 From 4 Star Films

With a stellar cast starring Humphrey Bogart, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray, and Jose Ferrer among others, the film begins with a young ensign assigned to the mine sweeper named the Caine. After the first lax captain is reassigned, their new commander Queeg (Bogart) is a stickler for detail and order.... Read full article


The Caine Mutiny (1954)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 20, 2013 From 4 Star Films

With a stellar cast starring Humphrey Bogart, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray, and Jose Ferrer among others, the film begins with a young ensign assigned to the mine sweeper named the Caine. After the first lax captain is reassigned, their new commander Queeg (Bogart) is a stickler for detail and order.... Read full article


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[Lt. Greenwald has just questioned Captain Queeg about the incident involving the yellow die marker]
Capt. Blakely: Mr. Greenwald, there can be no more serious charge against an officer than cowardice under fire.
Lt. Barney Greenwald: Sir, may I make one thing clear? It is not the defense's contention that Lieutenant Commander Queeg is a coward. Quite the contrary. The defense assumes that no man who rises to command a United States naval ship can possibly be a coward and that, therefore, if he commits questionable acts under fire, the explanation must be elsewhere.


Lt. Steve Maryk: Will you take our case?
Lt. Barney Greenwald: I'd much rather prosecute.
Lt. Steve Maryk: [disappointed] Well, I guess I can't blame you.
Lt. Barney Greenwald: [in a more friendly tone] I'll take your case.


[Regarding Captain Queeg]
Lt. Keith: Well, he's certainly Navy.
Lt. Keefer: Yeah... so was Captain Bligh.


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Columbia Pictures was determined to hire Humphrey Bogart for the top role of Capt. Queeg, and Bogart was enthusiastic about playing it, but the Columbia brass did not want to pay him his top salary. Bogart was rather miffed at this, complaining to wife Lauren Bacall, "This never happens to Gary Cooper, or Cary Grant or Clark Gable, but always to me." Bogart correctly figured that Harry Cohn and company knew that Bogart wanted to play the part so fervently that he would agree to take less money rather than surrender the part to someone else.
This marked a spectacular comeback for director Edward Dmytryk, formerly one of the "Hollywood Ten" who had been jailed for contempt of Congress and for lying under oath while being investigated by the House Un-American Activities Committee because of his former membership in the American Communist party. Such was the effectiveness of the film that Dmytryk even received a DGA nomination.
There was considerable opposition to the casting of Humphrey Bogart, since he was much older than Captain Queeg was supposed to be. In addition, Bogart was already seriously ill with espohagal cancer, although it would not be diagnosed until January 1956.
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