Mutiny on the Bounty

Mutiny on the Bounty

Frank Lloyd (1935)

132min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Clark Gable squirmed at the idea of wearing a pigtail, knickerbockers and shoes with silver buckles to play the part of Fletcher Christian, in what was to be his first costume movie. But he and Charles Laughton (as Captain Bligh) teamed to bracing effect in this lavish and stirring adventure on the high seas, based, of course, on the famous real-life mutiny. Director Frank Lloyd twice won best director Oscars - for The Divine Lady and Cavalcade - but this may be his best movie of all. The Academy certainly thought so, voting it best picture of its year.

Summary

Strict disciplinarian Captain Bligh's harsh treatment of his disgruntled crew in answered by an open rebellion led by one of his officers. Oscar-winning seafaring drama, with Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone and Herbert Mundin.

Cast & Crew

Captain William Bligh Charles Laughton
Fletcher Christian Clark Gable
Roger Byam Franchot Tone
Smith Herbert Mundin
Ellison Eddie Quillan
Bacchus Dudley Digges
Burkitt Donald Crisp
Sir Joseph Banks Henry Stephenson
Captain Nelson Francis Lister
Mrs Byam Spring Byington
TBC James Cagney
TBC David Niven
Tehani Movita Castaneda
Director Frank Lloyd
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Metro Goldwyn Mayer LtdGuidance: Contains some violence.Available on: video and DVD
Drama