The Caine Mutiny (1954) – 110

The Caine Mutiny (1954)

Welcome to today’s show, The Caine Mutiny (1954), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember this show is completely free and independent. All I ask is that you jump over to iTunes and give me a review.

Today’s movie is The Caine Mutiny (1954) starring among others, Humphrey Bogart, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray, and José Ferrer. This great movie covers two of my favorite genres, war movies, and trial movies. What can be better than a military court martial movie? This film was directed by Edward Dmytryk and based on a Herman Wouk novel.

So, let’s get going with the actors, many of whom we have seen before.

Actors

Humphrey Bogart played the lead role of Lt. Cmdr. Philip Francis Queeg, a man who had served too hard and too long. The great … Continue reading

Stalag 17 (1953) – Episode 79

Stalag 17 (1953)

Welcome to today’s show, Stalag 17 (1953), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember this show is completely free and independent. All I ask is that you jump over to iTunesand give me a review.

I love this movie. It’s been my favorite movie for most of my adult life. Occasionally it is eclipsed by A Bridge Too Far (1977) when I’m focused on bureaucracies. But I jump back to Stalag 17 (1953) when I’m feeling real cynical. William Holden, who I think is a much better actor than most people believe is amazing as Sefton, a POW with no redeeming societal values. Holden’s wife told him he only received the best actor Oscar for this role as an apology for not winning it for Sunset Blvd. (1950).

However, it is … Continue reading

Battle of the Bulge (1965) – Episode 51

Battle of the Bulge (1965)

The Battle of the Bulge (1965) is a highly fictionalized account of the World War II battle. It features an ensemble cast of American and German actors. This movie is great afternoon entertainment.

Rough Script Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follows the links to social media in the podcast

show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts.

Today’s movie is the second of two that pay tribute to the Americans that fought in the Battle of Bulge December 16 – 25, 1944, 71 years ago this month. The Movie covers the battle around Ambleve. This movie and tell highly fictionalized but entertaining version of the brave men that fought to stop the Nazi winter attack.

Today’s movie is Battle of the Bulge (1965). I’ll jump right in and start with the crew, many we have heard from before. The … Continue reading

Battleground (1949) – Episode 50

Battleground (1949)

Battleground (1949) is the first movie to show US troops in action during World War II. It features an ensemble cast many of which were World War II veterans. The action is set during the Battle of the Bulge and gives a highly fictionalized version of the action that took place.

Rough Script Battleground (1949)

Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follows the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts.

Today’s movie is the first of two that pay tribute to the 101st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles and their action in the Battle of Bulge December 16 – 25, 1944, 71 years ago this month. The Division was surrounded near a small Belgian town – Bastogne. This movie and next weeks tell highly fictionalized but entertaining version of the brave men that fought to stop the Nazi winter … Continue reading

Sahara (1943) – Episode 25

Sahara (1943)

Sahara (1943) is one of those wartime propaganda films that turned out to be pretty solid. They were usually shot very quickly and with a hastily written script. I have to always remind myself that we hadn’t won the war yet and these actors could have been executed if things had gone the other war. Nazi Germany may have seemed a long way from Hollywood but Pearl Harbor was relatively close, as the bomber flies. Released in November 1943, this movie predates D-Day by almost half a year.

Did I mention it stars Humphrey Bogart?

Well, this is my first milestone – 25 episodes so I am jumping line to bring you something special. And that special is named Bogart. So welcome to Episode 25 – Sahara (1943). This is one of those wartime propaganda films that turned out to be pretty solid. They were usually shot very quickly and with a hastily written script. I have to always remind myself that we hadn’t won the war … Continue reading

In Harm’s Way (1965) – Episode 4

In Harm's Way (1965)

For In Harm’s Way (1965) we are still continuing the Bruce Cabot line from King Kong (1933).

I love this movie. It’s all about redemption and second chances. It also shows how important getting breaks from friends are. The title of this film comes from a quote by Revolutionary War captain John Paul Jones: “I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast, for I intend to go in harm’s way.”

This movie follows a group of people starting the night before the attack on Pearl Harbor and follows them through the turning tide where the American Navy starts winning the war. It is loosely based on the Battle of Guadalcanal during WWII.

As each character falls from grace they are given a reprieve often with the help of a friend. In the same way, the USA is given a second chance after they failed to prepare for the coming war. For clarification, I will use a system made famous by … Continue reading