The film is based on the caine mutiny, the 1951 pulitzer prizewinning novel written by herman wouk. Navy at first objected to the portrayal of a mutiny, and sanctioned the movie only after it was prefaced with a card stating, and perhaps perpetuating the myth, that there has never been a mutiny on a u. Humphrey bogart plays a tough and by the book captain who takes over. The caine mutiny 1954 is the story of shipboard conflict and a mutiny aboard a wwii naval vessel, and the subsequent courtmartial trial of the ships captain. The film mutiny on the bounty takes the side of the mutineers, portraying captain william bligh as a tyrant and sailing master fletcher christian as heroic for standing up to him. 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. Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny. Comparing the trial scenes in the caine mutiny and a few good men and the performances of humphrey bogart and jack nicholson. In truth, bligh was a lousy captain, but for reasons that the film. The caine mutiny, courtroom drama set in the eraly days of wwii, based on herman wouks novel the cain mutiny court martial. These are two remarkable films about the same unimaginable scenario of creating a mutiny on a ship at sea. Since the historical mutiny aboard the bounty in 1789, there have been three highly successful books about the incident. This was humphrey bogarts last great film role he died three years later.
The caine mutiny 1954 humphrey bogart court scene youtube. The neurotic naval officer, played by humphrey bogart in the 1954 oscarnominated movie the caine mutiny, clung to the ship like it was going. The caine mutiny 1954 frozen strawberries scene 49 youtube. Bogart is remarkable because bogart is never not remarkable, but laughton and gable are both exceptional. A subtle nod is made to the caine mutiny 1954, starring humphrey bogart, who also starred in the maltese falcon 1941 with peter lorre, whose character from the maltese falcon is caricatured under the name quiggs pronounced queegs by demetrius, queeg being the captain of the caine. Disaffected crewmen, led by acting lieutenant fletcher christian, seized control of the ship from their captain, lieutenant william bligh, and set him and 18 loyalists adrift in the ships open launch. Often, these books are romantic or adventure stories, such as the three musketeers or mutiny on the bounty. Stripped of his authority by two officers under his command played by van johnso more. With marlon brando, trevor howard, richard harris, hugh griffith.
Official trailer humphrey bogart, alexis smith movie hd by movieclips classic trailers. The caine mutiny 1954 is the story of shipboard conflict and a mutiny aboard a. Its clark gable vs charles laughton in mutiny on the bounty and fred mcmurray vs humphrey bogart in the caine mutiny. Marlon brando mutiny on the bounty 8x10 rare color photo 601. The caine mutiny 1954 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Weve seen it acted between clark gable and charles laughton, and between marlon brando and trevor howard, but its never before been quite as intriguing as in the bounty, the third movie based on the most famous mutiny in the history of the sea.
The film follows in the long tradition of naval mutiny and courtmartial films, such as mutiny on the bounty 1935, the sea wolf 1941, treasure island 1950, and billy budd 1962. Queeg played by brad davis, picking up at the courtmartial of lt. It is the fifth film version of the story of the mutiny on the bounty. Thanks in large part to its cast, and anthony hopkins in particular, the bounty s retelling of the mutiny on the hms bounty is an intelligent, engaging adventure saga. Navy minesweeper and a subsequent courtmartial for mutiny. Mutiny on the bounty is a 1935 metrogoldwynmayer drama film directed by frank lloyd and starring charles laughton and clark gable, based on the 1932 charles nordhoff and james norman hall novel mutiny on the bounty the film was one of mgms biggest hits of the 1930s. Trevor howard is no charles laughton and as a result, this remake doesnt quite have the same impact as the 30s version.
In mutiny on the bounty 1935, bligh was played by charles laughton, who in 1954 also directed the caine mutiny courtmartial on stage. The caine mutiny is a classic film and one that holds up fairly well in the year 2011, with a intimate look into navy life. 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. During world war ii, a dilapidated vessel, the caine, gets a new ensign, willis keith robert francis, and a new captain, commander queeg humphrey bogart. Queeg humphrey bogart tries to prove beyond a doubt that strawberries were stolen from the freezer. 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. Mutiny on the bounty celebrates a myth central to the american experience, of a downtrodden people who rebel against a cruel king and replace him with a leader of their own choosing. He started off in theater, for over a decade, then went to film, then did some radio and even early television. The caine mutiny 1954 rotten tomatoes movie trailers. Featuring standout performances by humphrey bogart, van johnson, jose ferrer and others, the film revolves around a court martial following a mutiny aboard a us naval vessel during wartime. Featuring standout performances by humphrey bogart, van johnson, jose ferrer and others, the film revolves around a court martial following a.
Mutiny on the bounty is the thrilling account of the strange, eventful, and tragic voyage of his majestys ship bounty in 17881789, which culminated in fletcher christians mutiny. The mutineers variously settled on tahiti or on pitcairn island. In 1787, british ship bounty leaves portsmouth to bring a cargo of breadfruit from tahiti but the savage onboard conditions imposed by captain bligh trigger a mutiny led by officer fletcher christian. The caine mutiny during world war ii, a dilapidated vessel, the caine, gets a new ensign, willis keith robert francis, and a new captain, commander queeg humphrey bogart. With mark chinnery, steve ryan, ivan sontsev, andrey surcek. By the way, i am not trying to discredit the caine mutiny in any way. A fictional navy drama set in the pacific during world war ii, it was directed by edward dmytryk and produced by stanley kramer, and stars humphrey bogart, jose ferrer, van johnson, and fred macmurray. Mutiny on the bounty is a wellmade movie, with one of. The film also features laurence olivier, daniel daylewis and liam neeson the screenplay by robert bolt was based on the. William bligh of the hms bounty, whose crew mutinied against him. Brando has never done it for me the way bogart does. It depicts the events on board a fictitious world war ii u. A classic movie from 1954, humphrey bogart plays rather against his usual screen persona the paranoid, martinet lt. How historically accurate is the 1935 film mutiny on the.
Mutiny on the bounty 1935 mutiny on the bounty 1935. The character was memorably portrayed by humphrey bogart in a film also entitled the caine. With charles laughton, clark gable, franchot tone, herbert mundin. The caine mutiny, novel by herman wouk, published in 1951. With humphrey bogart, jose ferrer, van johnson, fred macmurray.
Set in early 1945, during the height of world war ii, this is a powerful drama of naval trial proceedings with an exceptional cast. Humphrey bogart gives one of his strongest performancesfor which he received his third and last oscar nominationas captain queeg, a presumably firm and tough officer in charge of a u. The relationship between fletcher christian and captain william bligh is one of the most familiar in the movies. Despite some historical inaccuracies, film critics consider this adaptation to be the best cinematic work inspired by the. The caine mutiny 1992 during world war ii, a dilapidated vessel, the caine, gets a new ensign, willis keith robert francis, and a new captain, commander queeg humphrey bogart. Starring humphrey bogart, the caine mutiny is from 1954 and also stars jose ferrer and fred macmurray, the columbia film almost didnt get made. The mutiny on the royal navy vessel hms bounty occurred in the south pacific on 28 april 1789. Movies based on the mutiny on the bounty cliffsnotes. The caine mutiny 1992 stream and watch online moviefone. Greenwald jose ferrer questions queeg humphrey bogart. Overview of the caine mutiny, 1954, directed by edward dmytryk, with humphrey bogart, jose ferrer, van johnson, at turner classic movies. Executive officer maryk van johnson narrating from his diary, recording concerns about captain queeg humphrey bogart, who launches his famous inquiry about fruit, alarming keefer fred macmurray and others, james edwards as whittaker, in the caine mutiny, 1954. Some books or novels lend themselves to movie adaptation.548 922 308 32 1142 1241 1540 1360 597 882 1406 82 533 493 785 975 762 1572 1250 1564 474 1032 1062 91 647 407 1188 470 1332 1424 1179 675 737 1024 488 1272 5 1039 155 989