The Caine Mutiny is a 1954 drama directed by Edward Dmytryk. It is based on the 1951 novel of the same name by Herman Wouk. During World War II, Captain Queeg (Humphrey Bogart) takes command of the undisciplined crew aboard a run-down warship named the U.S.S. Caine. Once he arrives, he appoints a recent graduate of the naval academy, Willie Keith (Robert Francis), to be the ship's morale officer. Keith soon notices that Captain Queeg is acting very strange and seems to be more focused on insignificant things, like who stole strawberries from the mess hall. He is also anxious and continually absent during combat missions. After Captain Queeg decides to sail into a typhoon and threaten the lives of those on board, Keith supports executive officer Steve Maryk (Van Johnson) when he mutinies and takes control of the ship. When Keith and Maryk are then court-martialed, the men must prove that their mutiny was justified.