Dramas, Classic, High Seas, World War II, Betrayal, Recommended, Military, Theatrical Release
Caine Mutiny Collector's Edition DVD Description
In director Edward Dmytryk's classic seafaring drama, privileged mama's boy Ensign Keith (Robert Francis) gets assigned to the Caine, a rusty old minesweeper with a haggard, undisciplined crew during the latter days of WWII. Soon the paranoid, strawberry-loving Captain Queeg (Humprey Bogart) takes charge and tries to clean up the ship, arousing the hatred and suspicion of the other officers, especially a flippant lieutenant (Fred MacMurray). Eventually the men stage a mutiny, and a subsequent trial ensues, at which point a sharply intelligent military lawyer (José Ferrer) takes up the matter.
Dmytryk's fast-moving, intelligent adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Herman Wouk novel features breathtaking outdoor scenes on actual naval vessels. Bogart's performance as Queeg is one of cinema's greats; a true departure from his usual tough guys, he captures his character's confused vulnerability with astounding finesse. Ferrer is also sensational as the lawyer. A solid crew rounding out the cast--Lee Marvin, Van Johnson, E.G. Marshall, and Claude Akins--helps make this one definitely see-worthy.
Full Frame - 1.33 Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 - English, French Subtitles - English, French Additional Release Material: Documentary: Inside the CAINE MUTINY - Retropspective Documentary Audio Commentary: Richard Pena, Ken Bowser