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The Caine Mutiny (1954); Home of the Brave (1949)

The Caine Mutiny (1954)
August 17, 2013 - 7:30 pm
Tim Cogshell.

The Caine Mutiny (1954)

Directed by Edward Dmytryk

Herman Wouk’s novel about the clash of authority and responsibility is rendered by director Edward Dmytryk as a penetrating study of group dynamics.  The film is dominated by Humphrey Bogart as the cagey but unstable captain of a Navy minesweeper, overseeing a crew forced to relieve him of command, though they face the possibility of court-martial.  The scenario was less-than-savory to the U.S. Navy, which nonetheless cooperated with producer Stanley Kramer’s production. 

Columbia Pictures Corp. Producer: Stanley Kramer. Based on the novel by Herman Wouk. Screenwriter: Stanley Roberts. Cinematographer: Frank Planer. Editor: William A. Lyon, Henry Batista. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer, Fred MacMurray, Van Johnson, Robert Francis.

35mm, color, 124 min. 

Watch the trailer below.

Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive, in cooperation with National Telefilm Associates, Inc., and with funding from The American Film Institute/National Endowment for the Arts Film Preservation Grants Program.

Home of the Brave (1949)

Directed by Mark Robson

This property was producer Stanley Kramer’s first of many to deal with the repercussions of racial prejudice, and represented an early bid at a career committed to social relevance.  A worldly and sensitive black soldier (James Edwards), accustomed to bigotry in his civilian life, finds himself similarly isolated as a soldier, even in the midst of a precarious reconnaissance mission against Japanese occupiers on a South Pacific Island.

United Artists Corp. Producer: Stanley Kramer. Based on the play by Arthur Laurents. Screenwriter: Carl Foreman. Cinematographer: Robert De Grasse. Editor: Harry Gerstad. Cast: James Edwards, Douglas Dick, Lloyd Bridges, Steve Brodie, Jeff Corey.

35mm, b/w, 86 min.