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Primitive Pitcairn (1935)

Approved | | Documentary, Short | 1 January 1935 (USA)
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 »
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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 David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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6 June 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Primitive Pitcairn (1935)

*** (out of 4)

Nice short from MGM is what I guess you'd call a prequel to their MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY as we visit the real locations that were dramatized in that classic film. We learn about how the island was when the Bounty crew arrived and how it was nearly impossible for anyone to reach the island. We then take a look at the people living there now including decedents of the men who arrived on the Bounty. This documentary mainly focuses on how one would survive on the island with the fifty or so families often working together for their food, water and shelter. We learn that the living conditions there are nearly horrid without too many reasons for a person to want to stay. In terms of entertainment this documentary works extremely well even if you're not aware of the classic film this here is tied to. Even on its own this movie offers up some great stories as well as some nice scenery of the island. Seeing how these people work and what they must do for just simple things like water was interesting to watch and the main reason this documentary is worth viewing.


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