Mutiny on the Bounty

  • 12
  • Lewis Milestone (1962)
  • US
  • 177 min
Mutiny on the Bounty
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Historical adventure starring Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard. In 1787, HMS Bounty embarks on a voyage to Tahiti to collect breadfruit, which is to be brought back to Jamaica. But the cruel methods of the ship's captain William Bligh are increasingly resented by his aristocratic first officer Fletcher Christian.

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Lewis Milestone

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Edited for violence.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 12
Distributor:
Warner Home Video
Categories
Drama