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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. Barney Greenwald: And now we come to the man who should have stood trial. The Caine's favorite author. The Shakespeare whose testimony nearly sunk us all. Tell 'em, Keefer.
Lt. Tom Keefer: No, you go ahead. You're telling it better.
Lt. Barney Greenwald: You ought to read his testimony. He never even HEARD of Captain Queeg!
Lt. Steve Maryk: Let's forget it, Barney.
Lt. Barney Greenwald: Queeg was sick, he couldn't help himself. But you, you're real healthy. Only you didn't have one-tenth the guts that he had.
Lt. Tom Keefer: Except I never fooled myself, Mr. Greenwald.
Lt. Barney Greenwald: I wanna drink a toast to you, Mr. Keefer. From the beginning you hated the Navy. And then you thought up this whole idea and you managed to keep your skirts nice and starched and clean, even in the court martial. Steve Maryk will always be remembered as a mutineer. But you, you'll publish your novel, you'll make a million bucks, you'll marry a big movie star, and for the rest of your life you'll live with your conscience, if you have any. Here's to the real author of the Caine mutiny. Here's to you, Mr. Keefer.
[Splashes wine in Keefer's face]
Lt. Barney Greenwald: If you wanna do anything about it, I'll be outside. I'm a lot drunker than you are - so it'll be a fair fight.


Lt. Keith: Situation quiet; the Captain's been put away for the night.


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Actress May Wynn (real name: Donna Lee Hickey) adopted the name of her character in this movie, May Wynn, as her stage name, and made eight more films under that name. In the novel, May Wynn is itself a stage name.
Producer Stanley Kramer and director Edward Dmytryk cast Lee Marvin as one of the USS Caine's supporting sailors, not only for his knowledge of ships at sea but for his acting talent. Throughout the production, Marvin served as an unofficial technical advisor to the filmmakers. Sometimes a shot would be set up, only to be criticized by Marvin as being inauthentic.
Richard Widmark was chosen for the lead role, but producer Stanley Kramer wanted Humphrey Bogart.
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