This visit to Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific Ocean shows that life for the residents has changed little in the years since Fletcher Christian and his fellow mutineers on HMS Bounty, ... See full summary »
This visit to Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific Ocean shows that life for the residents has changed little in the years since Fletcher Christian and his fellow mutineers on HMS Bounty, along with several Tahitian natives, landed here. The island is self-sufficient and has few visitors. Among the islanders we see at work is Fletcher Christian's great-grandson. Written by
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Fascinating look at a very primitive looking island...
Carey Wilson narrates this short from MGM about the British sailors who fled to PRIMITIVE PITCAIRN to escape the death penalty imposed upon mutineers aboard the Bounty. The desperate sailors found a remote, rugged island. The white men and brown women merged to create the islanders seen in this vintage short.
They seem like a happy, industrious people without all the modern conveniences but working to build boats and roads and busy with hillside farming.
When huge ships approach, the islanders row out to meet the ship with their wares on a sort of marketing day where they are paid for whatever they manage to sell.
Interesting short was produced in connection with MGM's upcoming film, MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable.
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