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1936 (Turkey) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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The sentimental favorite version. See more (91 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charles Laughton ... Bligh

Clark Gable ... Christian

Franchot Tone ... Byam
Herbert Mundin ... Smith
Eddie Quillan ... Ellison
Dudley Digges ... Bacchus

Donald Crisp ... Burkitt
Henry Stephenson ... Sir Joseph Banks
Francis Lister ... Capt. Nelson

Spring Byington ... Mrs. Byam

Movita ... Tehani
Mamo Clark ... Maimiti (as Mamo)
Byron Russell ... Quintal
Percy Waram ... Coleman
David Torrence ... Lord Hood
John Harrington ... Mr. Purcell
Douglas Walton ... Stewart

Ian Wolfe ... Maggs
DeWitt Jennings ... Fryer
Ivan F. Simpson ... Morgan (as Ivan Simpson)
Vernon Downing ... Hayward
Bill Bambridge ... Hitihiti (as William Bambridge)
Marion Clayton Anderson ... Mary Ellison (as Marion Clayton)
Stanley Fields ... Muspratt
Wallis Clark ... Morrison
Crauford Kent ... Lt. Edwards (as Craufurd Kent)

Pat Flaherty ... Churchill
Alec Craig ... McCoy
Charles Irwin ... Thompson
Dick Winslow ... Tinkler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Adair ... Warden (uncredited)
Harry Allen ... Wherryman (uncredited)
Lionel Belmore ... Innkeeper (uncredited)
Nadine Beresford ... Ellison's Mother (uncredited)
Julie Bescos ... Able-Bodied Seaman (uncredited)

Derek Blomfield ... Jeremy (uncredited)

James Cagney ... (uncredited)
Lucy Chavarria ... Hina (uncredited)
Harry Cording ... Soldier (uncredited)

Ray Corrigan ... Able Bodied Seaman (uncredited)
Sam Wallace Driscoll ... Michael Byrne (uncredited)
Charles Dunbar ... Able-Bodied Seaman (uncredited)
Edgar Edwards ... Able-Bodied Seaman (uncredited)
Harold Entwistle ... Capt. Colpoys (uncredited)
Sig Frohlich ... Mutineer (uncredited)
Mary Gordon ... Peddler (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... Able-Bodied Seaman (uncredited)

Jon Hall ... Tahitian Native (uncredited)
Winter Hall ... Chaplain (uncredited)
Dick Haymes ... Able-Bodied Seaman (uncredited)
Lilyan Irene ... Moll (uncredited)
Clarke Jennings ... Able-Bodied Seaman (uncredited)
Tiny Jones ... Ship's Visitor at Portsmouth (uncredited)
Stubby Kruger ... Able-Bodied Seaman (uncredited)
Hal Le Sueur ... Millard (uncredited)

Robert Livingston ... Lt. Young (uncredited)
Doris Lloyd ... Cockney Moll (uncredited)
King Mojave ... Richard Skinner (uncredited)
Charles Nauu ... Tahitian Native (uncredited)

David Niven ... Able-Bodied Seaman (uncredited)
Vivien Oakland ... Moll (uncredited)
Gil Perkins ... Able-Bodied Seaman (uncredited)
John Power ... Hillebrandt (uncredited)
Satini Pualoa ... Tahitian Native (uncredited)
William Stack ... Judge Advocate (uncredited)
Will Stanton ... Portsmouth Joe (uncredited)
Jack Sterling ... Able-Bodied Seaman (uncredited)
Lotus Thompson ... Moll (uncredited)
David Thursby ... McIntosh (uncredited)
Harry Warren ... Able-Bodied Seaman (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Board Captain (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Lloyd 
Writing credits
Talbot Jennings (screenplay) &
Jules Furthman (screenplay) and
Carey Wilson (screenplay)

Charles Nordhoff (book) and
James Norman Hall (book)

Margaret Booth 
John Farrow  uncredited

Produced by
Albert Lewin .... associate producer
Frank Lloyd .... producer
Irving Thalberg .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Herbert Stothart 
Cinematography by
Arthur Edeson (photographed by)
Charles G. Clarke (uncredited)
Sidney Wagner (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Margaret Booth 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Makeup Department
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Ulric Busch .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
J. Walter Ruben .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
A. Arnold Gillespie .... associate art director (as Arnold Gillespie)
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
William Steinkamp .... sound (uncredited)
Gene Coogan .... stunt double: Franchot Tone (uncredited)
Fred Graham .... stunt double: Clark Gable (uncredited)
Harvey Parry .... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Allen Pomeroy .... stunts (uncredited)
Charles Schaeffer .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Cliff Shirpser .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Harkness Smith .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Glenn Strong .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Music Department
Charles Maxwell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
James Curtis Havens .... marine director (as James Havens)
Alfred Alexander .... technical advisor (uncredited)
G.O.T. Bagley .... technical advisor: English background (uncredited)
Howard Dietz .... press agent (uncredited)
Hertzel Effensachs .... marine coordinator (uncredited)
Bob Roberts .... production assistant (uncredited)
Bill Ryan .... script clerk (uncredited)
John Waters .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

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132 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Argentina:13 | Australia:G | Canada:PG (video rating) | Germany:12 | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:G | South Korea:12 (2003) | Sweden:Btl (heavily cut) (1938) | Sweden:15 (cut) (1936) | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2002) | USA:Not Rated | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #1531)
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Did You Know?

An additional tragedy nearly occurred during filming when an 18-foot replica of the Bounty with two crewmen aboard separated from its tow and was adrift for two days before being found by a search party.See more »
Anachronisms: When Bligh questions one of the crewmen towards the beginning of the film, mention is made of Dartmoor Prison, which was built in 1809, twenty years after this time.See more »
Captain William Bligh:[pointing at three sailors] You, you, you, step forward! You three are a disgrace to salt water! Ten days half rations.See more »
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25 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
The sentimental favorite version., 28 September 1999
Author: yenlo

When watching this great motion picture keep in mind that it is now over sixty (60)years old! Even through the passage of time it provides for entertaining viewing. Charles Laughtons performance as William Bligh captain of the Bounty basically set the standard as how Bligh is pictured and thought of when his name is mentioned. Other actors have portrayed Bligh but it is Laughtons portrayal that is remembered most. The 1984 version with Anthony Hopkins and Mel Gibson is probably a more historical version of actual events but this 1935 classic will most likely always be the sentimental favorite.

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