The Caine Mutiny
The Caine Mutiny (1954)

Herman Wouk's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Caine Mutiny was the source of both a play and a film. The play, also written by Wouk, concentrates only on the court-martial which provides one of the story's many climaxes. The film… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 24, 1954
DVD Release Date: March 8, 2005
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Variety Staff

The intelligently adapted screenplay retains all the essence of the novel.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

The Caine Mutiny, though somewhat garbled, is a vibrant film.

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Bogart shines brightest, finding strength in weakness.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

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.

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Classic non-combat WWII drama has complex themes.

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Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

It's like the well-constructed house that's not meant to be distinctive, but was made to endure.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

A stodgily liberal courtroom drama.

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TV Guide

Complex, atypical Bogie performance is keynote for strong drama from Pulitzer-winning novel and Broadway show.

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Emanuel Levy

This courtroom drama, an adaptation of Herman Wouk's novel and play, features Humphrey Bogart in one of his most intense and neurotic performances.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Graham Jones
Maybe Bogart's finest moment, but overall a weak film if you don't include his performance.
Aj V
This is a great movie with great actors. It does have some dull moments, but the story is really interesting. I recommend seeing this movie.
xGary Xx
The officers that relieve a veteran naval commander during a WWII mission must justify their actions to a court martial tribunal or face execution. Another… More
jay nixon
Interesting story and excellent cast all giving good performances, even the usually grating Johnson, add up to a fine entertainment.
Michael Gildea
The Caine Mutiny is one of those movies that's okay or just alright for the majority but really knocks you on your ass in the last 10 minutes. Anyone who… More
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