The Caine Mutiny

The Caine Mutiny (1954)

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Corrected entry: Attorney Barney Greenwald arrives at court in a Marine uniform, but in court wears a Navy uniform.

Correction: While Greenwald does appear in a forest green uniform, it is not a Marine uniform. It is an optional uniform worn exclusively in the Navy by officers and chief petty officers in the aviation community, and commonly referred to as "aviation green." It was adopted during World War I and was authorized up until sometime in the 1970s, I believe. Although the color is the same as USMC "winter fields" the rank insignia and buttons are U.S. Navy. Lt. Greenwald appears in the dress blue uniform during the court martial sequence because it was a more formal uniform and would likely have been prescribed by the officer in charge of the court martial board (Greenwald would have had the green uniform, the blue uniform, and the khaki uniform). So this appears to be one of the few times that a studio actually paid attention to its military advisor.

Corrected entry: At that time, no US Navy warship could steam in a circle tight enough to cut its own tow line.

Correction: It should be noted that author Herman Wouk actually served as a watch officer on the class of ship in question, and therefore would be in a position to know.

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