The Caine Mutiny

Synopsis: During the World War II, the crew of a small insignificant ship in the U.S. Pacific Fleet experience an event unlike any event ever experience by the United States Navy. A Ship's Captain is removed from command by his Executive Officer in an apparent outright act of mutiny. As the trial of the mutineers unfold, it is learned that the Captain of the ship was mentally unstable, perhaps even insane. The Navy must decide if the Caine Mutiny was a criminal act, or an act of courage to save a ship from destruction at the hands of her Captain?
Genre: Drama, War
Director(s): Edward Dmytryk
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 6 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.8
Rotten Tomatoes:
92%
NOT RATED
Year:
1954
124 min
158 Views

Today you are full-fledged ensigns.

Three months ago, you assembled here | from all walks of life. -

- Field, factory, | office and college.

Each of you knew | what the fighting was about.

Each of you knew that the American | way of life must be defended.

From here on, your education | must continue in the school of war.

As an ensign | in the United States Navy. -

- You go down to the sea to fight in | the toughest conflict of all time.

We Americans are confident that | you will serve the Navy with honour.

Good luck and good hunting.

Willie, over here!

- Darling, I'm so proud of you. | - Congratulations, Willie.

I hope the Navy | makes full use of your abilities.

Perhaps I could help you | be placed somewhere else.

Good luck for now.

Mother, I'll have to skip your party | tonight. The fellas are celebrating.

But the party's in your honour.

Your friends will forgive you. | You can call them from the house.

I'll see you at ten.

May...

- You were wonderful. | - Your mother let you out?

I had to be with her. I should | have told you yesterday. I'm sorry.

- Get me a drink, then we'll fight. | - Leo, two Scotch and waters.

Let's not spoil the night. | I've only got a couple of days left.

- I'm leaving Sunday. | - How do you expect me to feel?

You left me standing there alone. | Why couldn't I meet your mother?

- There's a time for everything. | - I'm sure.

To the most important woman | in your life... Mom.

- May, stop it. | - I'm sorry, Willie.

I didn't mean to ruin your evening. | I just bruise easily.

What do we do to celebrate?

We can go to the Fairmont... | Or we don't have to go to a club.

- Meaning what? | - I've only got 48 hours.

- Willie, don't. | - May, I love you.

All right. | Will you marry me?

If there were more time...

I didn't expect you to.

I forgot who I was. Just another | nightclub singer for a big weekend.

I don't want any more of it. | Not another minute.

- Good luck, Mr Keith. | - Thanks, George.

Goodbye, Mother.

Cable me from Pearl Harbour. | Your ship's been in lots of battles.

Do you have enough spending money? | You'd better take this extra $100.

- Mother, please don't cry. | - You're all I have left.

Promise me you'll be careful. Don't | volunteer or do anything dangerous.

I won't. I promise. | Goodbye, sweetheart.

Request permission | to come on board.

- The Caine's a real beauty. | - The Caine is the inboard ship.

This way, Keith.

Watch that enthusiasm. | This is the Caine.

- I'm sorry, I lost my footing. | - This is Lieutenant Tom Keefer.

Your orders. They transform | ex-civilians into men without minds.

- I hate to do this to you. | - Gangway, lady with a baby!

Meatball, Horrible, | pick up Mr Keith's gear.

This is our executive officer, | Steve Maryk.

Steve's the guy | who gets things done.

Come on, let's meet the captain.

- Watch your feet, sir! | - Come on, Keith!

It's a mistake scraping this ship. | The rust is keeping the water out.

- What do you want? | - He's here, sir.

- Bring him in. | - In here, Keith.

Captain DeVriess, | this is Ensign Keith.

May I see your orders, | or are they a military secret?

I'm sorry, sir.

Princeton, 1941...

Top five percent | in midshipman's school...

Pretty good background, | pretty good record.

- Disappointed it's a minesweeper? | - To be honest, yes, sir.

- You saw yourself on a battleship? | - I had hoped that...

I only hope that | you're good enough for the Caine.

- I'll try to be worthy of the job. | - The Caine is a beaten-up tub.

After 18 months of combat, it takes | 24 hours a day to keep her together.

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