Mutiny (1952 film)

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Directed by Edward Dmytryk
Produced by Frank King
Maurice King
Written by Hollister Noble (story)
Philip Yordan (writer) and
Sidney Harmon (writer)
Charles O'Neal (additional dialogue)
Starring Mark Stevens
Angela Lansbury
Patric Knowles
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Cinematography Ernest Laszlo
Edited by Frank Sullivan
Distributed by United 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
Country United States
Language English

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 also collaborating on Drums in the Deep South.

Plot summary

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.



The film was the first made by Edward Dmytryk after he gave testimony to the HUAC. The King Brothers signer him in May 1951 (he gave testimony in April).[1] It was the first time a member of the Hollywood Ten had been signed to make a film in Hollywood since the blacklist - but Dmytryk was the first member of the ten to give testimony. Congressmen John Wood supported the signing say it encouraged testimony. It was generally supported in the industry.[2][3]

Filming started 20 June 1951.


  • "A-Rovin'" (Traditional sea shanty)
  • "Sailor's Holiday" (Traditional sea shanty)

Comic book adaptation


  1. ^ Schallert, E. (1951, May 15). Drama. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from
  2. ^ By THOMAS F BRADY Special to THE NEW,YORK TIMES. (1951, May 15). DMYTRYK IS NAMED TO DIRECT PICTURE. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from
  3. ^ By, T. F. (1951, May 20). HOLLYWOOD REACTS. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from
  4. ^ "Movie Love #16". Grand Comics Database.

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