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.
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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
Hugh Griffith was fired during filming when his alcoholism became unmanageable. That is why his character disappears for large portions of the film. Indeed, his behavior was considered so bad, that he was not allowed back onto the island for the final scenes. See more »
The burning of the Bounty at Pitcairn's Island wasn't the result of one man deciding to destroy it. It was the general consensus of most of the mutineers that the ship be burned because there was no way to conceal it, and they didn't want passing ships to be able to identify their island. It was certainly not done without Christian's knowledge (it was actually his idea). See more »
While our mission remains unfulfilled I'm not in any port, Mr Fryer, I'm command where you may find one day it's always lonely. You see, command allows no intimacies. You can hardly expect unquestioning obedience from last night's partner in a debauch.
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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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