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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
124 min

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.


- 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.

I don't think you understand. | You're in the junkyard navy.

Steve, put in with Keefer | in Communications. -

- And have Tom show this Princeton | Tiger and the other ensign the ship.

And Keith...

Don't take it so hard. | War is hell.

- Ensign Keith, Ensign Harding. | - My condolences.

Let's get with it. | The USS Caine is a minesweeper.

These paravanes carry sweep wires | off both sides of the ship.

The wire saws the mine in two.

We've been in combat a year and a | half, and we've never swept a mine.

This ship was designed by geniuses | to be run by idiots.

This is the engine room. To operate, | all you need is a monkey.

99 percent of what we do is routine, | one percent requires intelligence.

- That does it. Any more questions? | - Where do we go to surrender?

- It's not that easy. | - You don't like the Navy.

Just one more thing to do. | Climb the mast.

What for?

A tour is from the keel | to the foretop. That's the foretop.

I'm very fond of my wife and kid. | I'll probably never see them again.

Well done!

- I'm glad he liked it. | - Yeah.

Keith, I'm gonna be sick. | I'm sorry.

Height bothers me. | Those poor sailors down there.

- This is the only hat I've got. | - I have two others.

That's darn cordial of you.

What's keeping you up there? | Lunch!

- Excuse me, sir. | - It's all right.

Now that you've studied the Caine | up close, do you like her better?

- The tour was very interesting. | - Is the ship too messy for you?

The question is, | "Is this mess a ship?"

It's decent of you to join us. | I didn't think you had time.

Even the greatest of | literary artists gets hungry.

Pull up a chair, Tom, and | cast some pearls before the swine.

I have to protect these fresh young | faces from the captain's badgering.

I'm just conducting | a one-man board of inquiry.

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Stanley Corvet Roberts (born February 7, 1970) is a retired American professional basketball player who played center. He was said to have the potential to be the best center of all time. more…

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