NB - Another old post finally finished.
The Caine Mutiny tells the semi-fictional story of troubled times on board an American minesweeper in WWII, and a court martial that follows.
Bogey plays one of his least likeable characters. And both he, and even more so Ferrer, take their time to appear. Fred MacMurray and Van Johnson are both fine, giving solid if unremarkable performances. A very young Lee Marvin plays the lowly 'Meatball'!
Given the relationship to the factual story, this ends up being a damp squib. It could've been really amazing. Although I doubt the American Navy would've cooperated in a 'true story' telling of these events. I'm giving this just three balkenkreuz, as I was more than a trifle diasappointed. It'not awful, but it's certainly not a classic. Still, it is worth seeing.
These last two pictures are photographs taken during Typhoon Cobra, by ships of TF38, which I've taken - captions and all - from the Wikipedia entry on that tragic event.