Mutiny on the Bounty Movie Review 1962

Information and Film Reviews for Mutiny on the Bounty the Movie

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Based on the novel by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall, this account of the 1789 mutiny led by Fletcher Christian against Captain Bligh of the Bounty is highlighted by lavish photography and an eccentric, though interesting, portrayal of the mutiny leader by Brando. Though overshadowed by Laughton's compelling performance in the original 1935 masterpiece, Howard's Bligh is ship-shape as the cold-hearted, single-minded captain determined to reach Tahati and return with a hold full of breadfruit trees. Brando is all knickers and attitude as the peeved Mr. Christian, who finally can take no more of Bligh's social criticism. The other actors, especially Harris, join in the slightly over the top spirit of things.


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Available on VHS
Running time 177 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Mutiny, Sail Away, Island Fare, Period Piece: 18th Century, Shipwrecked, True Stories, Historical Drama, Going Native
Charles Lederer
Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris, Hugh Griffith, Richard Haydn, Percy Herbert, Noel Purcell
Robert L. Surtees
Lewis Milestone
Aaron Rosenberg, Charles Lederer

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