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Director:
Writers:
Talbot Jennings (screenplay) &
Jules Furthman (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
1936 (Turkey) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Thousand Hours of Hell For One Moment of Love! See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Quite Possibly The Best Movie Of The 1930's See more (90 total) »

Cast

  (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)

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)
 
Stunts
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)
 
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Runtime:
132 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
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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Trivia:
The studio found an actual 19th century sailing ship, the Balcutha, to serve as the Pacific Queen. The ship is now on display at the Hyde Street Pier in San Francisco.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the Bounty is crashed against the rocks at Pitcairn Island, the film is reversed to stretch out the scene.See more »
Quotes:
Lt. Fletcher Christian:[about Bligh] Murdering butcher! I've had enough of this blood ship! He's no master of life and death on a quarterdeck above the angels!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Charmed: Charrrmed! (#7.4)" (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
God Rest Ye Merry, GentlemenSee more »

FAQ

What is 'Mutiny on the Bounty' about?
What is keelhauling?
What eventually happened to Captain Bligh?
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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Quite Possibly The Best Movie Of The 1930's, 1 October 2002
Author: sddavis63 (revsdd@gmail.com) from Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada

In a decade that saw some spectacular movies in a variety of genres (from "All Quiet On The Western Front" in 1930 to "Gone With The Wind" and "The Wizard Of Oz" in 1939) "Mutiny On The Bounty" is in every way at least equal to and in my opinion better than any of the others. It is a classic example of movie-making at its finest.

Technically the film is superb. Well filmed and with realistic sets, the viewer feels as if he really is on an 18th century British Navy vessel. I remember as a teenager coming across this movie halfway through and not really knowing what it was about but being captured by the vividly realistic portrayal of life at sea. That feeling has never gone away when I watch it. The performances are breath-taking. Clark Gable as Fletcher Christian and Franchot Tone as Roger Byam are excellent, but it is Charles Laughton as Bligh who steals the show. Everything about Laughton in this film screams "Captain Bligh," and his is almost certainly the face that comes to mind when one contemplates the historical figure of Bligh. All three were nominated for Oscars, as was director Frank Lloyd (and inexplicably failed to win, although the film itself was named 1935's Best Picture.) The film mixes adventure, gripping drama and even humour into about two and a quarter hours of sheer enjoyment.

You can quibble about a few things. Apparently history suggests that Bligh might not have been quite this sadistic nor Christian quite so noble. There's a strange shot of the Bounty being run aground by Christian at Pitcairn Island, and as the ship is about to crash into the island the film inexplicably reverses and the end of the shot is clearly going backward for about 2 seconds. I admit that it was passing strange that both Fletcher Christian and Roger Byam speak with American accents, making one wonder how these guys were in the British Navy (but for the sake of Gable's and Tone's performances that can be overlooked) and at the end the movie gets a bit preachy (particularly Byam's speech to his court-martial.) But these are minor and do not detract from one's enjoyment of the film.

Watch this if you never have. Watch it again if you have, and watch it over and over if you can. It is a masterpiece. 9/10

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