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.
The first film based on historical events (and which also used the names of some of the real-life people involved, notably William Bligh and Fletcher Christian) to win the Oscar for Best Picture.
Lt. Fletcher Christian:
There's something I want you to do.
Byam: Gladly. What is it?
Lt. Fletcher Christian: One never knows what may happen on a voyage like this. If, for any reason, I don't return to England, I want you to see my parents.
Byam: Well, why shouldn't you return to England.
Lt. Fletcher Christian: Why? Because I ...
Bligh is shown as flogging mercilessly, even to the point of flogging a dead man. Bligh actually never ordered a single flogging, and would scold where other captains would flog and hang.
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