, the author of novels adapted to the big and small screen, including “The Caine Mutiny
,” “Marjorie Morningstar,” “The Winds of War
” and “War and Remembrance
,” has died. He was 103.
“The Caine Mutiny
,” a 1951 bestseller that won Wouk the Pulitzer Prize, was memorably adapted into the 1954 film starring Humphrey Bogart
, who played the paranoid, mentally unstable captain of a Navy minesweeper whose actions drive his subordinates to mutiny. That pic, directed by Edward Dmytryk
and also starring Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson
and Fred MacMurray
, drew seven Oscar nominations, including those for best picture and screenplay for Stanley Roberts.
Wouk relied upon his wartime experiences not only for “The Caine Mutiny
,” but for his later novels “The Winds of War
” (1971) and “War and Remembrance
” (1978). These expansive works, which followed one character, Navy Commander Victor “Pug” Henry, through seemingly every important moment in WWII, were adapted into the highly successful ABC
miniseries of the same name.