The Caine Mutiny


The Caine Mutiny

The Caine Mutiny, nominated for Best Picture in 1954, was a lot more intriguing to watch than I thought it would be. After dismissing the Captain of a minesweeper, Lt. Cmdr. Queeg takes over. Humphrey Bogart does a great job of playing the Captain that starts showing signs of paranoia. Of course his decision making comes into question by the crew and of course, no big secret, mutiny occurs. Although I kept seeing Mr. Douglas (My Three Sons), Fred MacMurray had a great character, who is so sure of himself on what is going on with the captain, then giving second thoughts. Possibly looking out to save his own skin.

I really enjoyed this film because it was challenging. Wondering who was right and who was wrong. Without giving too much away, it seems like justice has prevailed until the final scene, leaving the question who is right and who is wrong….very similar to the dilemma in Crimson Tide. Not sure where I stand on the finality of this movie, but it does make you think and make you ask questions, something I really love in a movie. Worth watching for sure.

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