Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    The Caine Mutiny Author and Cast-Signed Novel, Including Bogart. Are you now (or have you ever been) a fan of The Caine Mutiny? The 1954 sea-and-courtroom classic, based on Herman Wouk's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, proved a comeback for blacklisted "Hollywood Ten" director Edward Dmytryk. The film is a virtual embarrassment of dramatic riches, slickly packaged by producer Stanley Kramer and sparked by unforgettably dynamic performances -- Van Johnson's reluctant mutineer, Fred MacMurray's arrogant novelist/officer, Robert Francis's impressionable young Ensign and -- dominating them all -- Humphrey Bogart's hauntingly paranoid, ball bearing-rolling Captain Queeg. This illustrated edition of Wouk's novel (with several full-color drawings of the characters) is inscribed "To Ernest Borgnine -- With admiration" and signed by the author in blue ink on the title page. (Borgnine wasn't in the film; in 1954, he was only a year away from his Oscar-winning performance as Marty). In addition, it's inscribed and signed on the inside cover (that offers a "The Cruise of the Caine under Captain Queeg" map) and first free pages by Bogart, Johnson, MacMurray, Francis (who died in a plane crash a year after Caine Mutiny's release), supporting players Lee Marvin (tenth-billed as "Meatball"), Jerry Paris (later an Emmy-winning TV director), Tom Tully, Claude Akins, Arthur Franz, and various production crewmembers -- as well as producer Kramer and director Dmytryk. Even Bogart's wife, Lauren Bacall, signed the book. A striking blend of history that's literary, military, political and, of course, Hollywood. In Very Fine condition with some wear to the dustjacket. Accompanied by James Spence Authentication auction LOA.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2009
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,720

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 March 20 - 21 The David Swartz Vintage Vinyl Collection Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage helped us feel we served the memory of our uncle with respect for his life's work and Heritage reflected that respect. You make a great team and gave us all a most memorable experience. We hope to work with you again some time in the future.
    C., A., L., & H. G.,
    Northport, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search