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  • Actors: Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray, Robert Francis
  • Directors: Edward Dmytryk
  • Writers: Herman Wouk, Michael Blankfort, Stanley Roberts
  • Producers: Stanley Kramer
  • Format: Subtitled, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
  • Dubbed: French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Sept. 1999
  • Run Time: 119 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004D0H9
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,562 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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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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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

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 100 REVIEWER on 14 Jan. 2014
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'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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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By john souray on 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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By still searching TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 Nov. 2013
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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By Mike Watkinson TOP 500 REVIEWER on 13 Aug. 2013
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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. Queeg (Bogart) is obviously a man no longer fit for command; a man who cannot win over his officers from the moment he takes over command. The officers are officers of a slack ship that needs leadership; leadership Queeg is no longer equipped to provide. Whilst there is a villain (Keefer), even he is somewhat equivocal, and that is probably the closest point at which this film conforms to Hollywood "normality".

It is, nevertheless, an absorbing story; well thought out, well directed, well acted. The ending is... unsatisfactory, as it should be. If there are no heroics, there shouldn't be a neat tying off of all loose ends. Nothing is black & white; no-one emerges from the final court-martial tarred & feathered or with shining haloes, not even Keefer, oddly enough.

It's not quite a 5* film, but it's not far off it. In the 21st Century, Bogart's probably the only recognisable name in it (Lee Marvin has a minor part). That should & does not detract from the quality of the performances. Every character is as believable as the story is; everything is as grey as the storm that proves the climactic trigger of that story. It's not quite a 5* film, but it is well worth adding to your film library.
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