In 1787, British ship Bounty leaves Portsmouth to bring a cargo of bread-fruit from Tahiti but the savage on-board conditions imposed by Captain Bligh trigger a mutiny led by officer Fletcher Christian.
Midshipman Roger Byam joins Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian aboard HMS Bounty for a voyage to Tahiti. Bligh proves to be a brutal tyrant and, after six pleasant months on Tahiti, ... See full summary »
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The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain Bligh will do anything to get there as fast as possible, using any means to keep up a strict discipline. When they arrive at Tahiti, it is like a paradise for the crew, something completely different than the living hell aboard the ship. On the way back to England, officer Fletcher Christian becomes the leader of a mutiny. Written by
In reality Captain Bligh was not a "flogging captain." The ship's log shows that Bligh flogged less, not more, than most other captains. But he had an acid tongue, believed he was always right, and did not hesitate to berate his officers in front of the men, destroying their authority. This was the real cause of the mutiny. See more »
During the real events, some of the mutineers and those loyal to Captain Bligh but couldn't join him in the longboat because of overcapacity, remained on Tahiti during the Bounty's second visit. However, in the film, neither of these people are shown remaining on the island. See more »
I liked the visual beauty of the film. It captured the essence of Tahiti on the water and in the dancing.
Your website regarding Mutiny on the Bounty is well done. I know a lot about the movie because I helped to make it in Tahiti in 1960-1961. Iwas secretary to the writers, and "girl Friday" on the picture. A year in Tahiti with Marlon Brando was, and still is, most memorable. I am writing a book and including some of that experience. When I am set on he title I will come back and let you and your readers know. I loved the film because it captured the essence of Tahiti, both on the water and in the dance sequences. We had two trips to Tahiti because there was so much rain when the group from MGM was first there and we had to return to MGM in January and wait until the rainy season was over. Ia Orana. Suzanne
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