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During the 14th century when the Hundred-Year War between France and England ends with the English occupation of French Aquitainia rebel French knights vow to oust Prince Edward of Walles, ruler of Aquitainia.
A former member of the crew of the HMS Bounty recounts the story of the mutiny aboard ship. The Clauvel's, then, take a look at current day (1932) Tahiti and Pitcairn island. In turn, visiting the descendants of the ship's crew and studying their way of life. Including a search for the wreak of the ship. Stars Errol Flynn in his first movie. And directed by and narrated by Australian Charles Chauvel.
Thanks to Warner Brothers' publicity department, it was long told that on his mother's side, Errol Flynn was a direct descendant of Fletcher Christian, the character he portrays in this film. In actuality, he was a descendant (on his mother's side) of Midshipman Young, the character portrayed by John Warwick. See more »
This film combines documentary, travelogue-style footage with dramatic 'reconstructions' of the mutiny on the Bounty.
Much of it is silent, ie with music only, as I recall. It's very much a primitive sound-movie, in which the director is still working with silent movie techniques, although not in any sophisticated way.
The acting in the dramatic scenes is uniformly abysmal; very 'stagey' acting even by the more experienced performers. The only interest is in seeing Errol Flynn in his first movie role. He's dreadful: very wooden delivery; as stiff as a parody of amateur theatricals, with no star presence whatsoever.
But I find it of interest for this very reason. It shows that even a superstar like Errol Flynn didn't hatch from the egg fully formed, and that however bad you are to start with, there's still hope ...
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