Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

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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.

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Trivia

The scenes of Bligh and his supporters surviving in the longboat after the mutiny were shot in the studio tank on the MGM lot. Only Bligh's denunciation of Christian as the boat is cast adrift was filmed on location. The studio shots were no less gruelling for being shot indoors, as Charles Laughton and his cast mates were drenched with water, rocked by cables and baked under the studio lights. After Frank Lloyd had spent a week on the sequence, he realized that one of the characters on the longboat was not supposed to be there. He was supposed to have stayed with the mutineers. As a result, the entire sequence had to be shot again. When Laughton delivered Bligh's line, "We have conquered the sea!" the crew members were so moved they cheered, and Laughton broke down in tears.


Quotes

Lt. Fletcher Christian: Mr. Bligh, I can't sign this book. No such amounts have been issued to the men.
Captain William Bligh: You've signed with extra kegs the ship never carried.
Lt. Fletcher Christian: I have, sir.
Captain William Bligh: Then, why not? We all do it. We'd be fools if we didn't do it on a lieutenant's pay. I want to stow ...


Goofs

The Christmas scene back in England shows a Christmas tree, but these weren't introduced to England until after Prince Albert brought the tradition over from Germany around 1840.


Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version.


Soundtracks

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung by carolers in England and mutineers in Tahiti

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Adventure | Biography | Drama | History | Romance

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