The Caine Mutiny (1954) -James Edwards as Whittaker

On TCM 8/17/16 -The much underrated actor and honored today in the Summer Under The Stars series James Edwards in The Caine Mutiny (1954) subtlety excels as Whittaker (Lt. Cmdr. Queeg’s aide) by adding military restraint to his ridiculous task enhanced the impact of Humphrey Bogart’s famous mad quest to prove with “geometric” logic that someone took an extra portion of frozen strawberries. Similarly in Patton (1970) as Sergeant William George Meeks, the general’s valet, Edwards has a very strong scene where he is very understanding of Patton’s (played by Oscar winner here George C. Scott) dilemma of losing his command over a “measly slap.”

 

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