Not Rated | | Drama, War
When a U.S. Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.
Elements of this motion picture were parodied in M*A*S*H: The Novocaine Mutiny (1976), when Hawkeye is court martialed for mutiny under Frank Burns' command.
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Just before the Caine runs over the target towline, Queeq is on the bridge chewing out Willie and Keefer due to "Horrible" having his shirt untucked. The film shifts to show the target being run over, then immediately goes back to Queeg and company on the bridge--"Horrible's" shirt is suddenly neatly tucked in (seconds before, Queeq had even ordered him not to tuck it in).
May Wynn was not the actress's real name. She merely adopted it after playing the character May Wynn in this film.
There was a version made for school, to be used in Social Studies class. It edited out most everything except the pertinent scenes of the Queeg incidents and the trial. The movie ended before the decision was reached so that the class could vote on whether they would convict for mutiny or not.