Mutiny on the Bounty

Mutiny on the Bounty

Lewis Milestone (1962)

177min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This version of the famous nautical adventure from Lewis Milestone is a memorable successor to the Oscar-winning 1935 movie. Milestone deserves credit for surviving laborious re-shoots and difficulties caused by Marlon Brando's temperament: "I was as near to a nervous breakdown as I've ever been," said the veteran director, who made his name with All Quiet on the Western Front in 1930. Though controversial, Brando's performance as Fletcher Christian is impressive as he moves from arrogant fop to gallant hero, despite his somewhat strangulated English accent. Trevor Howard is fine as the sadistic Captain Bligh, but the Tahiti interlude is a sequence definitely to be missed.

Summary

Royal Navy captain William Bligh uses brutal methods to keep his crew in line, to the horror of his second-in-command Fletcher Christian. When the strict discipline starts to have fatal consequences, Christian leads the sailors in revolt against their cruel commander. Fact-based adventure, starring Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard and Richard Harris.

Cast & Crew

Fletcher Christian Marlon Brando
Captain William Bligh Trevor Howard
John Mills Richard Harris
Alexander Smith Hugh Griffith
William Brown Richard Haydn
Maimiti Tarita
Edward Young Tim Seely
Matthew Quintal Percy Herbert
Edward Birkett Gordon Jackson
William McCoy Noel Purcell
John Williams Duncan Lamont
Michael Byrne Chips Rafferty
Samuel Mack Ashley Cowan
John Fryer Eddie Byrne
James Morrison Keith McConnell
Minarii Frank Silvera
Graves Ben Wright (1)
Court martial judge Henry Daniell
Staines Torin Thatcher
Chief Hitihiti Matahiarii Tama
Director Lewis Milestone
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Edited for violence. Available on: Available on video and DVD

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