Mutiny
Directed byEdward Dmytryk
Produced byFrank King
Maurice King
Written byHollister Noble (story)
Philip Yordan (writer) and
Sidney Harmon (writer)
Charles O'Neal (additional dialogue)
StarringMark Stevens
Angela Lansbury
Patric Knowles
Music byDimitri Tiomkin
CinematographyErnest Laszlo
Edited byFrank Sullivan
Production
company
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • March 5, 1952 (1952-03-05) (New York City)
  • March 12, 1952 (1952-03-12) (Los Angeles)
  • March 19, 1952 (1952-03-19) (United States)
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Mutiny is a 1952 American Technicolor adventure film directed by Edward Dmytryk. It was produced by the King Brothers Productions and based on a story by Hollister Noble; the two parties had previously collaborated on Drums in the Deep South.

Plot

During the War of 1812, Captain James Marshall has to run the blockade of the US coast being operated by the British, in order to collect a war loan obtained from France, which is being paid in gold bullion. His first mate is Ben Waldridge, a former Royal Navy captain who was cashiered by the Navy. Waldridge has his former gun crew along with him and, when they realize that there is gold coming on board, they plot mutiny. Leslie, Waldridge's gold-loving former sweetheart, arrives at the same time.

Cast

Production

The film was the first made by Edward Dmytryk after he gave testimony to the HUAC. The King Brothers signed him in May 1951 (he gave testimony in April).[1] Dmytryk was the first member of the ten to give testimony and it was the first time a member of the Hollywood Ten had been signed to make a film in Hollywood since the blacklist. Congressman John Wood supported the signing, saying that it encouraged testimony.[2][3]

Filming started on June 20, 1951.

Soundtrack

Reception

The Variety review called it "a routine [box office] grosser. ... Unfortunately, after building so elaborately to stress the patriotic yen of Stevens and his daring in setting out with a lightly-armed boat to get the French gold, the story falls to pieces."[4]

Comic book adaptation

References

  1. ^ Schallert, E. (May 15, 1951). "Drama". Los Angeles Times. ProQuest 166225323.
  2. ^ Thomas F Brady (May 15, 1951). "Dmytryk is Named to Direct Picture". The New York Times. ProQuest 112251336.
  3. ^ T. F. (May 20, 1951). "Hollywood Reacts". The New York Times. ProQuest 111960761.
  4. ^ "Mutiny (Color)". Variety. February 20, 1952. p. 6.
  5. ^ "Movie Love #16". Grand Comics Database.