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Pitcairn Island Today (1935)

Approved | | Short, Documentary | 25 May 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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Complete credited cast:
Carey Wilson ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Christian Edward Christian ... Himself
Pastor Christian Pastor Christian ... Himself
William Christian William Christian ... Himself
Roy Clark Roy Clark ... Himself
Annie McCoy Annie McCoy ... Herself (as Aunt Annie McCoy)
Andrew Warren Andrew Warren ... Himself (as Andy Warren)
Dora Warren Dora Warren ... Herself
Benjamin Young Benjamin Young ... Himself
Rebecca Young Rebecca Young ... Herself
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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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Short | Documentary

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1935 (USA) See more »

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Pitcairn Island

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Included in Warner Home Video's 2004 DVD release of Mutiny on the Bounty (1935). See more »

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Features In the Wake of the Bounty (1933) See more »

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Documentary Error
8 July 2008 | by gbev44-1See all my reviews

The film is an interesting look at Pitcairn Island... however it inaccurately portrays the religious beliefs of the islanders.

The narrator refers to them as followers of "The Church of England" and that "Sunday is the holiest of days" to the islanders, but in the 1890's the islanders converted to the Seventh-day Adventist church which observes Saturday as the Sabbath.

Most Pitcairn residents have now given up Christianity altogether, but they still observe Saturday as a day of rest.

This is either a case of bad research by the filmmakers or a willful omission.


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