The film H.M.S. Defiant (which was released as Damn the Defiant! in the USA) is a 1962 British film. Set about the time of the Spithead Mutiny, the Defiant is sent to the Mediterranean with a crew who are aware that the mutiny is about to take place and with officers in conflict. The film was distributed by Columbia TriStar and starred Alec Guinness as the Captain, Dirk Bogarde as his First Lieutenant Anthony Quayle as the leader of the onboard mutineers. It was directed by Lewis Gilbert with a screenplay by Nigel Kneale based on the novel Mutiny by Frank Tilsley.