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The Caine Mutiny [Blu-ray] [1954]

Humphrey Bogart , Josť Ferrer , Edward Dmytryk    Parental Guidance   Blu-ray
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Humphrey Bogart, Josť Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray, Robert Francis
  • Directors: Edward Dmytryk
  • Format: Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Portuguese, French, German, Hindi, Korean, Arabic, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Dutch, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, English, Greek, Turkish
  • Dubbed: Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Spanish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Ent.
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Jun 2012
  • Run Time: 119 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005XZR4FG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,987 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Humphrey Bogart is heartbreaking as the tragic Captain Queeg in this 1954 film, based on a novel by Herman Wouk, about a mutiny aboard a navy ship during World War II. Stripped of his authority by two officers under his command (played by Van Johnson and Robert Francis) during a devastating storm, Queeg becomes a crucial witness at a court martial that reveals as much about the invisible injuries of war as anything. Edward Dmytryk (Murder My Sweet, Raintree County) directs the action scenes with a sure hand and nudges his all-male cast toward some of the most well-defined characters of 1950s cinema. The courtroom scenes alone have become the basis for a stage play (and a television movie in 1988), but it is a more satisfying experience to see the entire story in context. --Tom Keogh

Product Description

Nominated for seven Academy Awards® in 1954, including Best Picture and Best Actor, The Caine Mutiny is a classic film about the unstable Captain Queeg (Humphrey Bogart) and his tumultuous command of an old minesweeper and her weary crew. On the high seas during the dramatic battles of World War II, Queeg’s by-the-book approach pushes his crew and his popular second-in-command, Lt. Maryk (Van Johnson), to the breaking point. After a series of questionable orders, Maryk confronts Queeg when he orders the ship directly into the path of a deadly typhoon. Maryk invokes naval code and relieves Queeg of his command, forcing the crew to mutiny. Once safely back in port, Maryk is court-martialed for treason, setting off a tense trial that exposes the true state of Queeg’s mind. Nominated for Best Actor, Humphrey Bogart gives a searing performance as he is systematically broken down in this classic tale of military conduct in a time of war.


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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars don't forget fred mcmurray 24 Mar 2005
Format:DVD
I don't want to take issue with the claim that Bogart is the best actor in the cast (review above), but you can't overlook the underrated Fred McMurray (yes, as in Flubber and the TV series My Three Sons). Lovers of the novel will know that it is Keefer, not Queeg (Bogart) who is the real villain. At the end of the day, Queeg is no more than an ordinary man promoted beyond his competence; it is the cynical, superficially witty novelist Keefer who provokes the mutiny, and having led less clever, more honest men to this dangerous end, carefully distances himself from any responsibility. McMurray turns in the slimiest of performances, outdoing even his overbearing bullying boss in Wilder's The Apartment (with Jack Lemmon and Shirley Maclaine). A truly memorable screen villain, all the more powerful for coming from an actor better known for light comedy.
Jose Ferrer, as the defence counsel, Greenwald, deserves an honourable mention as well. No mere two hour film could do justice to the richness and subtlety of Wouk's novel, but this is as decent a stab as you could hope for.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 'SOLID 'WW2' DRAMA' 14 Jan 2014
By rbmusicman TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
'Ensign Willie Keith's first assignment is on the undisciplined 'rust-bucket'
the 'SS' Caine' a minesweeper, he is obviously disappointed with his appointment.
The serving Commander is replaced by 'Lt Commander Philip Francis Queeg' who is
a disciplinarian who follows 'the book' to the letter.
However whilst he is openly critical of the officers serving under him he accepts
little in the way of responsibility for his own shortcomings.
His decisions throw doubt into the minds of officers and crew alike.
Things come to a head during a cyclone in which the ship and it's crew are at risk,
2nd in command 'Lt Steve Maryk' takes command saving the 'Caine' from almost
certain floundering.
Following this incident, at a naval hearing 'LT Maryk' is charged with inciting a
mutiny,
An absorbing naval drama with many familiar faces from yesteryear, solid performances
from 'Humphrey Bogart' supported by 'Fred MacMurray' 'Van Johnson' and new-face
'Robert Francis'
Picture and sound quality benefiting from the HD upgrade.
A MOVIE WELL WORTH RE-VISITING.
As you might expect there is little in the way of additional features, except for
'Commentary from 'Richard Pena' and 'Ken Bowser' along with 'Behind the Caine'
mutinit' featurette.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Gripping Bogart!!! 15 Sep 2003
Format:DVD
This is a masterpiece of cinema. A MUST SEE, hands down. The beauty of it is that although Bogart is obviously the best actor in the cast--- he was more than content to play someone not in control and be more in the background than he was accustomed to doing. The scene in the courtroom is a classic, tense and gripping! The famous scene is well remembered for Bogie's losing it all and yet unsuccessfully trying to hold himself in check by rotating a pair of metal marbles...showing through his insanity. This is a must have for any classic film collector and a crowning jewel for Bogart. Don't miss this one!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good film - shame about the score! 14 Nov 2013
By still searching TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray
The Caine Mutiny was adapted from bestselling novel of the same name published in 1951, coincidentally the same year Nicholas Monsarrat published The Cruel Sea, which was also made into a film and released a year before the `Caine'. Both, of course, dealt with similar subject matter; life on a small naval ship in combat during World War II and the trials and considerable tribulations of the officers and crew. And both feature very strong central performances from the actors playing the ships' captains; Humphrey Bogart, in the case of the Caine, and Jack Hawkins, in the case of Compass Rose in the Cruel Sea.

But to focus on the Caine, although it is through the eyes of young Ensign Willie Keith that we witness the gradual disintegration of the ship's captain, it is the performance of Fred McMurray playing communications officer, Lieutenant Tom Keefer, which really catches the eye in this film and is central to all the action that subsequently unfolds aboard the ill-fated USS Caine. It is Keefer who first gives voice to the suspicions that the officers and crew are beginning to have about the increasingly bizarre behaviour of their captain and it is Keefer, who, expert in the role of agent provocateur, and ever so subtly at first, incites executive officer Lieutenant Maryck (Van Johnson) to forcibly assume the role of ship's captain over the objections of the officially appointed skipper, Lieutenant Commander Queeg (Bogart), when the latter seems certain to sink the ship in a typhoon when he `freezes' under severe stress.

The only literally discordant note in the entire production is, unfortunately, the dreadfully inappropriate triumphalist score by Max Steiner!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blu Ray Transfer 30 Jan 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This is purely about the Blu Ray transfer as you probably know all about the film if your reading this.

The transfer is good and certainly worth the upgrade if you already own the DVD. As regarding extras,
there is a commentary from a film historian and a film critic as well as a featurette from the same
discussing the performances and film makers (around 30 minutes)

There is some grain visible but were talking about a film shot in 1953 and the transfer is very
good bordering on better. I never tire of the courtroom scenes and its a fine film.

Viewed on Panasonic 37" LED 1080P, Panasonic 110 Blu ray player and Panasonic HTB-20 sound bar
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Classic
Great classic film. Wonderful addition to my film collection.
Published 19 days ago by Evelyn B. Pinkham
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great show - one of those classics
Published 1 month ago by cjr
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Bogart at his best
Published 1 month ago by Geoffrey Silkstone
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film
Great film showing what a great and versatile actor Bogie really was. Passed on to my mum and she loved it too.
Published 2 months ago by Rab C
5.0 out of 5 stars The Caine Mutiney
Although NOT a true story, nor based on true events, its still a great U.S. Naval story, with a great cast and a great storyline, well worth a watch
Published 2 months ago by Fleet-Chief
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great War Film about the U.S. Navy in Action on a Ship with Officers...
Since so many Amazon reviews of "The Caine Mutiny" (many of them excellent assessments of this great motion picture) exist already (as of May 2014, when I am writing this), I here... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Gerald Parker
1.0 out of 5 stars Caine caned
Humphrey Bogart as Captain Queeg ? I think not. Lloyd Nolan did a far better job in the stage version. Despite a stellar cast the film bombed. Read more
Published 4 months ago by lycidas
5.0 out of 5 stars Great court room drama
When Queeg takes command of the USS Caine he introduces regulation discipline aboard the ship. This does not go down to well with the crew, and the officers, with the exception of... Read more
Published 6 months ago by C. Nielsen
3.0 out of 5 stars It's a Classic
A Humphrey Bogart movie is just that, a Humphrey Bogart movie, and that is what the Caine Mutiny is, it has a great cast in Van Johnson and Jose Ferrer. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr. J. James
4.0 out of 5 stars A very odd film...
This is not the sort of film you'd expect from Hollywood, now or in the 50's. There aren't any heroics; there aren't even any heroes. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mr M.R.Watkinson
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