Not Rated | | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A tyrannical ship captain decides to exact revenge on his abused crew after they form a mutiny against him, but the sailor he targets had no hand in it.
Although some members of the supporting cast like Eddie Quillan and DeWitt Jennings affected English accents, it was decided that Clark Gable should not attempt an accent.
Lt. Fletcher Christian:
Bligh, you've given your last command on this ship! We'll be men again if we hang for it!
Captain Bligh is shown keel hauling a sailor for a minor offense. The British Navy discontinued the practice around 1720, decades before the Bounty sailed. The French and Dutch navies discontinued keel hauling in 1750, 37 years before the Bounty's voyage.