Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Not Rated  |   |  Adventure, Drama, History  |  1936 (Turkey)
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Fletcher Christian successfully leads a revolt against the ruthless Captain Bligh on the HMS Bounty. However, Bligh returns one year later, hell bent on avenging his captors.



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Midshipman Roger Byam joins Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian aboard the HMS Bounty for a voyage to Tahiti. Bligh proves to be a brutal tyrant and, after six pleasant months on Tahiti, Christian leads the crew to mutiny on the homeward voyage. Even though Byam takes no part in the mutiny, he must defend himself against charges that he supported Christian. Written by Eric Sorensen <>

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Clark Gable as the daring mutineer in the screen's most exciting adventure story! See more »


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1936 (Turkey)  »

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Meuterei auf der Bounty  »

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$1,950,000 (estimated)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This was MGM's most expensive film since Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925), costing $2 million. See more »


When the Bounty leave port, you see another sailing ship. This is a steel hull tall ship that came into fashion about 100 years after this film takes place. See more »


Captain William Bligh: Mr. Christian!
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Referenced in True Blood: Death Is Not the End (2014) See more »


God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Sung by carolers in England and mutineers in Tahiti
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Strong Best Picture Winner of 1935.
6 May 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Clark Gable and Franchot Tone received Oscar nominations in this excellent early Best Picture winner. But it is Charles Laughton (also Oscar-nominated) who gives his greatest performance as the captain who is harsh, strict and unforgiving. However, his true skills are shown when he is thrown off the ship, but never gives up and returns to safety in a small boat with limited men and supplies. The primary actors are solid and the shooting locales are breath-taking. Frank Lloyd's direction lifts a somewhat questionable screenplay to safer waters and the film turns into a Hollywood classic by its final act. 5 stars out of 5.

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