london: Jonathan Cape, 1951. First British Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 494 pp. Fine in near fine dustjacket (minor wear to extremities, more so to spine ends). Item #19074
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel depicting the events on board a fictitious World War II U.S. Navy minesweeper and a subsequent court-martial for mutiny. The book was made into film in 1954 directed by Edward Dmytryk and produced by Stanley Kramer, and stars Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, and Fred MacMurray. The film received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor (Bogart), Best Supporting Actor (Tom Tully), Best Screenplay, Best Sound Recording, Best Film Editing and Best Dramatic Score (Max Steiner). Dmytryk was also nominated for a Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures. It was the second highest-grossing film in the United States in 1954.