Mutiny on the Bounty

Clark Gable as the daring mutineer in the screen's most exciting adventure story!
Mutiny on the Bounty
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  • Vintage Documentary Pitcairn Island Today
  • Academy Award Newsreel
  • Theatrical Trailers of This and the 1962 Remake
  • Languages: English & French
  • Subtitles: English, French & Spanish
  • Audio: English (Mono), French (Mono)
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 12 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: February 3, 2004
  • Originally Released: 1935
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Mono - English
    • Mono - French

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1935 - Best Picture

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 35


User Ratings: 8,034
Rating: 3.5/4 -- The story is spellbinding, the acting lusty and the spectacle everything you could expect from a Golden Age MGM production -- though sometimes it's a bit too much on the monumental side. Full Review
Chicago Tribune
Dec 13, 2006
Rating: 5/5 -- Oh yeah--Laughton and Gable--pour me another one bartender.
Nov 20, 2007
This is a ripping yarn, an old-timey sea adventure. Full Review
Feb 20, 2015
It's tainted by a fair amount of middlebrow stuffiness, but it's a fleet piece of storytelling and serves to enshrine one of the great ham performances of all time, Charles Laughton's Captain Bligh. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Dec 12, 2006
Rating: 5/5 -- Its highlight, of course, is Charles Laughton's rigid and inhuman Captain Bligh, ruthless in his treatment of the seamen. Remembered, imitated, caricatured, but never bettered, it stays indelibly in the mind long after the film is over. Full Review
Sky Cinema
Feb 20, 2019
There's nothing to stand in the way of Mutiny qualifying for box office dynamite rating. Full Review
Feb 19, 2008
An exotic and gripping piece of Hollywood mythology, made with all the technical skill and gloss one associates with Irving Thalberg's MGM. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006

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"HMS Bounty" sails for Tahiti by way of Cape Horn...and into movie lore as an American Film Institute Top-100 American Films selection. Grandly filmed, Mutiny On The Bounty captured the 1935 Best Picture Academy Award and eight nominations total. Charles Laughton portrays Captain Bligh, a seafaring monster ruling with the law of fear.

Solidifying his status as Hollywood's #1 male star, Clark Gable is first officer Fletcher Christian, whose will to obey erodes under Bligh's tyranny. And Franchot Tone plays idealistic midshipman Byam, torn by his allegiance to both. That all three portrayals are vividly memorable is accented by the fact that for the only time in Oscar history, three stars from the same film were Best Actor nominees.

Product Description:

MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY is the classic tale of one of the most infamous adventures on the high seas. The story is based on the fictional accounts written by Charles Nortdhoff and James Norman Hall. English conscripts sailing for Tahiti buckle under the chastisements of cruel Captain William Bligh, savagely portrayed by Charles Laughton. Bligh's grotesque abuses of power, including a brutal flogging that results in the death of the sick old ship's doctor, finally inspire a mutiny on the return voyage, conducted under the leadership of fair-minded officer Fletcher Christian, played by the dashing and heroic Clark Gable. Following the mutiny, Bligh and a few cronies are set onto a small dinghy after the successful muntiy, at which point the real adventure begins--Bligh's 4,000-mile journey from Tahiti to the Dutch East Indies. A solid seagoing adventure epic with breathtaking location photography, MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY offers an unparalleled nautical authenticity--the ship photographed and the costumes worn were exact replicas of the 18th-century originals.

Plot Synopsis:

This is the classic (and true) tale of the mutiny that took place on the HMS Bounty, led by the courageous and dashing Fletcher Christian. The sailors revolt because of the barbaric and merciless way they had been treated during the voyage by the wicked Captain Bligh.


Production Notes:

  • Three of the films actors (Clark Gable, Charles Laughton, and Franchot Tone) were all nominated for Academy Award.
  • MUTNITY ON THE BOUNTY was the second picture directed by Frank Lloyd to win an Oscar for Best Picture; CAVALCADE was the first.
  • The budget was close to two million dollars (quite large for the time), much of which was spent shooting background footage in Tahiti and building a historically accurate replica of the HMS Bounty.
  • Gable had doubts about taking the role--he was concerned about his ability to manage an English accent and thought he would look silly wearing a pigtail.
  • MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY is number 86 on the American Film Institute's list of America's 100 Greatest Movies.

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