The Caine Mutiny Overview:

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

SYNOPSIS

The Caine is a battle-scarred Navy vessel under the command of Captain Queeg (Bogart), who rules with an iron fist. But Queeg suffers from insecurity and stress, which leads to questionable judgments. The situation comes to a head during a fierce storm, in which junior officers relieve Queeg of his duties against his will in order to save the ship and the men. Queeg charges Maryk with mutiny and thus begins a dramatic court-martial. Bogart is impressive as he veers from paranoia to defiance. Based on Herman Wouk's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of 1951.

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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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Quotes from

Lt. Keefer: This is the engine room; to operate, all you need is any group of well-trained monkeys. 99 percent of everything we do is strict routine. Only one percent requires creative intelligence.


Lt. Commander Philip Francis Queeg: Anyone notice anything peculiar about Seaman First Class Urban? A shirt-tail hanging out of trousers is, I believe, regulation uniform for a bus boy, *not*, however, for a sailor in the United States Navy. These are some of the things we're going to start noticing again. Mr. Maryk, who is the morale officer?
Lt. Steve Maryk: We don't have one, sir.
Lt. Commander Philip Francis Queeg: Who, then, is the Junior Ensign?
Lt. Steve Maryk: Keith, sir.
Lt. Commander Philip Francis Queeg: Mr. Keith, you are now appointed the morale officer. In addition to your other duties, you are to see that shirttails are tucked inside trousers.
Lt. Keith: Aye, aye, sir.
Lt. Commander Philip Francis Queeg: If I see one more shirttail flapping while I'm captain of this ship - woe betide the sailor; woe betide the OOD; and woe betide the morale officer. I kid you not.


Lt. Commander Philip Francis Queeg: Aboard my ship, excellent performance is standard, standard performance is sub-standard, and sub-standard performance is not permitted to exist - that, I warn you.


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Facts about

Additional (and uncredited) dialog was provided by blacklisted writer Michael Blankfort.
To capture the excitement of the typhoon scene, the filmmakers originally intended to steer the ship (a replica of the USS Caine) into an actual gale for the bad-weather footage. It was eventually decided that the typhoon would be artificially created in a studio by special effects technician Lawrence W. Butler.
Lee Marvin, who served in the United States Marine Corps and knew a great deal about ships at sea, served double duty by also lending his expertise on military matters.
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