To The Editor,
Take another look at the 1954 film The Caine Mutiny, produced by Stanley Kramer, directed by Edward Dmytryk, based on the Herman Wouk novel, starring Humphrey Bogart, Van Johnson Jose Ferrer, Robert Francis, and Fred MacMurray. There is an erratic U.S. Navy captain, Bogart, excellent as always, who is first opposed, then deposed by a crew who secretly despises him. MacMurray plays the hypocritical writer turned exec who smirks at the country he serves, coveting only his career. Francis plays his “pretty boy” stooge. Johnson, the manipulated “man of honor” accused of treason, Ferrer the Navy lawyer who bails him out. The send-up is delivered by Ferrer in the closing soliloquy, where he correctly exposes them all as the hypocrites they really were, failing in their loyalty to their country and their commander out of personal pride and disdain.