4 Legal English Podcast | Episode 016
In this episode, we discuss the classic movie: The Caine Mutiny.
This movie is about a warship in the Pacific during WWII. The officers of the ship begin to think the Captain is not mentally fit to command, (i.e., is going crazy). It comes to a head when, during a typhoon, the XO relieves him of command in order to prevent the ship from foundering. Once the storm is over and they return to port - he faces a court martial for Mutiny.
A mutiny is a rebellion against lawful authority, especially sailors onboard a ship against the captain of the ship.
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Legal Movies: The Caine Mutiny
More About: The Caine Mutiny
The movie is based on the book of the same name written by Herman Wouk.
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This movie discussion is part of a series. (See our earlier episodes of other films.) We review movies with a legal theme and discuss what we can learn from them. We will point out what is realistic and unrealistic, and use the movie as a starting point to examine some aspect of the law or the legal system. Of course we will also consider if the film is entertaining, humorous, and enjoyable.
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