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Mutiny (1952)





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Director Edward Dmytryk returned from a few unhappy years on the Blacklist in the early 1950s, to direct a handful of programmers before being restored to "A" pictures. Dmytrk's Mutiny is set during the War of 1812. Mark Stevens, captain of the American ship Concord, finds himself at the mercy of mutineer Patric Knowles, who is supposedly loyal to Britain. Actually all Knowles is concerned with is the gold bullion carried by the Concord, which he plans to squander in the company of treacherous femme fatale Angela Lansbury. Stevens recaptures the ship and torpedoes the British fleet, with the aid of a pioneering submarine-like vessel. Mutiny was produced by the estimable King Brothers who allegedly trafficked in illegal gambling devices before hitting upon the more lucrative arena of independent motion pictures.

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Mark Stevens
as Capt. James Marshall
Patric Knowles
as Capt. Ben Waldridge
Robert Osterloh
as Faversham
Gene Roth
as Potter
Todd Karns
as Andrews
Louis Jean Heydt
as Capt. Herwig
Robin Hughes
as Lt. Vaughan
Crane Whitley
as Col. Rogers
Emerson Treacy
as Council Speaker
Harry Antrim
as Chairman Parsons
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Critic Reviews for Mutiny

All Critics (1)

Lively small-budget programmer, a sea adventure set during the War of 1812.

March 28, 2007 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mutiny

Angela Lansbury as a femme fatale again, this time in a pirate-style noir, urging her soon-to-be-ex-but-he-don't-know-it-squeeze (Patric Knowles) to bamboozle the U.S. Navy (1812 edition) out of 10 mil in gold. Is the honey that good? There are doldrums on this sea voyage, but on the whole it passes muster.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Pretty Sad Film, an attemp to put the War of 1812 on the big screen with toy boats. Boaring and dull film was very dark in places. Angela Lansbury starred in this one, she could have only went up from here. 1/2 star.

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

Where to begin with this bottom of the barrel adventure? Dmytryk was always an inconsistent director able to produce fine films like "The Caine Mutiny" and "Broken Lance" as well as high gloss trash such as "Walk on the Wild Side" and "Where Love Has Gone" and slug like this. Strictly paying the rent actors give lackluster performances. Angela looks great but why oh why is she wearing a 1950's evening dress on a warship in 1812? Painfully obvious that this was filmed on the cheap in a studio tank with low lighting to cover the sets shortcomings. A shame since there are not a lot a films about this time period so a wasted oppurtunity like this is doubly disappointing.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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