The Caine Mutiny
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Robert Francis is at the center of the story as Willis Keith, a newly-minted ensign assigned to the destroyer/minesweeper U.S.S. Caine during World War II. Soon after his arrival, the ship gets a new captain, Lt. Comdr. Philip Francis Queeg Humphrey Bogart, a tough, no-nonsense veteran officer who tries to turns the crew into proper sailors and the Caine into a tight ship, engendering resentment from some of the men and several of his officers. A veteran of difficult years of service for too long, Queeg has insecurities about himself, his command, and his career that begin to manifest… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The intelligently adapted screenplay retains all the essence of the novel."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The Caine Mutiny, though somewhat garbled, is a vibrant film."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Bogart shines brightest, finding strength in weakness."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"A tired looking Bogey gives a sound but tired performance."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"First-rate adaptation of Herman Wouk 's novel"
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"Despite a few flashes of talent in the 40s, Edward Dmytryk had descended to hack status by the time he filmed this 1954 version of Herman Wouk's novel."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Classic non-combat WWII drama has complex themes."
‑ Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media
"It's like the well-constructed house that's not meant to be distinctive, but was made to endure."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine
"Top-notch courtroom drama, with Bogie etching another unforgettable character."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"The drama is compulsive and the starry cast make the most of a mountain of words."
‑ , Film4
"A stodgily liberal courtroom drama."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Complex, atypical Bogie performance is keynote for strong drama from Pulitzer-winning novel and Broadway show."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"This courtroom drama, an adaptation of Herman Wouk's novel and play, features Humphrey Bogart in one of his most intense and neurotic performances."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A classic wartime drama / courtroom gripper that I'm ashamed to admit I'd never seen before last week. And now that I have, I'm a big fan."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Bogart at his very best in a memorable drama"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
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