The Caine Mutiny (1954)

One of the top war movies of all times is also a fascinating psychological study. Humphrey Bogart stars as the infamous Captain Queeg, whose accelerating descent into paranoia is endangering his naval crew and the ship they sail on. A clever mixture of suspense, drama, action and more than its share of humorous moments, the film asks the age-old question: How far does one follow one’s leader into hell? Is mutiny ever honorable? Jose Ferrer’s portrayal as Bogart’s legal counsel in the last third of the film is worth the price of admission alone. Great performances all around, and the Max Steiner soundtrack is memorable throughout.

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